Papa Johns and Revolution Bars Announce Strategic Closures Amid Financial Challenges

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 shutting down almost 10% of its restaurants due to underperformance. The decision to close 43 sites came after a thorough review of the business identified locations that were no longer financially viable. These closures will have an impact on employees, but the company has assured that it will fully support them throughout the process and help them find alternative employment opportunities where possible.

The affected Papa Johns restaurants are located across England, ranging from Harrogate in North Yorkshire to St Helens in Merseyside, Billericay in Essex, and Eastbourne in East Sussex. These closures are part of Papa Johns’ planned strategic closures to free up funds for investment in its remaining UK sites. The company aims to expand into non-traditional locations such as holiday parks and has plans to collaborate with other large retail partners in the future.

In a separate statement, Revolution Bars has also indicated that it may consider putting itself up for sale as part of a review of its business. Following reports suggesting that it could close approximately 25% of its outlets, the company has acknowledged the challenges it has faced and is exploring strategic options to improve its future prospects. This could include restructuring parts of the group or a potential sale of all or part of the business.

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