Papa John’s on Stonefall Avenue in Harrogate welcomed a VIP guest over the weekend, with The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate, Councillor Michael Newby, stopping by to enjoy a slice of pizza and cut the ribbon to declare the store officially open.
The outlet hosted its very own pizza party on Saturday, to mark its official opening and to say thank you to both new and existing customers. The Papa John’s team gave away an impressive 200 pizzas to those who visited the store throughout the day and saw a number of local residents through the door.
The store is the latest opening in a line of new Papa John’s stores across the country and is responsible for a £200,000 investment and creation of 25 new jobs in the area and is already enjoying significant success in its first few weeks of trading.
The store was opened by Councilor Michael Newby along with owner Dan Wilkinson who commented.
Dan Wilkinson said: Our new store has already proven to be very popular in the weeks we’ve been open, with Harrogate residents experiencing first hand our ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ philosophy, which has made us famous across the world.
With the store being such a success, we thought it was only right to celebrate with a big pizza give away and give those who have yet to enjoy our pizza, taste the reasons they will want to order from us in the future.
It was also an honour to receive the Mayor in our store and we really enjoyed celebrating our official opening event with him and our customers, old and new.
Papa John’s was founded in the USA in 1984 and there are now more than 200 stores across the UK, each fulfilling John’s ‘Better ingredients. Better pizza’ philosophy.