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Papa Johns has reopened stores in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Broadstone, Ferndown and Poole. Now under the management of experienced franchisee, Abid Hussain, they will all undergo refurbishment.

“Poole in Hampshire has already had a complete refresh and the new store design has been completed,” said Hussain. “We are pleased to welcome back customers to share and enjoy our delicious pizza made with only the freshest, finest ingredients.” He now manages 25 Papa Johns across the south of the UK and in the Home Counties.

A previous Papa Johns UK Franchise Owner of the Year award winner, Hussain worked in advertising and marketing in London and was a consultant in a web firm before joining the company as a franchisee in 2016.

“My marketing background has been helpful to grow my portfolio of stores. However, the success wouldn’t be possible without my great team. I have area and store managers, and the extended crew behind each of them ensures we deliver fabulous service and top-quality pizza every time."

“It’s exciting to be some of the first UK sites to roll out the Papa Johns store design."

"The new look is welcoming, bold and fun! Designed for customers to see their pizza being made through a huge show window, it means getting messy, sharing and enjoying pizza together is part of the whole experience.”

Additionally, a Papa Johns modular pod has been delivered to Haven’s park in Marton Mere, Blackpool; and a further full-sized store has opened at the Haven holiday park at Skegness, having welcomed its first guests in the spring.

The former Richmond Holiday Parks site in Skegness was purchased by Haven in 2022 and has undergone a significant investment – including a Marina Bar & Stage, restaurant, arcade, kart hire and bungee trampolines.

Lucy Greene, national new openings manager, Haven, confirmed: “Having our valued franchise partners on board as we welcome guests to Skegness for the first time this summer is exciting. It means we can offer the same great food choice as many of our other locations, and visitors can use our Haven Serve app to click and collect, or arrange delivery to their holiday home or a table at our Marina Bar & Stage. Holidaymakers can share their favourite pizza with friends and family.”

Guests at Haven’s park in Hafan Y Mor, North Wales, are benefiting from an extension to the existing Papa Johns.

“We now have 30 Papa Johns across UK Haven holiday parks, said Amit Pancholi, business development director, Papa Johns UK.

“The additions will ensure guests can enjoy a tasty Papa Johns pizza takeaway on park, or from the comfort of their holiday home, adding to the convenience of a Haven staycation.”

Papa Johns continues to expand across the UK. For those interested in running a multi-unit franchise, or existing operators considering opening- up in a ‘non-traditional’ location such as a holiday park, leisure venue or sports stadium, incentives are on offer in addition to world-class support, comprehensive training and national marketing. As a franchisor, the company supplies all the assistance required.


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