Papa John's (US) Debuts in Kazakhstan
30 Aug 2018 - Papa John's International, Inc. has announced the launch of its first restaurant under PJ Western franchise in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The franchise — which already operates 181 Papa John's in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Poland — aims to open 16 restaurants in Kazakhstan. The second restaurant in Almaty is scheduled to open in October. Additionally, the company has mentioned that it is looking for budding franchisees in Paris, France; Belgium and Denmark.
The move underscores the sincere efforts of Papa John’s in expanding its footprint beyond the domestic sphere and strengthening its franchise relations. This may also be part of the restaurant’s efforts to revive its brand name and consequently solidify its presence.