Papa John’s Whitley Bay Is Under New Management

Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its Whitley Bay store in Newcastle upon Tyne is under new management.  Franchisee, Nazim Vadiwala has taken over the store on Whitley Road and grown sales by 75% within just three weeks of opening.  Nazim joined Papa John’s only four months ago and also runs the Leithwalk store in Edinburgh.

Nazim explains: “The Leithwalk store is doing brilliantly and so I was looking to open a second outlet fairly quickly.  I’m from Newcastle, so when Whitley Bay became available and I jumped at the chance!   I’ve made some changes including installing a double-deck oven to ensure we have the right capacity at peak times and brought in staff I know and trust to run the store.  Already the feedback from customers is that the pizza is ‘going down really well’ and the results speak for themselves.


“I haven’t done any marketing yet, apart from putting some information on social media, as I wanted to ensure the key ingredients of both structure and processes were all in place first.  Now we are ready to tempt more new customers to try the Papa John’s promise of: “BETTER INGREDIENTS.  BETTER PIZZA.” which means we only use the finest ingredients and fresh dough – never frozen – for a better flavour.”


Nazim continues: “I manage both stores with the help of operations director: Syed Salman and my very experienced manager operating in Whitley Bay: Amar Khalil.   We all have a background working for a number of years at another pizza company but, frustratingly, there was simply nowhere to go within the company we were employed by.   Papa John’s on the other hand, is expanding rapidly and there are always opportunities to grow a portfolio of  multiple franchised stores.  Very soon we will be looking at expanding and opening more Papa John’s!”

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.

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