Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened in Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire. The new store situated opposite the University Campus will be run by new Papa John’s franchisee Jatinder Dhaliwal and his wife and business partner Gurminder. 15 local staff have already been recruited and trained to serve-up Papa John’s top quality pizza to students and residents in the region.
Jatinder comments: “My background in the fast food industry, helping run our family’s two fish and chip shops, means I am well placed to diversify into the pizza industry. I had been considering franchising for a while and did my homework by studying all the major fast-food players. I first saw Papa John’s at a franchise exhibition in Birmingham two years ago and later tried the pizza in my home town of Warwick. I soon realised this tasty product, developed using the freshest ingredients for a better flavour would make the grade!
“The fact that Papa John’s is expanding rapidly in the UK was also exciting,” continues Jatinder. “We plan to graduate quickly opening more outlets with the help of Papa John’s franchisee incentive scheme which provides free equipment, help with marketing and discounted royalties when starting up.
“Finding the perfect store location has taken a degree of time,” continues Jatinder “Middleborough has a population of almost 175k, making it the largest town in north east England and one of the largest in the country so we anticipate a busy launch. To be so close to the University means we will attract hardworking students and also be able to deliver to residents and families nearby too.”
Papa John’s is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK. Papa John’s which was recently named as UK National Pizza Delivery Chain for the sixth time, is currently running an incentive scheme to help franchisees in the early stages of growing their businesses which includes discounted royalty fees, contribution towards marketing spend plus free equipment for new stores.