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Papa Johns Closes Nearly 10% of UK Restaurants to Improve Profitability; Revolution Bars Explores Sale Options Amid Performance Struggles

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 26, 2024
Nearly a tenth of Papa John’s pizza locations in the UK set to close

Papa Johns, a well-known pizza chain in the UK, has announced the closure of nearly 10% of its restaurants due to underperformance. The company conducted a thorough review of its business that began in January and identified several locations as “no longer financially viable.” As a result, 43 sites across England will be shut down, ranging from Harrogate, North Yorkshire to St Helens, Merseyside, Billericay, Essex, and Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Papa Johns’ strategy is 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 further into non-traditional sites like holiday parks. Additionally, Papa Johns intends to announce partnerships with other large retailers in the coming months.

Chris Phylactou, Papa Johns UK managing director, emphasized that the priority is to fully support team members affected by the closures. The company aims to work with impacted employees to find redeployment opportunities where available. While the exact number of jobs affected has not been disclosed, Papa Johns remains focused on assisting the affected staff throughout the transition process.

In a separate development, Revolution Bars has announced that it may consider putting itself up for sale as part of a business review. Following a period of “external challenges” affecting its performance, the company is exploring various strategic options to improve its future prospects. This could involve restructuring certain parts of the business or a potential sale of all or part of the group.

By Samantha Nguyen

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