Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest store in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Franchisee Bally Brar, now adds Bicester to his portfolio of Papa John’s, which also includes Abingdon and Didcot.
Bally who has been a franchisee since 2014, explains: “I was always keen to run multiple Papa John’s located close to each other. I’m now on-target to open five or six outlets in the Oxfordshire area. There are certainly economies of scale when running several stores. Staffing and recruitment is made easier and marketing can be done for the whole area too. For example: we are using Oxford local radio for advertising and to entice new customers as this covers all three Papa John’s in the area.”
Prior to joining Papa John’s Bally worked as an area manager for a rival firm. Bally confirms:
“Papa John’s was expanding rapidly and I wanted to take advantage of the business opportunity that sort of momentum creates. Over the past few years, the head office team have been really supportive, helping me grow my store numbers and the Papa John’s franchisee incentive scheme has been invaluable to help me open the latest outlet. Deals on equipment and reduced franchise fees means I can focus on building sales and local marketing right at the outset.”
The new Bicester store has been designed with Papa John’s new look which is modern and fresh. Bally confirms: “It’s early days but so far, the customers really like the new store design! They are happy to sit and relax while waiting for their orders, or to take time browsing the menu. It has created a welcoming atmosphere and buzz in store. With the help of my team, I’m now looking forward to opening more Papa John’s locally over the next 12 months.”
As one of the largest pizza companies in the world, Papa John’s has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK. Help is provided with location selection and full turn-key opening of stores. As a franchise, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.
For further information please visit: www.papajohns.co.uk/franchise