Papa Johns to close Starbeck restaurant
Last updated Mar 26, 2024
Papa Johns Starbeck to close. Pic: Mtaylor848 wikimedia commons
Papa Johns in Starbeck. Pic: Mtaylor848 / Wiki Commons.

Papa Johns today announced the closure of 43 UK restaurants – including the Stonefall Avenue site in Starbeck.

The news comes after the company, which has 450 UK sites, revealed it was set to close “low-performing” branches as part of a new optimisation strategy.

In a press release today, Papa Johns said a review had identified 43 underperforming locations in the UK that were “no longer financially viable”.

They are set to close by the middle of May.

Chris Phylactou, managing director at Papa Johns UK, said:

“Our priority is our team members, who will be fully supported throughout this process. Our goal is to work with impacted team members and attempt to find redeployment opportunities where available. We understand the impact this will have on our team members and are committed to supporting them during this time.

“While this is a difficult decision, closing these underperforming locations will give us the opportunity to invest back into the right locations with the right partners for long-term growth.”

Papa Johns did not reveal how many staff members will be impacted by the move.

As well as Starbeck, branches in Leeds, Doncaster and Middlesborough are among the nearby locations affected.

Mr Phylactou added:

“We are focused on driving shared profitable growth across our UK restaurants, by continuing to make improvements to our business to ensure that we are well positioned for the future. We have been encouraged by the results so far from these initiatives.”

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