PIZZA chain Papa John's has opened its 200th UK store in Glasgow.

And the world's third largest pizza chain served up 200 free pizzas to the first 200 visitors at the new shop in Duke Street, Dennistoun.

The chain was created by John Schnatter, who built the company up from a broom cupboard in his father's tavern in Indiana in 1983, and now has around 4000 stores in 33 countries.

Councillors Nina Baker and Frank Docherty cut the ribbon at the official opening, alongside store managers Iftikhar Haidar and M. Zulfiqar Haidar.

Gareth Davies, vice president for Papa John's UK, said: "We are delighted to have opened our 200th UK store in Glasgow and marked the occasion with our local customers.

"We plan to open more than 100 stores over the next few years, which represents a significant investment by our franchisees that will result in a substantial number of jobs."