LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), is pleased to announce the
opening of the 100th restaurant in Canada. Mark Murphy, who
opened the first Papa John's restaurant in Canada, is also the
franchisee responsible for opening the 100th restaurant,
which is located in Alberta. Papa John's started franchising restaurants
in Canada in 2000 and is known worldwide for its Better Ingredients.
Better Pizza. brand promise.
"This is a major milestone for Papa John's to achieve and I am pleased
to have been a part of the development of the brand in Canada," said
Mark Murphy. "We all look forward to adding new restaurants so that all
of Canada can enjoy Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."
Papa John's continues to believe that it has a significant opportunity
for growth in the $2.9 billion Canadian pizza market as consumers demand
more high quality products like fresh sliced vegetables and high-quality
meats. Papa John's dedication to quality is reinforced by its financial
investment of over $100 million annually to provide superior product to
"We are pleased with the steady growth over the last 16 years, as Papa
John's is now available in the majority of Canadian provinces,"
commented Tim O'Hern, Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
of Papa John's International, Inc. "We look forward to continuing to
grow our brand throughout Canada as we still have opportunities for new
franchisees to start their own business in many trade areas."
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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