Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened its latest franchised store in Exeter. Former accountant, Harry Dhaliwal, joined Papa John’s ten years ago and now adds Exeter to his two existing London outlets plus one in Plymouth.
“I chose Papa John’s originally as I believed in the quality of the product; it’s simply number one in the market,” confirms Harry. “I always liked the idea of working within the pizza industry as food will never go out of fashion! I worked out that the franchise would enable me to set up my own successful business and so far, my calculations have been proved right!
“Papa John’s concept of ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’ is responsible for a significant percentage of our success. It means we only use the finest ingredients and fresh dough to create a better natural flavour and our customers can count on us to deliver,” explains Harry. “Ten years ago there was limited awareness in the UK, now Papa John’s is an established global brand and it’s still expanding rapidly. If people don’t know about Papa John’s already – they will do very soon!
“The Papa John’s incentive scheme for franchisees which offers deals on equipment and fees while starting out, has been a lot of help,” explains Harry. “It has enabled me to open my fourth store and I aim to continue to grow with the company.
“I am delighted now to open in Exeter. It’s is a big university town with a large student population. The location near St Thomas’ train station is perfect for Papa John’s and we hope to add to our total success so far, by accumulating a loyal customer base quickly.
Papa John’s is currently recruiting new franchisees across the UK. Papa John’s provides all the necessary training, help with location selection and full turnkey solution to opening the store.