A leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced that Abhishek Sachdeva has opened the company’s latest franchised store in St Helens.
Long term Papa John’s customer, Abhishek and partner Kanika, have also signed up to open four further outlets in the North West within the next 18 months.
“I have always been impressed with Papa John’s from the other side of the counter and I was a regular customer in Swindon for several years,” explains Abhishek.
“The product is superior; using only 100% fresh dough definitely gives a better flavour. I firmly believe in the brand and concept of ‘better ingredients, better pizza’, so the choice was simple.
“Our St Helens Papa John’s has a great city centre location which has attracted a high footfall right from the first day of opening,” continues former Shell forecourt franchisee, Abhishek.
“The customer response and feedback so far has been amazing and within one day we had 500 ‘likes’ on our facebook page.
“Setting-up was made as straight-forward as possible with help from Papa John’s staff and all the training provided was excellent,” confirms Abhishek.
“Our staff got a head-start, accessing the company’s online learning system. This was followed up with 10 days in-store with a Papa John’s dedicated trainer to ensure everyone was ready to serve up the best pizza in town on our opening day.
“We are really excited about the future with Papa John’s. The company has a solid growth strategy and we are very much looking forward to being part of that expansion,” concludes Abhishek.
Papa John’s now has more than 280 stores in the UK. Most recent openings include Peacehaven, Hove, Edinburgh, Nuneaton, Loughborough, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Lowestoft, Lichfield, Harpenden and Hackney Wick.
The company has recently launched its new 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 opening in enterprise development zones of the Midlands, Wales, North West, North East and Scotland. These great deals are all on the table for franchises opening in 2015, so first come first served.
“The Papa John’s franchise is growing rapidly in the UK,” confirms Anthony Round, business development manager, of Papa John’s.
“We are aiming to attract more enthusiastic and business minded franchisees who are keen to open multiple Papa John’s stores. With this in-mind, we have come up with one of our most tempting franchise incentive packages yet.
“Designed specifically to help franchisees in the early stages of growing their businesses, the deal includes marketing support for all new store openings in the first six months of trading, free equipment and reduced royalty payments for 15 months including three months free.
“Our pizzas are created only using the highest quality ingredients and 100% fresh dough to make a top quality product with a better natural flavour,” explains Round.
“Combine our popular pizza with excellent customer service, rapid delivery times, a strong brand, comprehensive staff training and some hard hitting marketing support and the franchise serves-up a
fantastic offer for those looking for a quality investment opportunity.
“Topping that, the new incentive deal gives franchisees a helping hand at the outset to ensure they will be quick to taste success. There has never been a better time to join Papa John’s,” confirms Round.
Papa John’s is one of the largest pizza companies in the world and has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK, including the key locations of the South East, Yorkshire, Manchester, West Midlands, East Midlands, South West, North East, Wales and Scotland.
At Papa John’s, comprehensive training is provided and head office staff are always on-hand to help and ensure franchisees get off to a good start. Naturally, staff training is also an on-going task.
Franchisees train staff through an online, module based learning system. Personnel are certified once they have successfully passed the test at the end of each learning module, this also helps franchisees monitor their staff training easily. This is particularly helpful for some of our multi-store franchisees who are managing multiple teams.
For those interested in becoming part of Papa John’s success story, help is also provided with location selection and shop fit-out. As a franchise, the company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.