Pizza franchise Papa John’s has opened a string of new sites in the UK in the two weeks leading up to Christmas, as well as a pop-up store at the Leicester Tigers rugby stadium.
The chain has opened new stores in Frome, Somerset; Hailsham, East Sussex; Biggleswade, Bedfordshire; Stowmarket, Suffolk; Consett, County Durham; and Burntwood, Staffordshire.
Papa John’s also teamed up with ruby union team Leicester Tigers to launch a pop-up site in the Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium, which will serve up fresh pizza to fans on match days.
The pop-up store opened in time for a home game against Gloucester on Christmas Eve.
Amit Pancholi, UK director of business development at Papa John’s, said: “We are proud to team-up with Leicester Tigers. The brand partnership has continued to develop and with the addition of the pop-up store we’ve created a winning combination. The new store plus the five existing Papa John’s already operating in Leicester now mean everyone in the region can share our delicious pizza at home or on a day out.”
He added: “We’ve had a bumper December with 11 stores opening and six in the two weeks leading up to Christmas.
“We have seen demand increase over the years, and we now have well over 500 stores across the UK.”