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Join 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.

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Papa John's Tops Record for Store Openings One of the leading pizza franchise, Papa John's, has announced it has topped its record for new UK store openings last year. The increasingly popular 'Better Ingredients, Better Pizza' concept encouraged both existing and new franchisees to taste success in 2015 with a record of 44 new store openings across the UK. "We now have well over 300 Papa John's outlets in England, Scotland and Wales," confirms Anthony Round, business development manager, Papa J...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its Whitley Bay store in the franchise territory of Newcastle upon Tyne is under new management.  Franchisee, Nazim Vadiwala has taken over the store on Whitley Road and grown sales by 75% within just three weeks of opening.  Nazim joined the Papa John’s franchise network only four months ago and also runs the Leithwalk store in the Edinburgh franchise territory.   Nazim explains: “The Leithwalk store is doing brilliantly an...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened its newest store in the franchise territory of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.  Syead Anjum will now run the franchised store in addition to another Papa John’s he runs within the franchise territory of Norwich with the help of his locally recruited team. Syead Anjum explains: “I joined Papa John’s in 2013 from a rather different career in accountancy!   My brother financed the first Norwich store and said ‘come and...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it is expanding within the Edinburgh franchise territory.  Franchisee, George Eastcroft has now opened his fourth Papa John’s franchise within his franchise territory in Edinburgh, this time in Blackhall, located in the North West of Scotland’s capital city. George Eastcroft confirms: “I joined Papa John’s in 2005.  At the time, Papa John’s was new in Scotland and wasn’t that well known, so our main challenge was brand awareness....

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened a pizza franchise within the franchise territory of Clacton-on-Sea. New Franchisee, Manzoor Hussain now runs three Papa John’s pizza franchise stores within the Norwich franchise territory plus the new outlet in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with the help of his brother Muhammad Arslan and a team of 80 staff across the four franchise stores.   “We are looking forward to a busy summer season!” confirms Papa John’s franchise, Manzoor Hussain. ...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has named its Franchise Owner or the Year (for five franchise stores or less) for 2019 as Abid Hussain.  Abid was officially recognised for his achievement at Papa John’s biggest ever UK franchise conference held in Birmingham recently.   Abid Hussain who runs Papa John’s in Bedminster (Bristol), Eastleigh, Fareham, Newbury and Taunton franchise territories confirms: “I wasn’t expecting to win an award at all!  However, my success...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest store opening within the franchise territory of Wolverton, Milton Keynes.  Run by franchisee Tony Singh, the new pizza franchise outlet has already recruited 15 new local staff to deliver Papa John’s world-class pizza to local residents.  Milton Keynes is also the home of Papa John’s UK and European Campus as well as Papa John’s fresh pizza dough factory, a state-of-the-art facility which supplies around 400 franchised unit...

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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...

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Papa John’s, has announced it has extended its charity fun-run sponsorship with MCC Promotions. The winning combination sees Papa John’s franchisees team up to sponsor 18 local fun runs across the UK including events in London, Exeter, Northampton and Sheffield. Organised by MCC Promotions, the successful Run Series which was originally set up in 2006, now attracts around 8,000 participants each year, many of whom compete for a nominated Charity or their chosen, local charity. Paul Rayment, bus...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, hosted its biggest ever UK franchise conference last week, held at the Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.  Around 600 franchisees and store managers joined Papa John’s staff to celebrate team and individual achievements during the past year and look to the future.    Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sales and business development manager explains: “Our theme: ‘Better Together’, was firmly cemented by ensuring franchise store managers we...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened a second franchise store within the ever popular franchise territory of Peterborough.  Following unprecedented customer demand, Papa John’s pizza franchise has got the city covered with its extra site, now open on Whittlesey Road, Stanground. Phil Gaffer QFP, franchise sales and business development manager comments: “Pizza is certainly proving popular in Peterborough!   To meet demand our franchised store manager has opened h...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has launched its 2018 festive campaign! Papa John’s Festive Feast Pizza builds upon the success of previous festive pizzas but this year it includes hog roast, plus, for a sweet treat afterwards: Cherry Shimmer Candy canes! Starting with Papa John’s 100% fresh dough and our unique tomato sauce - made from the best Californian tomatoes, picked and packed from vine to can in just six hours - for 2018 instead of regular sausage, Papa John’s is using a new “hog...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened in Putney, South West London. The store opening follows recent new launches across the UK, in locations including: Manchester, Halesowen, Dunfermline, Sunderland and Halifax. Phil Gaffer QFP, franchise sales and business development manager confirms: “Pizza is now firmly on the menu in Putney! However, this location represents just one of the many sites where we are cooking-up our top-quality pizza to deliver to brand new customers. Our growth con...

