The Premier League outfit, Burnley FC, has penned down a new partnership with one of America’s largest pizza delivery chains, Papa John’s. The move is seen as part of the pizza chain’s plan to develop relationships with the leisure venues.
Following this deal, Burnley FC will be using a new mobile catering unit to serve pizzas to the club supporters, who will be attending the matches at the home ground, Turf Moor.
Speaking on the occasion, Stuart Hunt, director of Burnley Football Club, explains: “As president of PJ Restaurants, together with my valued team, we own and operate 68 Papa John’s franchised stores in the USA. As a partner in ALK Capital, I took over as a director of Burnley Football Club in January. One of our immediate goals is to improve the whole fan zone experience and we are making progress. For us now to introduce Papa John’s to the football club was a natural choice.
He added, “Pizza brings people together and adding a hot quality food offering in the form of Papa John’s known for its “BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.” concept where only the freshest, finest ingredients are used for a better flavour, means everyone can now enjoy their favourite pizza to make the most of matchdays.
“We kicked-off the launch of the Papa John’s pizza trailer at the end of October when we played Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup. The reception from fans was certainly a winning one!
“We will now test the catering unit in different locations around the grounds to find out what works best for fans hungry to order the treat of Papa John’s pizza to enjoy with friends and family as part of their day out.”
Amit Pancholi UK director of business development, Papa John’s UK said: “We are excited to be working with the team at Burnley Football Club. As well as providing a new revenue stream which can be re-invested back into the club, offering the facility to serve-up Papa John’s pizza adds to the fun and overall experience for fans watching the game.
“As a brand, we are actively developing relationships with leisure venues such as sports stadiums to ensure Papa John’s becomes available in even more locations across the UK, so our customers can enjoy our top-quality pizza wherever and whenever they choose.”
Papa John’s is the fourth largest pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States, with its headquarter situated in Atlanta, Georgia. While the pizza chain has more than 500 outlets in the United Kingdom.
On the field, Burnley FC will be facing West Ham United on December 12 in their next Premier League fixture. While the Clarets are currently battling in the relegation zone, sitting 18th in the league table, collecting 10 points from their last 14 matches.