First Papa John’s Pizza to Open in Goleta…and the South Coast!

Originally published 3:27 p.m., April 27, 2014
Updated 3:27 p.m., April 27, 2014
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Goleta, Calif. (April XX, 2014) – The Towbes Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Papa John’s Pizza has signed a new lease in the Calle Real Shopping Center. The 1,290 sf space will not only serve delicious pizza, but is also the first Papa John’s located on the south coast. “Calle Real has always been the perfect central location for food and services in Goleta and we are excited to add Papa John’s Pizza to the roster of great businesses and restaurants,” explains Traci Taitt, VP Commercial Properties at The Towbes Group. Other major tenants include Trader Joes, Western Dental, Outback Steakhouse, and Montecito Bank & Trust.

Papa John’s Pizza is scheduled to open late June. “We look forward to bringing our new Goleta and Santa Barbara customers not only a better pizza, but also a better overall customer experience. Our quality extends to our partners too, which is why we are happy to enter into this relationship with The Towbes Group,” says, Scott Atchison, manager of the new Papa John’s location. Papa John’s Pizza is the world’s third largest pizza company and also consistently ranks in the top of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey. For the most up to date information on Papa John’s Pizza, go to


Headquartered in Santa Barbara, the award-winning Towbes Group has extensive expertise in development, construction, investment, and asset management. Widely recognized for delivering excellence across all its products and services, the Towbes Group has distinguished itself as not only a trustworthy, innovative organization but also as a vital community member.

The company has developed 6,000 residential units and 1.7 million square feet of commercial properties primarily in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. They currently manage more than 2 million square feet of commercial space, including office, light industrial and retail properties, and approximately 2,100 residential units. In addition, they are currently constructing apartment communities in Goleta and Santa Maria and a medical office complex in Santa Barbara. Additional information can be found at


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Papa John is the guy who cut the hours of all his employees low enough to avoid providing any of them with health insurance.

We have plenty of good pizza restaurants in Goleta already.

I'll pass.

taz (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Local pizza tastes better.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 4:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So much for that canard that businesses are avoiding California.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 5:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not entirely true Herschel. Toyota is moving its plant from Torrance, Ca, to Plano, Tx. Even if you skim the article, be sure to read the opening of the third paragraph.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 6:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes Toyota moved to Texas after the state bribed them with taxpayer money. Good for greedy Toyota bad for their employees that have to now live in the wasteland that is Plano. In the long term it will hurt Toyota's employee retention and productivity. See here on California we do not have to bribe companies to stay or move in. Good riddance Toyota Don not let the door crack you in the ass.

Herschel_Greenspan (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 7:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I wouldn't call it a bribe as much as "hey, we aren't going to extort you as much as California will!"

You may be right about employee retention, though, I've seen that happen before.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 8:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Papa John's > Little Ceasars, Pizza Hut, Domino's and maybe even Costco.

When you buy pizza you have to make two decisions. First you decide if you want to pay $6-$10 for a pizza or $18-$24 for a good pizza. All of the local places are in the second category, all of the places I mentioned above are in the first.

Papa John's may draw a few people down into the first category here and there.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
April 29, 2014 at 8:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Which would you rather do Hershel, drive a Toyota or sink your hungry little fangs into a luscious, deep pan, delicious Papa John's pizza? Who gives a fecal remnant about a tin can on wheels when they can satiate their palate with a culinary delight? I say good riddance to Toyota, (unless the delivery person is driving one) bring on the pizza. I will have mine with anchovies.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2014 at 6:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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