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Pizza delivery franchise company, Papa John’s is offering pizza lovers their very own jungle experience with its limited-edition ‘BBQ Ostrich Pizza’ this November.   Launching just in time to enjoy while you watch your favourite celebrities enter the jungle in the nation’s favourite reality TV show, Papa John’s BBQ Ostrich Pizza is made with mouth-watering Ostrich meat crumble loaded onto a doughy BBQ base. Simply delicious, it is sure to offer a tasty eating experience that’s far from a tr...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has become a ‘hot favourite’ following its latest store opening within the franchise territory of Newmarket, the English town famed for its horse-racing heritage.Papa John’s franchisee within the Newmarket Franchise Territory Balwinder Bal stated: “We think our Newmarket store will be a winner!  Plus, we also have plans to open more Papa John’s locally and are currently researching suitable premises to get us off to a flying start.”Balwinder has spe...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced new franchisee Nazim Vadiwala has taken over the Leith Walk store within the Edinburgh franchise territory.  Nazim who worked for a rival pizza firm for 10 years now manages Leith Walk with the help of operations director: Syed Salman and a team of local staff. Nazim explains: “Syed and myself worked together for many years and we often discussed the possibility of running our own business but frustratingly there was simply nowhere to...

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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...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced that its Franchise Owner of the Year (for five stores or less) for 2019, Abid Hussain, has opened a new Papa John’s within the Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey franchise territory. Abid who was officially recognised for his achievement at the pizza franchise giants biggest ever UK franchise conference held in Birmingham earlier this year, has now opened the store which will be run with the help of around 20 locally recruited staff. Abid Hussain w...

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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...

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With more people set to take on a plant-based diet in 2020 than ever before, pizza delivery chain franchise giant Papa John’s is extending its meat-free offering by adding a new butternut squash base and a range of delicious new vegan pizzas to its menu nationwide.Further recognising the need for alternative dietary requirements and in a first for the brand, the pizza franchise delivery firm is launching a *Butternut Squash Base. With health kick resolutions in full swing, pizza lovers across th...

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Papa John’s has today announced that it will become a partner of ParalympicsGB, as the team prepares for the rescheduled Paralympic games next summer in Tokyo.    With the partnership lasting until the end of 2021, the brand will lend its support by fundraising and joining three incredible athlete ambassadors, David Weir, Alfie Hewett and Alice Tai on their journey to the games. The digital marketing campaign, We are Limitless, launched by the pizza chain on 25th Au...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened its latest franchised store within Streatham, London franchise territory.  The brand-new fast food franchise outlet shows off Papa John’s refreshed look, designed to appeal to customers who just love Papa John’s top quality pizza, made with only the freshest, finest ingredients.   Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales and business development manager Papa John’s UK explains: “Streatham is one of several new store openin...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of three brand new franchise stores.  Gosport in Hampshire franchise territory, Maidstone in Kent franchise territory and Wednesbury in the West Midlands franchise territory have all opened for contactless delivery in recent weeks, taking the number of Papa John’s now operating to now over 450 in the UK. Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales and business development manager Papa John’s UK explains: “Our “BETTER INGREDIENTS.&nb...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it is currently holding a series of virtual discovery meetings designed for potential franchisees to learn more about the fast food franchise.    Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales and business development manager Papa John’s UK confirms:  “At Papa John’s in the UK, we are fortunate to be able to support our communities by delivering hot food to those staying at home and to people in outdoor locations that are in line with go...

