Pizza delivery company Papa John’s has signed a deal with Geoff Parsons, a former Burger King franchisee, to open at least 10 stores along the M4 corridor over the next four years. The Times

The American pizza delivery operator has 87 British outlets. The group has 3,200 stores around the world and is seeking further UK franchisees as it seeks to hit its target of having at least 170 by 2010.