To celebrate the launch of its latest menu addition ‘The Bee Sting’, Papa John’s creates the world’s first pizza for bees The busy bees at the Papa John’s franchise group are buzzing to reveal their newest culinary creation – a fiery honey-drizzled pizza. Launched on the 17th July, ‘The Bee Sting’ combines a hot and spicy base of Amarillo chilli, topped with signature pepperoni, mozzarella, fresh green chilli and a sweet wild flower honey drizzle, to balance the sting of the heat. To c...Read More
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Papa John’s are Expanding! & We’d Love You To Join Us
We are looking for enthusiastic business partners now!
Papa John’s is one of the largest pizza delivery franchise companies in the world; we now have well over 400 sites open and trading in the UK, and over 5,000 in more than 40 international markets and territories.
Grab a slice of the action!
Papa John’s tried and tested formula and an established British management team with many years experience in franchising and the pizza industry means a solid foundation for a very promising future. Papa John’s now have over 400 stores open and trading in the UK; working towards the goal of 600+ units.
Annual worldwide sales exceed $3 billion and now Great Britain is spearheading the international expansion of the brand.
Since the first UK stores opened in summer 2000, customer feedback has been excellent so much so that Papa John’s (GB) Ltd has been named UK Pizza Delivery Operator for 6 times by the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association.
Prospects for the right people are outstanding; particularly bearing in mind that home delivery is the fastest growing sector of the market. Pizza is universally popular and unaffected by seasons or fashions. Independent research shows that in the UK, pizza consumption is expanding to similar levels as those in the United States where people eat three times as much pizza.
Getting you off to a great start!
We have a number of very tempting incentive deals to give you a helping hand from day 1, ensuring you will be quick to taste success...including:
- A complimentary Oven
- Royalty reduction programme
- Targeted marketing support
Training & Support
You will receive six weeks initial training held both at our international training centre in Milton Keynes. This training incorporates classroom and practical work at a store local to your location. Further training courses are offered to franchisees and their team members on an ongoing basis both classroom and internet based.
Extensive and continuous support from a dedicated franchise business manager and our UK and European campus staff in Milton Keynes will assist you with recruiting and training new staff, marketing, product control, pricing and other operational areas.
Who's ideal For Us?
We are looking for individuals, couples or business partnerships with exceptional interpersonal and people skills. These are essential as you'll be dealing with customers and leading your team on a daily basis. You also need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the right mindset
Our franchisees are organisers with a can-do attitude – they are people who get things done. You will need to be dedicated and passionate as well as being able to adapt to a proven way of working. We need people who are not afraid to “roll their sleeves up and get stuck in”, which means everything from making pizza through to administration.
People with the right combination of drive, enthusiasm and business experience are ideal Papa John’s candidates. Being a Papa John’s franchisee is a challenge which calls for initiative and determination, and no small amount of dedication. But, if you have a comprehensive understanding of business it's a fantastic opportunity - one that can be personally and professionally rewarding, as well as financially.
Previous Fast-food or food experience is not a pre-requisite; some of our franchisees did not have previous catering or retailing experience. The most successful franchisees are entrepreneurial, owner/operators who have excellent people skills.
This may vary and depends on several factors such as site chosen and building costs but typically an investment of between £170,000 and £225,000 (excluding freehold & VAT) of which £100,000 should be in liquid funds.
The initial agreement is for 10 years. Subject to lease and other considerations, the franchise agreement is renewable by the franchisee, currently, at no additional charge
What is the Franchise Fee??
The franchisee fee is £18,500+ VAT for each franchise unit. You will also be responsible for the rent, rates and utility costs of the store for the term of the franchise agreement.
The Franchise Package
At the start of the franchise agreement there is an initial fee payable and this gives you the following:
- The right to use the Papa John’s trademarks.
- The Papa John’s system for preparing, marketing and selling food products.
- The right to our information, specifications, know-how, and other confidential and proprietary information.
Included in the indicative total investment cost, there is also an allowance for management and staff training plus initial marketing support prior to opening your store.
