Global brand partners with village pub to offer new dining experience for customers
Papa John’s has teamed up with Staffordshire-based pub the Saracen’s Head to serve up pizza and a pint.
From April 12, pub-goers returning to frequent the popular public house in the village of Weston - which also features a resident herd of lamas - can enjoy Papa John’s pizza with their favourite beverage.
Lucy Dell, general manager at the Saracen’s Head, says: “DHG managing director Martin Hirst acquired the pub five years ago and since then we’ve invested heavily in refurbishment, including a substantial new extension plus an open-sided marquee.
“Our partnership with Papa John’s is the next step designed to enhance our proposition as we gear up to welcome the return of customers.
“Papa John’s pizza will be available for both collection and delivery orders.
“We’ve already taken hundreds of bookings for April 12 and beyond and are now looking forward to a super summer with pizza on the side.”
Justin Gilbert, director of business development at Papa John’s UK, says: “With pubs reopening, Papa John’s at the Saracen’s Head is a great example of how we can help drive profitable growth for selected establishments right at the heart of the community.
“By flexing our franchise offering we can provide the global support and marketing of our brand to suitable pubs to help them drive traffic and differentiate from the competition.
“They can now reap the rewards of our high quality ingredients, processes and products with a low cost of entry to benefit their existing eat-in dining market.
“If there’s no existing franchisee in a pub’s trade zone, there’s also the opportunity to deliver to the local community, opening up a new year-round revenue stream.
“Our team is dedicated to ensuring we can offer our pizza in more locations, so our valued customers can enjoy Papa John’s where and when they choose.
“It means everyone’s included in the Papa John’s experience and we welcome applications from other suitable venues who are looking at adding a quality branded dining experience for their customers.”