Multi-unit Papa John’s franchisee Atif Maroof Zar has turned up the heat in Bristol with a new store opening in Lawrence Weston in the northwest area of the city.  Atif Maroof Zar who also runs two other Papa John’s in Bristol will manage the store with the help of 15 newly recruited local team members.

Atif Maroof Zar explains: “Bristol is a busy, buzzing place and my other two Papa John’s in the city have been very successful.  The Lawrence Weston opening now means we can offer an even better service for our valued collection and delivery customers.

“We have also been able to create new jobs in the community and all team members have full access to our Pizza Academy online training system so they can progress to a more senior role if they chose, once they have acquired the right skills and experience.  We offer many opportunities for talented team members, and nothing pleases us more than seeing people develop their career within the Papa John’s family.”

Atif Maroof Zar previously worked at two rival pizza firms before becoming a Papa John’s manager then a franchisee in 2017.  He now manages 11 Papa John’s with the help of his brothers Umair Ramay and Amir Maroof and well over 150 team members.  His other stores include Evesham, Stratford Upon Avon, Redditch, Bromsgrove and also Droitwich Spa and Stourbridge which both launched earlier this year.

Atif continues: “Our team is the secret to our success, but I was able to take advantage of the Papa John’s incentive scheme for new store openings for Lawrence Weston too.  This support is very helpful when opening a new outlet.  Lawrence Weston has also been fitted out with the brand-new Papa John’s branding which the customers really love!  It’s fun, friendly and welcoming and appeals to everyone.”

The Papa John’s Lawrence Weston opening was celebrated with special deals for collection and delivery.

For those interested in running a multi-unit Papa John’s franchise or opening-up in a ‘non-traditional’ location, 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.

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