Pizza chain closures despite record sales


US Pizza Chain, Papa John’s, has announced its intention to close 50 restaurants across the UK and that Scottish locations may be at risk. The announcement comes at a time the group is producing record sales. The group produced a record  £1 billion pound sales result in the fourth quarter of 2023 – this being a ten percent increase on the corresponding quarter in 2022.

The company has not yet announced which of its 450 UK restaurants will close but it has confirmed that staff will be ‘first to know’.

A statement said: “Based on our current analysis, we are planning to close approximately 50 underperforming corporate-owned locations. The strategic closure of these restaurants would give us the opportunity to invest back into the right locations with the right partners; optimising the brand for long-term growth.

“For any proposed restaurant closures that impact team members, we will work to find alternative roles within Papa Johns.”

Scottish restaurants which could be at risk include:

  • 77 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 6BR
  • 124 South College Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6LA
  • 475 Great Northern Road, Woodside, Aberdeen, AB24 2BD
  • 114 Dundee Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH11 1AB
  • 10 Bankhead Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 4HD
  • 28-30 Hillhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH4 2AG
  • 12 South Clerk Street, Newington, Edinburgh, EH8 9PR
  • 77A, 79 Leith Walk, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8LX
  • 273 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1HX
  • Broomhill Shopping Centre, Norby Road, Glasgow, G11 7BN
  • 58 Glasgow Road, Paisley, PA1 3PW
  • 315 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G43 2XS
  • 77 Greenhill Road, Rutherglen, Glasgow, G73 2SX
  • Unit 4, 100 Auchinairn Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, G64 1NQ
  • Unit 1, 148 West Marketgait, Dundee, DD1 1NJ
  • 8 Duke Street, Hamilton, ML3 7DT
  • Unit 6, Newbridge Retail Park, South Parks Road, Glenrothes, KY6 1PE
  • 17 Scott Street, Perth, PH1 5EJ
  • 124 Grahams Road, Falkirk, FK2 7BZ
  • Unit 1B, The Parkway, Livingston, EH54 6ZW
  • 100 Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1PF
  • 30 Goosecroft Road, Stirling, FK8 1JX
  • St Andrews Holiday Park, Kinkell Terrace, Braes, St Andrews, KY16 8PX
  • Unit 5A, Waterfront Retail Park, Greenock, PA15 1EG
  • Unit 2, 67A Woodmill Road, Dunfermline, KY11 4AD
  • 54 Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, G81 1TH
  • Unit 3, Boswell House, Arthur Street, Ayr, KA7 1QJ
  • Unnamed Road, Ayr, KA7 4LB

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