“I have always been impressed with Papa John’s from the other side of the counter and I was a regular customer in Swindon for several years,” explains Abhishek. “The product is superior; using only 100% fresh dough definitely gives a better flavour. I firmly believe in the brand and concept of ‘better ingredients, better pizza’, so the choice was simple.
“Our St Helens Papa John’s has a great city centre location which has attracted a high footfall right from the first day of opening,” continues former Shell forecourt franchisee Abhishek. “The customer response and feedback so far has been amazing and within one day we had 500 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page!
“Setting up was made as straightforward as possible with help from Papa John’s staff and all the training provided was excellent,” confirms Abhishek. “Our staff got a head start, accessing the company’s online learning system and this was followed up with ten days in-store with a Papa John’s dedicated trainer to ensure everyone was ready to serve up the best pizza in town on our opening day!
“We are really excited about the future with Papa John’s,” concludes Abhishek. “The company has a solid growth strategy and we are very much looking forward to being part of that expansion.”
Papa John’s now has more than 280 stores in the UK. Most recent openings include: Peacehaven, Hove, Edinburgh, Nuneaton, Loughborough, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Lowestoft, Lichfield, Harpenden and Hackney Wick.
Papa John’s has recently launched its new incentive scheme to help franchisees in the early stages of growing their businesses which includes discounted royalty fees, contribution towards marketing spend plus free equipment for new stores opening our the enterprise development zones of the Midlands, Wales, The North West, North East and Scotland. These great deals are all on the table for franchises opening in 2015, so first come first served!