FRANCHISING | Staff Reporter, UK

Papa John's launches Kirkcaldy site in Scotland

The owner plans to open four further stores in Scotland over the next few months.

Papa John's franchisee Siddhartha Chirumamilla said, “At first, I’d planned to open just one or two Papa John’s but the business expanded and opportunities came quickly. As a result, I’ve become pretty passionate about pizza and Kirkcaldy will be my ninth store! The team at Papa John’s is highly supportive both financially and personally, everyone is always helpful and enthusiastic. Our goals are aligned to grow the operation and open more stores.

“Most of my work is currently involved with handling the new openings, while my managers run each individual Papa John’s. I also work with an experienced business partner: Vamsi Atluri, who looks after the Scottish stores for me.

Phil Gaffer, QFP, franchise sales & business development manager added, “Sid’s story is a great example of Papa John’s identifying and supporting an entrepreneur. In what other industry can someone who was delivering pizza not so long ago, now oversees a multi-unit million plus turnover business? Papa John’s proactively supports franchisees financially, plus provides incentives to help expansion - demonstrating our commitment to working in partnership with our franchisees. Sid has clearly been able to maximise this partnership and we are delighted to support him in his business expansion.”

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