Pizza chain Papa John’s has announced that it will open a new store in the Gloucestershire market town of Stroud, creating more than 15 new jobs.
The opening of the new store follows the recent launch of Papa John’s stores in Glastonbury and Midsomer Norton in the same region this year.
Amit Pancholi, UK director of business development at Papa John’s, said: “Our aim is to create more convenience for our customers. Therefore, as a brand, we continue to expand throughout the UK…By opening Papa John’s in more trade zones, it means we can supply our top-quality pizza to more communities across the UK while maintaining quick delivery times as the company’s popularity continues to grow.
“We are also exploring further flexible franchise opportunities by developing partnerships to extend our reach in non-traditional locations too. By working with holiday resorts, sports stadiums and leisure venues, so many more people can enjoy the treat of Papa John’s at home, on holiday or wherever suits them.”
These opportunities could mean partners investing in a full Papa John’s store which can deliver to a venue’s visitors as well as local residents, or adding branded mobile delivery units serving hungry customers at several sites on a holiday resort.
Amit added: “For us, it’s about being where our customers are. Our Stroud opening now means Papa John’s pizza can be the ingredient to bring people together so they can add to the fun by sharing their favourite pizza with family and friends, making any occasion even more memorable.”
For those interested in running a multi-unit franchise or opening-up in a ‘non-traditional’ location, the chain offers incentives in addition to support, training and national marketing services.
As a franchiser, Papa John’s provides the assistance needed to set up and operate a franchise.
Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984, with more than 500 stores across the UK and over 5,000 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories.