Steve Mullarkey explains: “I chose to join Papa John’s as a franchisee earlier this year, as it was very simply better than the competition. The product’s freshness, quality and value for money is a recipe for success. In addition, Papa John’s is an exciting company and committed to growth. The head office staff’s enthusiasm for the future is impressive, they really believe this company is going places and I have to agree.
“Preston and Chester have only been open a couple of weeks but they have exceeded all expectations,” confirms Steve. “We ran some special promotions and our Chester outlet is really already popular with students. We are based under the halls of residence and so the walk in trade has been exceptionally high.
“Preston is also in a great location,” continues Steve, “but it is attracting families and even with my catering background I have been amazed at the amount of business so far!
“The franchisee incentive deals Papa John’s offered, have enabled me to commit to opening a total of five stores and I have already started viewing locations for my next Papa John’s which will open in January,” continues Steve. “However, my plans don’t end there! I am hungry for success and aim to open between 10-15 Papa John’s over the next five years, all of which will be based in the North West, so watch this space!”
Papa John’s is currently offering incentives to new franchisees for stores opening in Wales, The Midlands, North East, The North West and Scotland, including a royalty break for a specified period for stores opening before the end of 2014. The Company will also supply deals on equipment, plus marketing spend for the store opening launch. These deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!
Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world, with more than 4,500 stores worldwide and is rapidly expanding in 36 markets around the globe. Papa John’s, which is renowned for its product quality, has opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the UK including the key locations of the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales & Scotland.