Papa John’s Opens in Tunbridge Wells Shopping Centre

Leading Pizza franchise, Papa John’s, is testing a new format with its latest store located in Tunbridge Wells Shopping Centre. Danny Saadany, Papa John’s franchisee behind the latest opening, has benefited from the Company’s $2 million franchisee incentive scheme recently publicised at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham in February.

“Papa John’s has helped with investment to allow us trial this new shop format where customers order in-store and eat in the communal food-court seating area,” explains Saadany. “We are now employing three staff on weekdays and five at the weekends and our hours match those of the centre opening times, so shoppers can now enjoy Papa John’s pizza and get their retail therapy at the same time!”

Prior to joining Papa John’s in 2002, Saadany ran his own chauffer company. “I was looking for the type of business which would grow through investment,” he explained. “I now run three Papa John’s pizza stores and we are serving up around 2,500 pizzas a week! The incentive scheme has offered an excellent opportunity to try a slightly different format and I am excited about the prospect of my next 10 years with Papa John’s.”

“The franchisee incentive scheme is open to new franchisees who’s stores open during 2013,” explained Anthony Round, Business Development Manager at Papa John’s. “As part of our strategic plan to grow store numbers in the future, Papa John’s has, for a limited period, introduced this scheme to help in the development of franchisees’ new business ventures on a proactive basis.”

Papa John's is one of the largest pizza companies in the world, with around 4,000 stores worldwide and is rapidly expanding in 33 markets around the globe. Papa John’s, which is renowned for its product quality, has opportunities for potential franchisees throughout the UK including the key locations of the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales & Scotland.