“The creation of a central UK and European base marks a significant investment into the continued future expansion of Papa John’s into the UK and Europe,” confirms Anthony Round, business development manager, Papa John’s. “Our Milton Keynes location is also home to Papa John’s fresh pizza dough factory, our state-of-the-art facility which supplies well over 300 franchised units across the UK on a daily basis. With all head office staff and functions now on one site we can gain logistical efficiencies in addition to providing the best training and meeting facilities for our visiting franchisees too.”
The opening of the newly refurbished premises was marked in true Papa John’s style with a pizza party for all personnel and contractors. Gareth Davies, regional vice president for Western Europe, addressed the staff and thanked them for their effort and continued commitment to growing the Papa John’s brand throughout the UK and Europe.
The Papa John’s concept of ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’ has proved popular since set up in 1985. Today, the Papa John’s franchise operates around the world with well over 300 outlets in the UK and 4,800 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories.
Papa John’s is recruiting for franchisees across the UK and the Company provides all the necessary training, help with location selection and full turnkey solution to opening. Papa John’s is also currently offering a franchisee incentive scheme to help with set up, which includes deals on equipment, marketing and discounted fees.