Most of the start-up costs are comprised of the building, fit-out and equipment costs which will vary depending on your site. The package also includes all fixtures and fittings, signage and internal marketing collateral, ovens, EPOS system and small wares as well as all agents’ fees, franchise fee, marketing, project management and pre-opening expenses.
We have opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the UK.
Please submit a request form for further information on the Papa John's Franchise Opportunity
North West expansion is on the menu for Papa John’s fast food franchisee Sukhbir Gill and his business partner Lakhwinder Singh (Lucky), with the opening of two new franchise retail stores within the franchise territory of Liverpool plus the acquisition of five further stores in the region. Sukhbir Gill explains: “Our plan is to build a cluster of Papa John’s. From an operational point of view this makes complete sense. It will help focus our local marketing campaigns, plus it m...Read More
For the first time ever, Papa John’s the fast food pizza franchise will be swapping its famous Californian tomato base for Heinz’s legendary tomato ketchup on their all new, Hot Dogpizza, that launched on 15th May 2019. The clever folks at Papa John’s have joined forces with the condiment kings at Heinz and as a result, have created their sauciest ever pizza. The new Hot Dog pizza is not only a nod to the nation’s favourite condiment but recognises the winning flavour combinations of a clas...Read More
Papa John’s, has announced it has teed-off with Abbeyford Leisure to bring the home of Pizza to the home of golf in St Andrews. The newest franchised Papa John’s store is located on Abbeyford Leisure’s St Andrews Holiday Park at Kinkell Braes, one of the most sought-after holiday locations on the east coast of Scotland. The new store will also deliver to residents of St Andrews, so the whole town benefits and not just the happy campers!David J Evans, chairman, Abbeyford Leisure explains: “As one...Read More
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has named franchisee, Tofur Ali as the winner of the Highest Sale Growth Store 2018, for his Sheffield franchise territory pizza franchise store located on Prince of Wales Road. The award win was announced at Papa John’s biggest ever UK franchise conference in Birmingham recently. Tofur Ali explains: “I was delighted with the award which underlines the hard work and commitment from every member of my team at the Prince of Wales, Sheffield store.&n...Read More
Leading pizza franchise network, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened it's latest franchise store within the franchise territory of Denton, Manchester. This is the fifth franchise store to be run by franchisee Amit Abhol (Rana), who has outlined plans to open 20 Papa John’s by 2020. Rana who joined Papa John’s in June 2017 explains: “Previously I was employed at a rival firm, based out of Northern Ireland, where I worked my way up from taking phone orders to re...Read More
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced award winning, Welsh franchisees: John O’Brien and Clif Roberson, have ‘turned up the heat’ on their franchise expansion by opening a seventh Papa John’s franchised store. The latest franchise territory is on Taunton Road, Bridgewater which is located just south of Bristol. The school friends from Merthyr Tydfil turned business entrepreneurs joined Papa John’s in 2015 and now run franchise stores throughout the Welsh Valleys including franc...Read More
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has named its Plymouth franchise territory store as the record holder, for the highest ‘pizza sales during one week’ in 2017. The Mutley Plain outlet is run by franchisees Jo and Austin Boland, who joined the Papa John’s franchise network in 2013. The husband and wife team employ around 60 local staff in Mutley Plain plus their new Papa John’s franchise within the franchise territory of St Budeaux, also located in Plymouth.Jo Boland explains: ...Read More
Born and bred in Blackpool, Mark Partington is an entrepreneur through and through. He has lived and worked in The Bahamas, Holland and the USA. He’s run a French Patisserie in London and a bungee jump enterprise on the promenade at Blackpool, but these days, he has his feet firmly on the ground as a director of the hugely successful Ribby Hall Village in Lancashire. Described as the perfect holiday destination, spa retreat, wedding venue, health club or conference venue, Ribby Hall’s five sta...Read More
Zulfiqar Haidar and his brother Iftikhar joined Papa John’s as franchisees in 2001. Named as Papa John’s International Small Business Franchisees of the year for 2016-7, the brothers have also been Papa John’s UK Franchisees of the Year and twice winners of the Scottish Asian Business awards. They now run five Papa John’s in Scotland. “Originally, I was involved in the family retail business,” confirms Zulfiqar. “I helped my family run a convenience store. I also had a few other jobs includ...Read More