North West expansion is on the menu for Papa John’s franchisee Sukhbir Gill and his business partner Lakhwinder Singh (Lucky), with the opening of two new stores in Liverpool plus the acquisition of five further stores in the region.

Sukhbir Gill explains: “Our plan is to build a cluster of Papa John’s.  From an operational point of view this makes complete sense.  It will help focus our local marketing campaigns, plus it means staff recruitment and training is more straight forward too.  Existing staff have already recommended the new roles we have available to friends and relatives and we can train up new recruits in our busy stores.  For staff there will be also more opportunity for promotion locally, as we now have six stores all within 30 minutes of each other.  This is motivating for our people and we know happy staff make the best pizza and that means very happy customers!

“Our two new outlets have been built using Papa John’s brand-new in-store look which is really welcoming.  The new format is tailored to each location using modern colours, key words and refreshed branding to make customers feel right at home while ordering and collecting their pizza.  The existing stores we have taken over, will also undergo a complete refresh soon and we anticipate this will ‘cook up’ a lot of interest locally and attract some new customers hungry to try our top-quality pizza.

“We have been fortunate to be able to take advantage of Papa John’s special incentive scheme for new stores opening-up which provides deals on equipment, help with marketing and reduced royalty fees.  We anticipate this support will help us ‘taste success’ quickly and we can also look at opening more stores locally in the near future too!”

Papa John’s is actively recruiting for enthusiastic franchisees. 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 franchise up and running.

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