Papa John's Franchisees open their seventh franchised store

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 franchise territories: Cwmbran, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil, plus several near Bristol employing a total of more than local 120 staff.

Clif Roberson explains: 

“Papa John’s offers the opportunity for energetic and entrepreneurial individuals to be part of a growing, successful business. As a franchisor, the Company is dynamic and supportive and the team is open and transparent. Their enthusiasm and passion for the pizza business has been instrumental in helping us focus on our own growth. Now, our ultimate goal is to open around 15 stores.

“There is no-doubt managing our current seven stores is hard-work, although owning the franchise has offered us a good lifestyle and a fair degree of flexibility,” continues Clif. “We have managers to help us, all who have all been promoted from within. Interestingly, all of them started out in our very first store and have worked their way up, taking on more responsibility. This is one way we motivate our staff – through training, so they feel valued and they can progress within our organisation.

“We are still in ‘expansion’ mode so we are careful to analyse customer feedback to we can see how to improve our service further. Papa John’s concept of “BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.” is our focus and we combine this will excellent service to keep customers coming back for more!

“A typical day is spent making sure our stores are all running ok and ready for trading,” continues Clif. “Our on-site managers run the stores, so really, our role is to check everything is up to our high operational standards and oversee the operation. We are looking forward to opening further Papa John’s to satisfy customer demand in the region over the next few years, so watch this space!”

Clif Roberson and John O’Brian were named as Papa John’s UK franchisees of the Year in 2016.

Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK. Help is provided with location selection and full turn-key opening of stores. As a franchise, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to open your successful Papa John’s.

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