LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), continues its expansion into Central Asia with the announcement of the first Papa John's restaurant in Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstan Papa John's is located in Almaty and opened its doors on August 27, 2018. Papa John's is now in 46 countries and territories around the globe.
PJ Western plans to open sixteen restaurants in the Kazakhstan market. PJ Western currently operates 181 Papa John's in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Poland, and will continue to expand in Eastern Europe and into Central Asia. A second restaurant in Almaty is scheduled to open in October.
"We are excited about establishing and expanding the Papa John's pizza brand in Kazakhstan," said Christopher Wynne, co-owner and CEO of PJ Western. "We believe that our passion for better ingredients will transfer well to Almaty and beyond and our new customers will love our quality pizza."
"PJ Western is Papa John’s largest international franchisee with over 180 restaurants and we look forward to their continued success and expansion in the region. We expect that Christopher and his team will continue to deliver on our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. brand promise in Kazakhstan," said Tim O'Hern, President, International, Papa John’s.
Papa John's International is currently looking for potential franchisees in Paris, France, as well as Belgium and Denmark.
About Papa John’s
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company. In 2018, consumers rated Papa John’s No. 1 in product and service quality in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). For 17 of the past 19 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the ACSI. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com. Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John’s Pizza family at www.papajohns.com/franchise.