Papa John’s introduces flexible franchising formats to expand into ‘non-traditional’ venues

By James McAllister

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Papa John’s introduces flexible franchising formats to expand into ‘non-traditional’ venues

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Papa John’s is to introduce new flexible franchising formats for 2021 as it looks to expand its reach into ‘non-traditional’ venues.

The pizza chain, which operates more than 450 sites across the UK, is keen to expand on the success of its high street stores by expanding its footprint to new locations in holiday parks, stadiums and leisure attractions.

It already operates a number of sites in holiday park and stadium locations including at Bunn Leisure’s South Coast park in Selsey (pictured).

"We are adding further flexible franchise options relevant for a variety of operators who align with our brand values," says Justin Gilbert, director of business development at Papa John’s UK

"They will already have a complementary business with an existing customer base and will be looking to add a quality hot food option through an established, proven global brand.

“Non-traditional franchised outlets generally have a slightly different business model compared to our high-street retail stores. 

"They may be collection only or may have reduced or seasonal opening hours, have a pizza slice offer or a flexible menu. 

"Just like our pizzas, we aim to ensure we have the right ingredients for everyone and so now, we can offer flexible franchise options to suit a bespoke development plan. 

"This may be a franchise package which includes a fully fitted out store, a kiosk, modular unit, or a mobile kitchen."

Last September, Papa John’s announced plans to consolidate its international team at its UK corporate office in Milton Keynes as part of a global reorganisation.

The move was set to enable the support of 40 new franchise store openings this year.

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