A new Papa John’s multi-unit franchisee team in the North West has smashed its target of opening six stores in its first year – and vowed to take on more projects following its early success with the brand.
Richard McElroy and Chris Makin recently opened a site in Leigh, Manchester, taking the number of new jobs they have created to 150.
The latest launch comes after a site they opened in Ormskirk last year became the 500th unit that Papa John’s operates in the UK.
Mr McElrory said the duo are keen to expand: “Growing a business is exciting and, as part of that, being able to create more jobs in Manchester, in the communities we know and live, is an honour.
“For us, our people are the key ingredient in our recipe for success. We now look forward to welcoming many more recruits of all ages and backgrounds to our team as we develop our management structure and continue to add more stores in the region.”
Amit Pancholi, UK director of business development at Papa John’s UK, said the company has experienced high growth in the past year.
“As an organisation we’ve opened double-digit stores across the UK, growing our brand presence both on the high street and also in non-traditional locations such as holiday resorts, leisure venues and more.
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“Richard and Chris have fully bought into our ethos and values, and we are proud to support them as they also continue to grow their portfolio of stores, bringing Papa John’s to even more customers wherever and whenever they want to enjoy their favourite pizza treat with family and friends.”
Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984 and boasts more than 5,000 stores in 40 international markets.
By ANDREW SEYMOUR
Source: Food Service Equipment Journal