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Papa Johns, Revolution Bars and the UK Restaurant Industry’s Fight for Survival: Strategic Closures and Business Reviews

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

Papa Johns, Revolution Bars and the UK Restaurant Industry’s Fight for Survival: Strategic Closures and Business Reviews

Papa Johns, a well-known pizza chain in the UK, has recently announced plans to close nearly 10% of its restaurants due to underperformance. The decision was made after conducting a thorough review of the business that identified certain locations as no longer financially viable. As a result, 43 sites will be shut down, affecting employees and customers alike. Despite this, the company has assured its staff that it will fully support them throughout the process and help them find new job opportunities where possible.

The closures will take place across England, from Harrogate in North Yorkshire to St Helens in Merseyside, Billericay in Essex and Eastbourne in East Sussex. Papa Johns aims to use the money freed up by these strategic closures to invest in its remaining UK sites. Additionally, the company has expressed plans to expand into non-traditional locations like holiday parks and explore partnerships with other large retailers in the future.

In another development related to the UK restaurant industry, Revolution Bars has also announced that it may consider putting itself up for sale as part of a review of its business. Following reports that it could close roughly a quarter 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 selling all or part of the business.

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