LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues to set the bar
high for quality pizza not only domestically, but internationally by
being among the first U.S. restaurant brands to enter Tunisia. Following
Egypt, Tunisia will be only the second country in Africa to boast a Papa
Just recently, Tunisia opened their borders to outside franchising.
Franchisee, Mr. Sofiene Ghali, a Tunisian leader in the QSR industry, is
excited to bring a high-quality hand-made pizza to his home country.
Owning and operating over 25 hamburger and sandwich restaurants, Mr.
Ghali knows that one of the first U.S. restaurant brands to enter
Tunisia should satisfy what the citizens are craving - high quality,
freshly made pizza.
"We are honored to be a part of bringing Papa John's to Tunisia. There
is a strong demand for high-quality pizzas and friendly service, said
Mr. Ghali, owner and operator of the Papa John's in Tunis, Tunisia.
"Papa John's original hand-tossed fresh, never frozen dough,
fresh-packed tomato sauce and high quality cheese made from mozzarella
make a truly better pizza."
"The Papa John's brand continues to grow in Northern Africa and we are
pleased to partner with Mr. Ghali as he opens his first restaurant in
Tunis, Tunisia," said Tim O'Hern, Senior Vice President & Chief
Development Officer of Papa John's International, Inc. "We are looking
forward to introducing everyone in Tunisia to our quality ingredients
and better pizza."
As Papa John's continues to build relationships internationally, the
partnership with Mr. Ghali will mark the start of Papa John's expansion
into Northern Africa, including plans to open another restaurant in
Morocco later this summer. With regard to European growth, Papa John's
recently opened its first restaurant in Northeastern France in late May
2016 and anticipates continued growth in the region.
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 14 of the past 16 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 and the Official Pizza of Major
League Baseball. 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,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza,
and Vine at vine.co/papajohns.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising
with Papa John's at www.papajohns.com/franchise.
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Papa John's International, Inc.
Mike Measells, 502-261-4519
President, Business Development
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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