Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened its newest store in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.  Syead Anjum will now run the franchised store in addition to another Papa John’s in Norwich with the help of his locally recruited team.

Syead Anjum explains: “I joined Papa John’s in 2013 from a rather different career in accountancy!   My brother financed the first Norwich store and said ‘come and give it a try’.  I was tempted!  Running a Papa John’s is not like sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day, it’s much more practical.  To learn the trade, I worked in-store making pizzas and finding about all aspects of the retail outlet.  I enjoyed it so much I eventually took over managing the operation.

“The Bury St Edmunds opening is my second Papa John’s and I have two more planned.  Unlike other brands, Papa John’s offers the opportunity to grow and build a business and that’s really exciting for the future.

“If I had to identify my ‘ingredients for success’ they would include hard work and having a great team.  I work full-time for the franchise and spend a lot of time in-store.  This is motivating for staff and they respect that.  It’s all about give and take and trust as I rely on the people I work with every day.  Being on the ground, also means I can solve any issues quickly and ensure we continue to deliver on our: “BETTER INGREDIENTS.  BETTER PIZZA.”  promise every time and build our reputation on quality.”

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