Several Papa John’s pizza shops in Rochester have abruptly closed their doors.
Various media reports indicate that a note posted on the doors of the local shops from Schuyler Lofberg, listed as ‘Sole Member,’ says that the local Papa John’s came to “an abrupt ending due to the heavy headwinds put upon us by New York State. We will not be the last to fall under this current business climate. I sincerely apologize to our loyal customers. They made this worth everything to me.”
The company has confirmed that five franchise-owned locations in the Rochester, NY market have closed.
The statement provided to WXXI News from the corporate office says, “We’re grateful to all of our loyal customers in Rochester and are currently exploring possibilities around new ownership.”