Papa John’s Franchisee Aims to Entice Rochdale Residents


Feb 10, 2017

Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee Steve Mullarkey has opened his latest store in Rochdale.  Steve who runs eight Papa John’s in the North of England, including Southport which opened in March, has taken advantage of the Company’s franchisee incentive scheme designed to help in the early stages of set-up.

Steve Mullarkey explains: “The incentive scheme is particularly helpful as it means we can get deals on equipment, discounted franchised fees and support with marketing for new stores right at the time when we need it. This investment from the Company has assisted greatly with the expansion of my portfolio of Papa John’s and I plan to open two more outlets before the end of this year.

“With around 100,000 residents Rochdale is a great location,” continues Steve. “Situated just half a mile from the town centre, the new store is relatively close to my other Papa John’s in the region and so some of the experienced staff have moved over for the opening.,We have also recruited a new local store manager who has spent many years in the pizza industry too. 

“We are very much looking forward to enticing local Rochdale residents to try our top quality Papa John’s pizza!” confirms Steve. “If our other store openings are anything to go by, they will be back for more very soon!”

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.  

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