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Papa John’s Franchisee Case Studies

Iain Heron

Iain Heron

In December 2019, Iain Heron gave up his job as a franchise business manager for Papa John’s, moved from Durham to central Scotland with his family and opened four franchised Papa John’s stores of his own. “It’s been an exciting time…”

Muhammad Abid

Muhammad Abid

“I used to run a college for international students in London before joining Papa John’s. I purchased the Newbury franchised store in 2013. I now run 40 Papa John’s stores across the UK with plans to grow to 100 by the end of 2022…”

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain joined Papa John’s in 2013. Before becoming a franchisee, Abid worked in advertising and marketing in London and was a consultant in a web firm. Named as Papa John’s UK Franchise Owner of the Year (for five stores or less) in 2018…

Abdul Sattar Askar

Abdul Sattar Askar

Abdul Sattar Askar has big plans for his Papa John’s pizza franchise! He bought his first store in 2013 and ‘has never looked back’. He now runs several Papa John’s across the Home Counties, with plans to grow this to 50 stores across the region within the next 2 years…

Gurnek Singh

Gurnek Singh

“I worked in the food industry for 12 years before joining Papa John’s, but I was always hungry to run my own business. I joined Papa John’s in 2011. I now run 14 Papa John’s stores in cities like Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster and Rotherham…”

Neil Ainsworth

Neil Ainsworth

“We are unusual as we wanted a hybrid store, delivering to our own resort guests and also the local community. To ensure we could deliver to our own resort guests, Papa John’s adapted their ordering app on our behalf…”

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About Papa John’s

Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984. There are more than 450 Papa John’s stores across the UK and over 5,000 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories.

Papa John’s is the only branded pizza chain to use only fresh dough, never frozen, giving a better flavor every time. Our unique tomato sauce is made from fresh Californian tomatoes, and we use only the best ingredients.