BISHKEK (TCA) — The Kentucky-based Papa John’s International restaurant chain on August 24 said it has signed development agreements for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The company said it signed a development agreement to open 16 restaurants over the next five years in Kazakhstan, with the first store scheduled to open in Almaty over the next few months.
The company plans to open its first restaurant in Kyrgyzstan in the fourth quarter of 2017, with a plan to open six restaurants in Bishkek over the next three years.
“We are very excited about establishing and expanding the Papa John’s pizza brand in these […] countries,” said Chris Wynne co-owner and CEO of PJ Western. “We believe our success in Russia will transfer to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Poland….”
Papa John’s International is currently looking for potential franchisees in Paris, France, as well as Germany, Belgium and Denmark.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company. For 16 of the past 18 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, the Official Pizza of Major League Baseball and the Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).