Papa John’s multi-unit franchisee sees portfolio approach 20 stores

Abid Hussain

One of Papa John’s multi-unit franchisees, Abid Hussain, has added three new stores to his portfolio which now sees him running almost 20 pizza outlets across the UK. Before joining Papa John’s in 2016, the franchisor said that Hussain worked in advertising and marketing in London and was also a consultant in a web firm.

Explaining his route to becoming a franchisee, Hussain said: “It was a friend who first introduced me to Papa John’s. I did my research and became a partner in my cousin’s Taunton store before purchasing that and becoming a franchisee. Since then, I haven’t looked back!

“My goal is to continue to expand, bringing everyone’s favourite pizza treat to more and more families and friends to enjoy together in new locations, as soon as suitable sites become available.”

Amit Pancholi, UK director of business development at Papa John’s commented: “Abid’s commitment and work ethic and adherence to our core values is inspiring. With the support of his extended team, he has built a substantial multi-unit franchise operation. His hunger for success ensures his passion for great service, achieved by empowering his people, always delivers.

“As a franchisor, we congratulate Abid on opening these new stores and will continue to work with him to support his future growth plans. We are always looking to welcome new franchisees who are keen to develop the asset of a multi-unit portfolio of franchised Papa John’s to run as clusters of stores, and we can help develop a long-term strategic vision for developing a successful partnership with us.

“We also work with committed venues looking to add a new revenue stream by offering a top-quality, branded hot food offering to their existing customers. We have flexible format options to suit different business models from holiday parks to pubs to sports stadiums and beyond.”? The company added that those interested in running a Papa John’s franchise, incentives are on offer to open this summer.