Expansion is on the table for Papa John’s multi-unit franchisees Mandy Kaur and husband Chan Singh, with their latest store opening in Castleford, Wakefield, Yorkshire. The business minded duo has recruited 15 local people to run the store which is now their fifth Papa John’s.
Mandy Kaur explains: “We joined Papa John’s in 2008 and have taken the time to expand our franchised business gradually. Now our children have left home and have their own careers, we felt the time was right to take a bigger slice of the action! We love the Papa John’s brand and thought let’s go for it!
“We opened in Pontefract last year, now Castleford and have a further store planned the North West this summer. Our recipe for success is hard work and commitment but it’s also our people. We have a manager for each store and try our best to offer a tempting career path for all our team members. Our Castleford store manager, Aden Salim began as a delivery driver two years ago and will now be responsible for the new outlet. It’s the same story with our Brighouse store in Yorkshire. Our manager there started out as a delivery driver and now he’s in charge of the store.
“It sounds ‘cheesy’ but we also try and create a fun atmosphere, so it’s an enjoyable place to work. I mean it’s pizza, so it’s got to be fun!
“The Papa John’s head office team have been super supportive over the years and are willing to listen. At the end of the day, we are one big Papa John’s family. Working for Papa John’s has certainly changed our lives and it’s been a particularly positive experience which makes us hungry for more!”
Before joining Papa John’s as franchisees, Mandy ran children’s day nurseries and Chan managed a small department at a local cotton mill.
The new Castleford Papa John’s is centrally located on Carlton Street. Mandy Kaur and Chan Singh have been able to take advantage of Papa John’s incentive scheme to open the new store which means reduced franchisees fees, deals on equipment and help with marketing to ensure they get off to a great start and are quick to bring in the dough!
For those interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise or opening-up in a ‘non-traditional’ location such as a holiday park, leisure venue or sports stadium, incentives are on offer in addition to world-class support, comprehensive training and national marketing. As a franchisor, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.
For further information please see: www.papajohns.co.uk/franchise