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Leading pizza franchisor, Papa John’s, has announced that its franchisee Abid Hussain has opened his latest franchised food store within the franchise territory of Cosham.  Abid who was named as Papa John’s Franchisee of the Year (for five stores or less) last year, certainly has an appetite for expansion as he now runs 11 outlets with the help of two area managers, store managers plus his extensive team of in-store staff and delivery drivers. Abid Hussain explains: “Running multiple...

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Leading pizza franchise network, Papa John’s, has announced franchisees Sukhbir Gill and Lakhwinder Singh (Lucky), have opened a new franchised Papa John’s pizza store within the franchise territory of  Runcorn, Cheshire and taken over a further store within their franchise territory region.  This brings the number of Papa John’s pizza franchises they run up to 12 stores in the North West now including Runcorn.  Lucky explains:  “Being multi-unit operators has always be...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced Reza Tohidi has taken over the Cheltenham franchise territory store plus two additional Papa John's franchise locations within the franchise territory of Gloucester.   Reza helped manage these stores for several years before raising funds to purchase the franchises. Reza explains: “I have a background in food sales as I worked as an Italian restaurant manager for four years plus in a take-away in Birmingham for nine years. ...

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Stuart Davis, Mayor of Solihull has opened a brand-new Papa John’s pizza franchise store located on Stretford Road within the dedicated franchise territory of Shirley, Solihull.   The fast food franchise store which was officially launched on 14 December 2019, now employs 20 local staff to make and delivery its top-quality pizza.  On the opening day, 200 pizzas were given away customers hungry to try Papa John’s, plus further special offers are available for a limited period: incl...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s UK has appointed Robert Taylor as its new supply chain director.  With 20 years’ experience in the Foodservice industry, Taylor’s focus is now to improve the cost of sales without compromising quality which Papa John’s is renowned for through its “BETTER INGREDIENTS.  BETTER PIZZA” concept with the aim of creating an even more lucrative financial model for franchisees. Robert Taylor explains:  “Up until now, the Papa John’s team has manage...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its new Lancaster franchise territory Store has opened with record sales!   Business partners and franchisees, Sukhbir Gill and Lakhwinder Singh (Lucky), joined the Papa John’s franchise network back in 2018 and run successful pizza franchise stores within the Skegness, Bebington, Warrington, Liverpool Wallaesy, Liverpool Allerton Road, St Helens and now Lancaster franchise territories.   Lucky comments:  “We chos...

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Leading international pizza franchise network, Papa John’s has announced the appointment of Justin Gilbert who will take up the role of director of business development in the UK for the pizza franchise giant.  Justin Gilbert has almost 20 years’ experience in the pizza industry, having worked for both Domino’s pizza franchise group and the Pizza Hut franchise group.  He will now be responsible for Papa John’s retail portfolio including store construction, acquisition plus fr...

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Papa John’s franchisee, Atif Maroof Zar and his brothers Umair Ramay and Amir Maroof have recognized the potential in running a multi-unit franchise network with the launch of their fourth pizza delivery franchise store with Papa John’s within the Bristol Kingswood franchise territory.  Hungry to expand further, a fifth franchise store opening is set to follow early next year. Atif explains:  “Being a multi-unit franchisee is hard work but there is more potential to develop. ...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest store within the Wollaton, Nottingham franchise territory.  Kam Bains and Husband Sukhy, first joined the Papa John’s fast food franchise network as franchisees nine years ago and Wollaton is their fifth franchise store within the region. Kam confirms: “Nottingham is clearly ‘hot’ for Papa John’s!  Enquiries from residents in Wollaton, plus numerous customers coming for collection showed us now was the time to open a new s...

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National fast food pizza franchise, Papa John’s has announced the appointment of Tom Allen, who will be taking up the recently established role of R&D director for the pizza franchises operations within the UK. Tom, who has a wealth of experience within the food industry, previously spending 20 years' within the sector will oversee the choices for the Papa John's UK menu that will be available throughout all of the pizza franchise locations. Tom Allen, UK R&D director, Papa John’s explains: ...

