LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues its global
growth with the opening of a new restaurant in Morocco. Papa John's is
known worldwide for its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. brand promise
and will now bring Better Pizza to Casablanca, Morocco. Following Egypt
& Tunisia, Morocco will be only the third country in Africa to boast a
Papa John's franchise.
Moroccan-based Planet Pizza Inc. has the exclusive development rights
for the Papa John's brand in the country and plans to build 20 stores in
Morocco. "We are honored to be a part of bringing Papa John's to
Morocco. There is a strong demand here for high-quality pizzas and
friendly service," said Mr. Bensouda, CEO of Planet Pizza. "Papa John's
fresh, never frozen hand-tossed original dough, fresh-packed tomato
sauce and cheese made from high-quality mozzarella make a truly better
"The Papa John's brand continues to grow and we are pleased to extend
our growth with Mr. Bensouda and Planet Pizza," said Tim O'Hern, Senior
Vice President & Chief Development Officer of Papa John's International,
Inc. "We now have over 5,000 restaurants in 45 countries and
territories, including over 1,600 internationally, and we are very proud
to add Morocco as our newest country."
The Morocco development is part of Papa John's strategy of continued
global expansion. In 2016, Papa John's International opened restaurants
in 6 new countries, Iraq, Israel, France, Spain, The Netherlands, and
Tunisia and is currently looking for potential franchisees.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky,
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's
third-largest pizza delivery company. For 15 of the past 17 years,
consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among
all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index
(ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National
Football League, the Official Pizza of Major League Baseball and the
Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). For
more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns,
YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Instagram at instagram.com/papajohns,
and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John's Pizza
Family at www.papajohns.com/careers/
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Papa John's International, Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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