26th September 2017
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its latest store opening in Bradford, Shipley. New franchisee Johney Rai and his 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 every team member in 16 countries. However, this meant being away from my family, travelling abroad for up to 7 months of the year so it was time for a change.
A chance conversation with my friend and now business partner Baljit who had also worked part-time at another pizza company led us to research the market. We explored different brands and I even considered setting up on my own, but when we tried Papa John’s pizza we liked what we tasted and the rest is history!
Even with my background, Papa John’s 6-week training programme was thorough. I was impressed with the accreditation as well as the systems and procedures. It was everything I would expect from a trusted, global brand.
I believe Papa John’s attention to detail plus our experience and passion for pizza will be a recipe for success. We look forward to delivering on Papa John’s concept of: BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA to the community and residents of Bradford, Shipley, as well as expanding with the opening of more stores in the near future."
There are now more than 350 Papa John’s in the UK and over 5,000 stores in more than 40 international markets. Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK.
Papa John’s is actively recruiting for new franchisees an provides all the training and assistance needed to set up, including help with location selection and full turn-key opening of the store. Papa John’s is currently offering an incentive scheme to help new franchisees setting up which offers some free equipment, reduced royalty fees plus assistance with marketing.
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12th October 2017
Papa John’s has announced its latest store opening in Willenhall, West Midlands.
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