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Papa John’s loves to be fully loaded!  The leading pizza franchise network has re-branded its UK delivery fleet of 28 trucks for the first time.  The lorries which transport the fresh pizza dough from Papa John’s state-of-the-art factory in Milton Keynes to more than 400 franchisee stores across the UK, use an average of 27 routes making two deliveries per week to each franchisee store within their designated franchise territories. They are now fully branded so loyal customers can spot...

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Leading fast food pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest store within the Bicester, Oxfordshire franchise territory. Our new fast food Franchisee Bally Brar, now adds Bicester to his portfolio of Papa John’s franchise territories, which also includes Abingdon and Didcot. Bally who has been a franchisee since 2014, explains:  “I was always keen to run multiple Papa John’s located close to each other.  I’m now on-target to open five or six outlets in the Oxfordshire area...

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One of the leading pizza franchises, Papa John’s, is investing in the future on behalf of its franchisees with the introduction of a new store refresh. All new Papa John’s retail outlets will benefit from the rebranding and updated look which is designed to appeal to the company’s ever-growing customer base. Phil Gaffer QFP, franchise sales and business development manager explains: “Leading brands are constantly evolving. Papa John’s “BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.” concept means we only...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its recent store opening in Denton, Manchester has ‘toped the lot’ in terms of first week sales.  Denton is the fifth store to be run by franchisee Amit Abhol (Rana), who has outlined plans to open 20 Papa John’s by 2020.    Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales and business development manager at Papa John’s explained: “Denton, which opened its doors in October, has smashed this year’s records for a first week’s trading in the...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the appointment of its new UK managing director: Liz Williams.   Williams, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the food industry, will now be responsible for UK operations including overseeing the success of the Company’s network of more than 400 franchised stores throughout the country. Liz Williams, managing director, Papa John’s UK explains: “The UK offers the biggest market place for pizza sales outside the US and our r...

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Lucky number 13 for Abdul and Papa John's Abdul Sattar Karami already had a portfolio that consisted of an impressive 12 Papa John's franchised locations before he recently acquired his latest location in Hatfield. Abdul has been a franchisee for Papa John's for many years and his key franchise territories include locations such as Harpenden, Leighton Buzzard, St Albans, Watford and Hemel Hempstead. Abdul comments on his latest acquisition: "Hatfield is the perfect setting for a Papa John's...

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Leading pizza franchise network, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee Umar Malik, who runs more than ten Papa John’s franchise food outlets in South Wales, has opened his second franchise store in the franchise territory of Cardiff. Umar who was just 27 when he joined the Papa John’s franchise family three years ago, now employs well over 200 staff in his pizza franchise outlets in Cardiff, Swansea, Neath, Newport, and Llanelli franchise territories. “Many people are surprised to learn that Ca...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its latest Heswall store, located on the Wirral, Merseyside franchise territory. New franchisee, Vishal Mohanan, who runs the outlet also has plans to open further Papa John’s franchise as the Company continues to expand its franchise network rapidly throughout the UK.Vishal Mohanan explains: “My experience in the fast food industry includes eight years at a well-known high street pizza brand, plus as business manager for anothe...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in the franchise territory of Macclesfield. Dave Foster, who joined pizza franchise network of Papa John’s as a franchisee last year also runs locations within the franchise territory of Ellesmere Port and Chester and has plans to open two further Papa John’s in 2018.“My brother Sam has Papa John’s in the franchise territory of Dundee and my Dad was also in the Pizza business,” explains Dave Foster. “Myself and my wife Rachael w...

