School Friends Turn Pizza Franchisees

Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of eight new stores in Wales over the next three-four years. Four school friends from Merthyr Tydfil have got together to take advantage of Papa John’s franchisee incentive deal to create their very own Papa John’s adventure!

Former maths teacher, John O’Brien explains: “My son used to work for a rival firm and he loves pizza so a little homework led me to discover Papa John’s. The company’s ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’ concept based on the freshness and quality of the product, got top marks from me and so after a chat with my old school friend Clif Roberson, plus two other mates who also attended Cyfarthfa High School, we decided to go for it!

“We have just opened a Papa John’s in Cwmbran and will use the deals on equipment, help with marketing and reduced franchisee fees offered as part of Papa John’s incentive deal, to now open multiple stores in Wales,” continues O’Brien. “School mates turned business partners – it really is too good an opportunity to miss!

“We plan to open three further stores in Wales shortly and will follow with a further four as part of a longer-term strategy after that,” confirms O’Brien. “The ongoing Papa John’s TV advertising campaign has driven awareness for the openings and we are very much looking forward to teaching the local community a thing or two about delivering fabulous pizza!”