LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. today announced the signing of a 38
store development agreement in Northeast France to bring its brand
promise of Better Ingredients, Better Pizza to the country. Hassan
Bouanaka, the master franchisee, is set to open the first store in early
"I am proud to bring Better Ingredients, Better Pizza to Northeast
France," said Bouanaka. "It's also a good opportunity to contribute to
the French economy by bringing quality jobs to the market."
"The Papa John's brand continues to experience considerable popularity
and growth," said Tim O'Hern, Senior Vice President & Chief Development
Officer of Papa John's International, Inc. "Our fresh hand-tossed dough,
fresh-packed tomato sauce, and signature cheese all combine to make a
better pizza. We now are approaching 4,800 restaurants in 40 countries
and territories, and we are very proud to add France as our newest
The entry into France is part of Papa John's continued European growth
strategy. Papa John's International has over 300 restaurants in the U.K.
and is currently looking for potential franchisees in other areas of
France, as well as the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium.
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). In the UK, Papa John's was named the
2015 National Pizza Delivery Chain for the sixth consecutive year by the
Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association. Papa John's is the Official
Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl 50. 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,
or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns.
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Papa John's International, Inc.
Mike Measells, 502-261-4519
President, International Business Development
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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