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Leading pizza franchise delivery store, Papa John’s, has announced its latest store opening in the franchise territory of Bradford, Shipley. New franchisee Johney Rai and his franchise business partner Baljit Singh Kissy plan to build a Papa John’s pizza business portfolio over the next few years.Johney Rai explains: “I worked for a major pizza restaurant chain for more than 20 years. As well as time spent as head chef I had various roles including managing the training and development for eve...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisees John O’Brien and Clif Roberson have opened their sixth franchise store within 18 months. The school friends from Merthyr Tydfil turned business entrepreneurs, now run Papa John’s franchise throughout South Wales including: Cwmbran, Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil. Their newest franchised Papa John’s pizza delivery franchise within the franchise territory of Yate, just north of Bristol, is their first outlet to be located outside Wal...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its newest store located in the franchise territory of Mansfield, Nottingham has exceeded expectations! The pizza franchise store which opened at the end of July is centrally located in St Crispin's Court, Stockwell Gate and run by franchisee Abdul Kasana, who also manages four other Papa John’s pizza outlets in the region.“We have recruited ten new part-time, plus ten more full-time local staff to manage the Mansfield store,” confirms Abdul K...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in the franchise territory of Maidstone. The new Kent-based pizza delivery franchise store will be run by Gurinder Atwal who first joined the pizza franchise network in 2010. Gurinder and his brother Sukdev, run five Papa John’s franchise stores in the South East including the Chatham franchise territory, Rainham franchise territory, Strood franchise territory, Canterbury franchise territory and now the Maidstone franchise terr...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in the franchise territory of Trowbridge. Franchisee, Mo Abid and his newly recruited local franchise team, are now looking forward to delivering Papa John’s top quality pizza with all the latest tasty toppings including Hawaiian and Greek inspired choices, to residents of the Wiltshire market town franchise territory. “Prior to joining Papa John’s I ran a college for international students in London,” confirms Mo Abid. “However...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest franchise store opening in the franchise territory of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Franchisee, Umar Malik, now employs around 200 staff across his ten Papa John’s pizza franchise territories in South Wales including the Swansea franchise territory, Newport franchise territory, Cardiff franchise territory and now the Llanelli franchise territory. “Llanelli is the largest town in Carmarthenshire and so is a fantastic location for us,” c...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened a brand-new franchise store in the franchise territory of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Franchisees Chan Singh and Mandy Kaur will run the new Papa John’s pizza delivery franchise alongside their other outlets in the franchise territories of Liverpool and Manchester respectively.Chan Singh explains: “We live in Huddersfield, so from day one we were keen to open our own Papa John’s franchised store in the region. As it turned out, we...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its second store in the franchise territory of Hull. Franchisee Rohit (Rocky) Pahwa and his brother Lohit joined Papa John’s and originally opened-up in the franchise territory of Hull in 2016. The pizza franchise loving duo’s second franchise store, which now covers the East side franchise territory of the city, is located on the Gateway Retail Park on Holderness Road and will employ more than 25 local people.Rocky explains: “...

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lading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee Umar Malik has delivered on his promise to open a second Newport store following strong customer demand. Umar who now runs ten franchised Papa John’s across South Wales, has created 30 new full and part-time jobs at the new outlet based on Chepstow Road, within the franchise territory of Newport.“We now have the whole city covered!” confirms Umar. “Our original Cardiff Road Papa John’s, which looks after the East side of Newport, w...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its youngest franchisee, Abdul Kasana (27) has opened his fourth franchised store. The new centrally located franchise territory of Cleethorpes Papa John’s is on Grimsby Road and will employ around 20 local staff. Abdul who first joined the Company in 2016, also runs two Papa John’s in the franchise territory Nottingham plus one in Ilkeston.“I believe Cleethorpes represents a gap in the pizza market,” confirms former education consultant turn...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it teamed-up with Save the Children again this year to raise funds for children around the world. Papa John’s food franchise is committed to donating £250,000 in total to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.This year Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day will be sweeping the nation on 16 December as schools, homes and businesses across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress for a Christmas Jumper as Seriousl...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its new Northamptonshire franchise pizza store, located in the town centre on Bridge Street. Almost thirty new staff have been recruited to serve-up Papa John’s top quality pizza to local residents from the franchised outlet which will be run by husband and wife team Mr and Mrs Mohammed Tanveer. The new store will be operating within the franchise territory of Northampton. Mohammed Tanveer (Tan), franchisee for Papa Johns pizza,...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced Planet Ice, the largest ice leisure brand in Europe, has added a new Papa John’s in its Peterborough ice rink. Now Planet Ice’s coolest customers can enjoy the tasty combination of skating plus fresh, hot pizza in venues around the UK including: Milton Keynes, Uttoxeter, Coventry, Basingstoke and now Peterborough.Andreas Petrakas, brand business development manager, Planet Ice explains: “Planet Ice now serves one million customers a year across...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee Steve Mullarkey has opened his latest fast food franchise store within the franchise territory of Rochdale. Steve who runs eight Papa John’s franchises in the North of England, including Southport which opened in March, has taken advantage of the Company’s franchisee incentive scheme designed to help in the early stages of set-up. Steve Mullarkey explains: “The incentive scheme is particularly helpful as it means we can get deals...

