13 March 2019: Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has named its Franchise Owner or the Year (for five stores or less) for 2019 as Abid Hussain. Abid was officially recognised for his achievement at Papa John’s biggest ever UK franchise conference held in Birmingham recently.
Abid Hussain who runs Papa John’s in Bedminster (Bristol), Eastleigh, Fareham, Newbury and Taunton confirms: “I wasn’t expecting to win an award at all! However, my success is really down to my staff. I have great managers working in all my stores and the team behind each of them ensures we deliver fabulous service and top-quality pizza every time.
“Motivating the teams and ensuring they have what they need in terms of equipment plus good training is key to keeping the best people. I am proud that all my managers have been with me since I joined Papa John’s in 2016 and we have grown the business together. I know that if my people are happy then so are our customers: it makes good business sense.”
Before joining Papa John’s, Abid worked in advertising and marketing in London and also was a consultant in a web firm. “Papa John’s was something a bit different!” explains Abid. “I was looking for a new challenge and a friend of mine ran a Papa John’s store. I did some research and thought buying a franchise could be a great move for me. The rest is history! I have plans to open several more stores in the future so am looking forward to growing my portfolio of outlets with the help of my great team plus the support of Papa John’s right behind us.”
Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sales and business development manager confirms: “Abid’s award win is well deserved. I know several of his managers were also nominated for awards at the conference which is a testament to the strength of his training and management skills. It is great to be able to recognise the hard work and dedication of Abid’s whole team in this way.”
Papa John’s is actively recruiting for more enthusiastic franchisees hungry to join the team.
As one of the largest pizza companies in the world, Papa John’s has opportunities for franchisees throughout the UK. Help is provided with location selection and full turn-key opening of stores. As a franchise, the Company supplies all the assistance needed to get your successful Papa John’s up and running.
For further information please visit: www.papajohns.co.uk/franchise