Pizza franchise Papa John’s has announced business partners Sukhbir Gill and Lakhwinder Singh have opened a new branch in Runcorn and taken over a further store in the North-West to bring their portfolio up to 12 sites.
The move comes as the pizza chain continues to recruit for more franchisees in the UK.
Singh said that being a multi-unit operator has always been its goal.
“It makes complete business sense. Managing stores located near each other means we can capitalise on our local marketing strength plus recruitment and staff training is easier too. Our people have more opportunity for promotion within our outlets and we know happy staff make great pizza and that means very happy customers.”
The pair actually joined Papa John’s from a rival pizza firm where they worked for eight years and have not looked back.
“The Papa John’s franchise was attractive because it is growing so quickly and so there are many opportunities for expansion in the UK. At our previous firm, there really was no-where to go and so we were looking for a new opportunity.”
Singh said that the chain only uses the finest, freshest ingredients to ensure better flavours in its menu.
As one of the largest pizza companies in the world, Papa John’s has opportunities for multi-unit franchisees throughout the UK.
Support is provided with location selection, growth incentives, and full turn-key opening of stores.
Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984 and there are more than 400 stores across the UK and over 5,000 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories.