May 19, 2024 11:22 pm
Nearly a tenth of Papa John’s pizza locations in the UK set to close

Papa Johns, a popular pizza chain in the UK, has announced that it will close nearly 10% of its UK restaurants due to underperformance. After conducting a review of its business that began in January, the company identified several locations that were deemed “no longer financially viable.” This has resulted in the closure of 43 sites across England, ranging from Harrogate to St Helens.

The closures are part of Papa Johns’ strategy to free up money for investment and improve profitability at its remaining UK sites. The chain plans to invest in its remaining locations and expand further into non-traditional sites like holiday parks. Additionally, Papa Johns has expressed its intention to announce partnerships with other large retailers in the coming months.

Papa Johns UK managing director Chris Phylactou has emphasized that the priority is to fully support team members affected by the closures. The company aims to work with impacted employees to find redeployment opportunities where available. While the exact number of jobs affected has not been disclosed, Phylactou’s focus remains on assisting the affected staff throughout the transition process.

In related news, Revolution Bars has announced that it may consider putting itself up for sale as part of a business review following “external challenges” affecting its performance. The company is exploring various strategic options, including restructuring certain parts of the business or a potential sale of all or part of the group.

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