Family Franchisees Open Latest Papa John’s in Wakefield
A family franchise has opened a new Papa John’s in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Multi-unit franchisees and husband and wife team Mandy Kaur and Chan Singh now run eight Papa John’s with the help of their son Jashan who works as acting regional manager. The new Wakefield Papa John’s will create 10 new jobs in the region.
Mandy and Chan joined Papa John’s as franchisees in 2008 and also opened new stores in Timperley, Manchester and Castleford earlier this year. This franchising family now have an appetite for expansion, Mandy Kaur explains: “Now our own children have grown up, the opportunity for us to expand our Papa John’s franchise was too good to refuse. Our son Jashan has now joined the family firm too, looking after overall regional operations.
“For us, Papa John’s is one big happy family, and our success is all down to our team. We are proud to have been able to promote three of our long-standing team members to become area managers and we have another area manager currently in training. It’s great to see people excel and gain new skills and also that we can provide them with more opportunities to further their careers as we grow. Our goal is to open more Papa John’s over the next two years so there will be plenty more chances for promotion!”
The new Wakefield Papa John’s is situated on Horbury Road. Mandy continues: “We live within 30 minutes of Wakefield and have been planning to open here for about five years but just couldn’t find the perfect location! Horbury Road is a busy thoroughfare and now offers a prominent and convenient site with great parking, so we are really excited to be able to launch here for the local community to enjoy all Papa John’s has to offer!”
Before joining Papa John’s as franchisees fourteen years ago, Mandy ran children’s day nurseries and Chan managed a small department at a local cotton mill.
Amit Pancholi UK director of business development, Papa John’s confirms: “Mandy and Chan’s energy and enthusiasm to grow their portfolio of Papa John’s is inspiring! It proves with the right business mindset and training from Papa John’s, multi-unit franchisees can succeed without direct QSR experience. We now look forward to supporting them as they open further stores in the region over the next couple of years, enabling even more customers to share and enjoy the treat of fresh Papa John’s pizza with friends and family.”
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