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The Papa John’s franchise network was founded in the USA in 1984 and there are now more than 300 stores across the UK and over 4,800 stores in 40 international markets and franchise territories. Papa John’s is the only branded franchised pizza chain to use only 100% fresh dough, giving a better natural flavour and our unique tomato sauce is made from the best Californian tomatoes, picked and packed from vine to can in just six hoursThe latest franchised store on Commercial Road, Hereford, will n...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest franchise store opening within the franchise territory of Torquay. The seaside town known for its beaches and mild microclimate, attracts around 650,000 visitors each year who can now enjoy Papa John’s renown, top quality pizza as a holiday treat.“Although tourism plays a big part in Torquay’s economy, we are also looking forward to serving-up Papa John’s pizza to our local community,” confirms Papa John’s franchisee, Mo Abid. “Tor...

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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...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened in the franchise territory of Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland.  Former pizza delivery driver turned Franchisee, Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid), now runs multiple Papa John’s franchise units in the South East of England and also several in Scotland, including Rutherglen, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and now Dunfermline.      Sid confirms:  “I used to work for Papa John’s when I was studying for a degree in automobile engineering i...

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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...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has now opened within the franchise territory of Halifax.  Mr Hussain runs the store as the franchisee with the help of 25 local staff plus assistance from his family.  Hussain also runs the Prestwich franchise territory for Papa John’s as well.    “We have recently opened in the Halifax franchise territory as demand for Papa John’s pizza is huge in the Yorkshire area!” explains Mr Hussain.  “We are doing some great introducto...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its new Sunderland franchise territory store.  It will be run by Sukhbir Gill and his business partner Lakhwinder Singh (Lucky) who also now also manage four other Papa John’s franchises including the franchise territory in Skegness. “I joined Papa John’s franchise network from a rival pizza firm where worked for eight years,” explains Sukhbir Gill.  “The Papa John’s franchise was attractive because it is growing s...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee, Amit Abhol (Rana), plans to open 20 Papa John’s by 2020. “These are ambitious goals but realistic ones,” confirms Rana who is no stranger to the pizza industry. Rana was previously employed at a rival firm, based out of Northern Ireland, working his way up from taking phone orders to regional operations director over 15 years. “Our latest opening in Solihull is just the start!” he explains. “We have completely re-fitted the store a...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest franchise store in the franchise territory of Didcot, Oxfordshire.   The new pizza franchise outlet will be run by franchisee Bally Brar with the help of 15 locally recruited staff.  Bally also runs the Abingdon franchise territory for Papa John’s and has been a franchisee since 2014.    “I have a background in the pizza industry, previously working as an area manager for a rival firm,” confirms Bally.  “Ho...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has introduced an early taste of summer with its brand-new BBQ range, ideal for those who love to share all their favourite outdoor BBQ flavours with friends and family. Louise Wardle, RVP marketing, EMENA, Papa John’s explains: “Meaty, juicy BBQ cheeseburger or a hot and fresh, perfectly topped pizza?  If you’ve ever found yourself facing this food dilemma then you’re not alone! That’s why we developed the BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza in time for Summer...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s in-store experience day just got better!  The Company, which has well over 350 stores across the UK, now offers the chance for those interested in running their very own Papa John’s to visit the European Head Quarters on an extended tour.  As well as paying a visit to Papa John’s operational facility including the fresh dough making factory, potential franchisees experience working in a store first-hand, making pizza and meeting key staff.   “W...

