Papa John’s Franchisee Opens 16th Store

Leading Pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced that one franchisee, Raheel Choudhary, has opened his 16th Papa John’s store! Choudhary, who joined Papa John’s in 2003 with no fast-food experience, now runs outlets around London including Wanstead, Angel, Chingford, Docklands, Farringdon, Fulham, Harringay, Hoxton, Cricklewood and Tower Bridge, with his latest opening in Maida Vale.

Choudhary said: “I chose Papa John’s Pizza because it was a great opportunity and they proved they could give me a lot of support when I was starting out. The business model was already a success, and I definitely made the right decision. I even recommended Papa John’s to two of my friends and they are now running successful stores.

“Running my first store was a real learning curve because I rolled my sleeves up and got to know all aspects of my business. I think this was the key to my success, and I would advise any new franchise owner to follow my example. If you want to succeed, you need to earn your crust through passion and hard graft.”

“Raheel’s ultimate goal is to open 20 Papa John’s over the next few years,” confirmed Antony Round, Business Development Manager at Papa John’s. “The team will be on-hand to support and help him in this aim.” “Papa John’s is currently offering incentives for new franchisees looking to following in Raheel’s footsteps and grab a slice of success. For new stores opening in Wales, the Midlands, North East, the North West and Scotland, we are offering a royalty break for stores opening before the end of 2014. We will also supply free oven and refrigerated equipment, plus an additional £10k of marketing spend for the store opening launch.

“The whole package could result in savings of £50,000 for your first Papa John’s store!” confirmed Round. “These fantastic deals are only available for 2014 and are limited, so first come first served!”