Papa John’s introduces flexible franchising formats

Leading pizza franchise Papa John’s has announced the introduction of some new flexible franchising formats for 2021. Following the continued success of its franchised high street stores, Papa John’s is now aiming to expand its reach by providing even more convenience for customers, by opening in brand new locations such as holiday parks, stadiums, leisure attractions and other ‘non-traditional’ venues.

 Justin Gilbert, director of business development Papa John’s UK, explains: “We are always challenging ourselves to do better!  As Papa John’s grows in popularity, we want to ensure that our customers can relax and enjoy their favourite treat in even more locations which suit them.  Therefore, we are adding further flexible franchise options relevant for a variety of operators who align with our brand values.  They will already have a complementary business with an existing customer base and will be looking to add a quality hot food option through an established, proven global brand.
“Papa John’s has been able to provide a year-round revenue stream the successful franchised outlets already located on holiday parks in the UK for example.   For stadiums or other leisure venues, the attraction of Papa John’s can add to the proposition.  One existing site even offers pizza parties for visitors!  It’s all about how Papa John’s can add the valuable fun factor, enhancing customer experiences and making memories even more memorable.
“Non-traditional franchised outlets generally have a slightly different business model compared to our high-street retail stores.  They may be collection only or may have reduced or seasonal opening hours, have a pizza slice offer or a flexible menu.  Just like our pizzas, we aim to ensure we have the right ingredients for everyone and so now, we can offer flexible franchise options to suit a bespoke development plan.  This may be a franchise package which includes a fully fitted out store, a kiosk, modular unit, or a mobile kitchen. 
“We are hungry for perfection and so by thinking differently and finding out what will make a great outcome, we work backwards to create innovative solutions that are great for our customers and franchisees.  We are open to new ideas and look forward to working with operators who are committed to delivering to the communities they serve.”
For those interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise, or one of its ‘non-traditional’ stores, there are various opportunities throughout the UK. Help is provided with location selection, growth incentives and full turn-key opening of stores. Papa John’s adds it provides world-class support, comprehensive training plus national marketing. As a franchisor, the company supplies all the assistance needed to get a successful Papa John’s up and running.
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