A TOWN centre Papa Johns restaurant which is "not meeting expectations" has temporarily closed.

The pizza takeaway chain has confirmed that its Coventry Street restaurant in Kidderminster will remain closed until new ownership is found. 

The restaurant said they making "every effort" to offer re-employment to workers. 

A Papa Johns spokesperson said: "Papa Johns prides itself on providing quality ingredients and a better customer experience across all its locations throughout the UK. 

"We are committed to delivering consistency to our fans, and it’s what they have come to expect. 

"Unfortunately, not all of our restaurants are meeting our expectations, which is why we’ve made the tough decision to temporarily close our stores in the Northwest and Midlands until we find new ownership. 

"We are very grateful to all our team members and look forward to seeing our loyal customers again soon".

Other branches that have also closed temporarily include Cannock, Crewe, Macclesfield, Wednesfield and Halesowen.