Market Overview

Papa John's International Celebrates First Restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan


John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ:PZZA), continues its expansion
into Central Asia with the announcement of the first Papa John's
restaurant in Kazakhstan. The Kazakhstan Papa John's is located in
Almaty and opened its doors on August 27, 2018. Papa John's is now in 46
countries and territories around the globe.

PJ Western plans to open sixteen restaurants in the Kazakhstan market.
PJ Western currently operates 181 Papa John's in Russia, Belarus,
Kyrgyzstan and Poland, and will continue to expand in Eastern Europe and
into Central Asia. A second restaurant in Almaty is scheduled to open in

"We are excited about establishing and expanding the Papa John's pizza
brand in Kazakhstan," said Christopher Wynne, co-owner and CEO of PJ
Western. "We believe that our passion for better ingredients will
transfer well to Almaty and beyond and our new customers will love our
quality pizza."

"PJ Western is Papa John's largest international franchisee with over
180 restaurants and we look forward to their continued success and
expansion in the region. We expect that Christopher and his team will
continue to deliver on our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. brand
promise in Kazakhstan," said Tim O'Hern, President, International, Papa

Papa John's International is currently looking for potential franchisees
in Paris, France, as well as Belgium and Denmark.

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
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 all national pizza chains in the ACSI. For more
information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at
Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John's Pizza
family at

View Comments and Join the Discussion!