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Papa John’s award-winning franchisee expands multi-unit operations in the South East


Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced franchisee Abid Hussain has opened his latest franchised store in Cosham.  Abid who was named as Papa John’s Franchise Owner of the Year (for five stores or less) last year, certainly has an appetite for expansion as he now runs 11 outlets with the help of two area managers, store managers plus his extensive team of in-store staff and delivery drivers.

Abid Hussain explains: “Running multiple stores actually gets easier the more you open!  Management, operation and marketing functions all gain economies of scale and recruitment is more straight-forward too.  Staff can move between stores as opportunities arise which they really value.

“Motivating staff and ensuring they have what they need in terms of equipment plus good training is key to keeping the best people.  I am proud that all my managers have been with me since I joined Papa John’s in 2013 and we have grown the business together.  I know that if my people are happy then so are our customers: it makes good business sense. 

“Over the past few years as we have literally tasted success! I have focussed on building up clusters of stores and now have several in the Portsmouth area, so the new store near-by in Cosham is a great location for us.  It’s a busy town with many students and families and we anticipate there will be many new customers hungry to try our “BETTER INGREDIENTS.  BETTER PIZZA” concept, which means we only use the finest, freshest ingredients for a better flavour. 

“As well as the Cosham opening, I have also recently taken over stores in Waterlooville and Havant.  I am looking forward to taking an even bigger slice of the action in the future, by growing my portfolio of outlets with the help of my great team, plus the support of Papa John’s right behind us.”

Papa John’s is currently recruiting for more enthusiastic franchisees.  As one of the largest pizza companies in the world, Papa John’s has opportunities for multi-unit franchisees throughout the UK.  Help is provided with location selection, growth incentives, 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. ;

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