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IT consultant fast becoming a Papa John’s kingpin

Abid Hussain, franchisee, Papa John’s

A former city worker with no previous experience in the fast food industry is rapidly becoming one of Papa John’s most admired multi-site franchisees.

Abid Hussain has just opened stores in Totton, Southsea and Southampton, bringing the total number of sites that he operates to 20.

Before joining Papa John’s in 2016, he worked in advertising and marketing in London and was a consultant at a web firm.

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Mr Hussain said: “It was a friend who first introduced me to Papa John’s.  I did my research and became a partner in my cousin’s Taunton store before purchasing that and becoming a franchisee. Since then, I haven’t looked back.

“My goal is to continue to expand, bringing everyone’s favourite pizza treat to more and more families and friends to enjoy together in new locations, as soon as suitable sites become available.”

Amit Pancholi, UK director of business development at Papa John’s, said that Mr Hussain’s commitment and work ethic and adherence to its core values was inspiring.

“With the support of his extended team, he has built a substantial multi-unit franchise operation. His hunger for success ensures his passion for great service, achieved by empowering his people, always delivers. As a franchisor, we congratulate Abid on opening these new stores and will continue to work with him to support his future growth plans.”

Mr Pancholi said the chain remained on the look-out for other indivuuals

“We are always looking to welcome new franchisees who are keen to develop the asset of a multi-unit portfolio of franchised Papa John’s to run as clusters of stores, and we can help develop a long-term strategic vision for developing a successful partnership with us.”

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