Papa John’s is to introduce new flexible franchising formats for 2021 as it looks to expand its reach into new types of location.

The pizza franchise business said it is keen to expand on the success of its high street stores by expanding its footprint to holiday parks, leisure attractions, and other ‘non-traditional’ venues.

Justin Gilbert, director of business development at Papa John’s UK, said it was adding further flexible options that would be relevant for a variety of operators who align with its brand values.

“They will already have a complementary business with an existing customer base and will be looking to add a quality hot food option through an established, proven global brand,” he said.

“Non-traditional franchised outlets generally have a slightly different business model compared to our high-street retail stores. They may be collection only or may have reduced or seasonal opening hours, have a pizza slice offer or a flexible menu,” he explained, adding that the different packages could include fully fitted out stores, kiosks, modular units or mobile kitchens.

Last September, Papa John’s announced plans to consolidate its international team at its UK corporate office in Milton Keynes as part of a global reorganisation. The move was set to enable the support of 40 new franchise store openings this year.