Former Papa John’s delivery driver Abassin Badshah has opened his second franchise in partnership with the American brand in Bromley, London.
Abassin, who joined Papa John’s in 2002, now employs around 30 people. He bought the Catford Papa John’s franchise in 2013.
He explains: “I worked for Papa John’s when I was a student in business.
“By day I would attend lectures, then in the evenings and at weekends I would deliver pizza. I was successful at my studies, but also within Papa John’s and gradually worked my way up to supervisor. The experience gave me the grounding to understand how the business really worked.”
When Abassin brought the Catford Papa John’s franchise, he says there was less awareness of the pizza brand than there is now.
He adds: “More recently, in order to keep up with demand it became clear we needed to open another store nearby.
“The Bromley store now enables us to provide a faster service to a wider area and to serve our loyal and valued customers even better.
“I have further plans to open more stores locally in the near future.”
Papa John’s was founded in 1984.
It has more than 400 stores across the UK and over 5,000 stores in more than 40 international markets and territories.