THE Papa Johns takeaway on Warwick Road is to remain open as the company announced the closure of some of its stores

Papa Johns had said earlier this year that there were “strategic closures” planned in order to free up money for investment and improving profitability at its remaining UK sites.

The group has now announced that 43 sites are to close across the country as they are “underperforming locations that are no longer financially viable”.

Chris Phylactou, managing director at Papa Johns UK, said: “Our priority is our team members, who will be fully supported throughout this process.

“Our goal is to work with impacted team members and attempt to find redeployment opportunities where available.

“We understand the impact this will have on our team members and are committed to supporting them during this time.

“While this is a difficult decision, closing these underperforming locations will give us the opportunity to invest back into the right locations with the right partners for long-term growth."