Papa Johns and Revolution Bars: Facing Closures and Reviewing Business Strategies

Papa John’s to close 10% of UK pizza locations

Papa Johns, a well-known pizza chain in the UK, has announced that it will be closing nearly 10% of its restaurants due to underperformance. The decision to close 43 sites was made after a thorough review of the business identified locations that were no longer financially viable. These closures will impact employees, but Papa Johns has stated that they will offer full support and assistance throughout the process, helping staff find redeployment opportunities where possible.

The affected Papa Johns restaurants are located throughout England, from Harrogate in North Yorkshire to St Helens in Merseyside. Additionally, restaurants in Billericay, Essex and Eastbourne, East Sussex are also on the closure list. These closures are part of Papa Johns’ strategic plan to invest in its remaining UK sites and expand into non-traditional locations such as holiday parks. The company is also considering partnering with other large retail partners in the future.

In separate news, Revolution Bars has stated that it may put itself up for sale as part of a review of its business. Following reports that it could close roughly a quarter of its outlets, Revolution Bars has acknowledged the challenges they have faced and are exploring strategic options to improve their future prospects. This could include restructuring parts of the group or selling all or part of the business.

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