LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) continues its global growth today by
announcing the signing of a restaurant development agreement in the
Netherlands. Papa John's is known worldwide for its Better Ingredients.
Better Pizza. concept and will now bring Better Pizza to the Netherlands
through the signing of this development deal.
A consortium of five Papa John's franchisees in the U.K., led by Mr.
Tony Kalsi, has the exclusive development rights and they plan to open
their first Papa John's in the Netherlands during the summer of 2016.
Mr. Kalsi said, "We look forward to introducing everyone in the
Netherlands to our quality ingredients. Our hand-tossed fresh original
dough, fresh-packed tomatoes and real cheese made from mozzarella make a
truly better pizza. We look forward to inviting you to visit one of our
stores in the Netherlands and taste why Better Ingredients make a Better
"The Papa John's brand continues to grow and we are pleased to extend
our growth with our successful franchisees from the U.K. into the
Netherlands," said Tim O'Hern, Senior Vice President & Chief Development
Officer of Papa John's International, Inc. "We now have close to 4,900
restaurants in 40 countries and territories, including over 1,500
internationally, and we are very proud to add the Netherlands as our
The Netherlands development is part of Papa John's strategy of continued
expansion in Europe. Papa John's International has 320 restaurants in
the U.K., will soon open in both Spain and France and is currently
looking for potential franchisees in Belgium, Germany, Poland, and Czech
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 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,
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, International Business Development
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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