LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2019--
Papa John's International, Inc. (PJI) announced the grand opening of the
first Papa John’s restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan. Raheel Choudhary, the
CEO of PJ Crescent Limited, is the master franchisee for this 45-store
development agreement. Choudhary is an award-winning franchisee of 38
Papa John's restaurants in the United Kingdom. PJ Crescent opened the
first Papa John’s restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan today, and a second
store in Lahore will open in a few weeks.
"We are excited about establishing and expanding the Papa John's pizza
brand in Pakistan," said Choudhary. "We believe that our passion for
better ingredients will translate well to Lahore and throughout
Pakistan. We also believe customers will love our quality pizza and we
hope to become Pakistan's favorite pizza chain.”
"The Papa John's brand continues to grow internationally and we are
pleased to extend into the Pakistan market," said Steve Ritchie,
President and CEO of PJI. "We look forward to introducing the Pakistani
people to our quality ingredients, and we are also are excited to see
Raheel bring his commitment to the Papa John's brand from London to
The entry into Pakistan continues the Papa John's international business
development strategy. Papa John's currently has more than 1,960
international restaurants in 46 countries in addition to the United
States and Canada. Papa John's International is looking for potential
franchisees in Australia, Japan, Brazil and South Africa.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
In 2018, consumers rated Papa John’s No. 1 in product and service
quality among national pizza chains in the American Customer
Satisfaction Index (ACSI). For 17 of the past 19 years, consumers have
rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among national pizza
chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).
For more information about the company or to order pizza online,
visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
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