Four Star Pizza is on the way after the firm announced 18 further stores for Northern Ireland, including a Ballymena branch.
Brian Clarke, Director, Four Star Pizza confirmed that a store for Ballymena is “high on the list”.
Mr Clarke said: “The Northern Ireland market is very important to us and has been steadily growing since the opening of our first Belfast franchise in 1999.
“We view this market as a huge potential growth area for Four Star Pizza which is reflected in our plans to increase our total number of stores in Northern Ireland to 30 by the end of 2019. With each store employing 15-20 staff, this level of expansion should create up to 300 new jobs in Northern Ireland.
“To date, we’ve invested approximately £2 million in our Northern Ireland operations but we plan to invest a further £3 million over the next three years to help grow the business to the next level,” he added. Mr Clarke said the company would welcome interest from potential franchisees in Northern Ireland.
“We have an excellent relationship with our existing Northern Ireland franchisees,” he said.
“One franchisee now operates six outlets here whilst another has just opened his third store, having started life as a Four Star delivery driver. So if there are any ambitious Northern Ireland entrepreneurs out there who would like to run their own business as a part of a progressive, marketing and Information Technology driven brand, we would welcome their interest and invite them to make contact with us. Even if someone is currently running a franchise but are thinking of a change, get in touch to hear about our exciting plans.
“Becoming a FSP franchisee requires a lot of commitment but we are here to help and we offer an extensive training programme to enable franchisees to reach the required levels in terms of operations, marketing and finance. In the early part of this year we’ll be holding an event specifically for new franchisees so anyone who’s interested should get in touch for more information,” concluded Mr Clarke.
Anyone interested in an exciting career with Four Star Pizza, such as a Doughologist, driver, or becoming a Four Star Pizza franchisee should send an introductory email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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