Business Profile: PAPA G’s Pizza

Name: Ryan & Paula Gallagher
Business: Papa G’s Pizza
Address: 48A Brookmount Road, Omagh
Contact details:  028 8226 7171

Can you describe your business?

Papa G’s pizza is a family run business offering outstanding value for money food. We offer a wide variety of pizza toppings, side orders and deals. We pride ourselves in  using only the best produce. We believe our customers deserve only the best. Papa G’s have something for everyone.

Why did you start your own business?

We have always worked in the food industry. We started our own business because we knew we had something different to offer. We love a good a challenge but with our years off experience we felt it was the right option for us. We opened our first shop in Strabane 2 years ago and felt the time was right to develop the brand therefore opening a second store in our home town of Omagh.

What are the best things about running your own business?

The best thing about running your own business definitely has to be hearing the positive feedback from our customers, you know your doing a good job when a customer becomes a friend you see on a weekly basis.

 What are the main challenges facing the business?

Every day brings a different challenge but a major one for us at the moment is navigating around the major road works that are going on in and around the town area at several locations, deliveries are a major part of our business so it takes a little bit of juggling to ensure the effects are minimal.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

The main piece of advice we would give to anyone starting a business would be to love a good list, list your tasks daily and prioritise. Sometimes the list can be very overwhelming but don’t worry anything you didn’t get done today goes to the top of the list for tomorrow.

Make time to have a little fun, as a husband and wife duo we work a lot both in-store and from home so it’s important to take a little time for yourself, even if it’s just to go for a coffee.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less?

Rewarding, enjoyable, tiresome