Papa Johns to Close Nearly 10% of UK Restaurants Due to Underperformance; Revolution Bars Explores Possible Sale as Part of Business Review

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

Papa Johns, a prominent pizza chain in the UK, has disclosed that it will shut down 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 have an impact on employees, but the company has pledged to fully support them during the process and help them find alternative employment opportunities where possible.

The affected Papa Johns outlets are all located in England, ranging from Harrogate, North Yorkshire to St Helens, Merseyside, Billericay, Essex, and Eastbourne, East Sussex. These closures form part of the company’s strategic plan to allocate resources for investment in its remaining UK sites. Papa Johns aims to diversify into non-traditional markets like holiday parks and has plans to collaborate with other major retail partners in the future.

In a separate statement, Revolution Bars has also declared that it may consider selling itself as part of a comprehensive review of its business operations. Following media reports suggesting that it could close roughly one-fourth of its outlets, the company has acknowledged the difficulties faced by its operations and is exploring potential solutions to improve its long-term prospects. This could include restructuring certain parts of the group or selling off all or part of the business.

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