Papa Johns UK Closes 43 Underperforming Restaurants, Revolution Bars Explores Sale Options

Nearly a tenth of Papa John’s pizza locations in the UK set to close

Papa Johns UK has announced the closure of 43 underperforming restaurants across England, amounting to nearly a tenth of its UK locations. The company conducted a review of its business that began in January and identified several sites that were deemed “no longer financially viable.” This decision will allow Papa Johns to free up money for investment and improve profitability at its remaining UK sites.

The chain plans to invest in its remaining locations while expanding into non-traditional sites such as holiday parks. Additionally, Papa Johns has expressed its intention to announce partnerships with other large retailers in the coming months.

Chris Phylactou, Papa Johns UK managing director, emphasized the importance of supporting team members affected by the closures. The company aims to work with impacted employees to find redeployment opportunities where available. Although the exact number of jobs affected has not been disclosed, Papa Johns remains committed to assisting staff throughout the transition process.

In a separate development, Revolution Bars is considering putting itself up for sale as part of a business review following external challenges affecting its performance. The company is exploring various strategic options, including restructuring certain parts of the business or a potential sale of all or part of the group.

Sophia Reynolds

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