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Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sales and business development manager explains: “Our latest franchisee incentive deals are out most exciting to-date!  Because we know success in the first year’s trading is critical to long-term business development we have totally tailored support for franchisees setting-up.  We have come up with an incentive package specifically designed to offer as much help as possible for franchisees’ business growth during those critical early stages.” “F...

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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: ...

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Papa John’s, has announced the appointment of a new franchise sales and business development manager. Phil Gaffer, will now be responsible for franchisee recruitment as Papa John’s continues to expand it's franchise network throughout the UK. In addition, two new staff have been appointed to the business development team to help oversee new store development and John Mott, who joined Papa John’s in 2012 as construction and development manager, has been promoted to development director.“The s...

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Leading pizza franchise,Papa John’s has opened its latest franchise store in the franchise territory of Weston-Super-Mare.  Run by franchisees John O’Brien and Clif Roberson, the new pizza delivery franchise outlet employs almost 20 local staff to deliver Papa John’s top quality pizza to local residents in the sea-side town franchise territory. Old school friends from Merthyr Tydfil, John and Clif, turned business entrepreneurs when they joined Papa John’s at the end of 2015.  They now...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s pizza franchise group has rolled out a new customer satisfaction programme called ‘Papa Talk’. With the aim of providing even better service, the pizza giant now invites customers to rate the Company’s service instantly by email or a sticker on top of their pizza box. “The survey is quick and simple and customers are incentivised to rate various aspects of their purchase from one to five,” explains Phil Gaffer, QFP and sales and business franchise development...

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Champions of Better are named at franchise conference  Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has named its ‘Champions of Better’, at a recent Company franchise conference, held in Milton Keynes. For the first time, Papa John’s entire UK franchise network; including store managers, key staff as well as franchise owners and suppliers, came together to celebrate successes and highlight outstanding team and individual achievements throughout the year. Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sa...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee and former mechanical engineer, Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid), has opened two more fast food franchise stores. The Franchise stores will be based within the franchise territories of  Falkirk north-east of Glasgow and Billericay in Essex, bringing Sid’s total Papa John’s portfolio of food franchise stores to 11 and he has plans to open more franchises before the end of the year.Sid explains: “I first experienced Papa John’s...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest franchise store opening within the franchise territory of Edinburgh, Sighthill. The enterprise is very much a family affair, with franchisee George Eastcroft and his son Andrew, now running three Papa John’s in the City, employing around 60 local people.George Eastcroft explains: “The Scottish people certainly seem to have developed a taste for Papa John’s! When we started out in 2005 the Papa John’s brand was new in this area....

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced a second store opening in Plymouth. Both regional, franchised pizza delivery outlets are run by Jo and Austin Boland who now employ 50 local staff to deliver Papa John’s top quality fresh pizza to residents in the sea-side town. Jo Boland comments: “Our new Papa John’s store in St Budeaux takes over the old KFC site and so is well placed for our staff to deliver to new customers in Saltash, across the bridge into Cornwall. Some of this are...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it is building on the strength of its management team in order to drive the continued development and acquisition of new stores opening across the UK. New appointments include: Aman Virk and Matthew Brennan as acquisition managers responsible for finding new Papa John’s franchise locations, while Andy Malthouse, Susan Henley and Sarah Dellow join the project team to oversee the building of new franchise stores. John Mott, who joined Pa...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened a franchise unit within the franchise territory of Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Former pizza delivery driver: Siddhartha Chirumamilla (Sid), became a franchisee five years ago and runs Papa John’s in the South East of England plus the Scottish Rutherglen, Glenrothes and now Kirkcaldy. Sid has plans to open four further Papa John’s franchise units in Scotland over the next few months.Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales & busine...

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Leading pizza franchise network, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its newest franchise store at the Bunn Leisure Family Resort within the franchise territory of Selsey, West Sussex.  Owned by Cove Communities, Bunn Leisure’s South Coast resort is a multi-award winning, premier lifestyle holiday park with activities and entertainment for all the family.  Papa John’s has now joined the menu of extensive facilities at Selsey, which include a mile-long beach, nature reserve, s...

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