Papa John’s opens 2,000th restaurant outside US

Papa Johns continues to expand its global presence, recently opening its 2,000th restaurant outside the United States, in Moscow, Russia.

Russia, with more than 200 restaurants, is one of the company’s fastest growing markets.

Papa John’s international business has been growing rapidly since the company took its pizza to the world by opening a restaurant in Mexico City in 1998. A decade later, Papa John’s marked another milestone with the company’s 500th international restaurant opening in Turkey in 2008, followed by the celebration of the 1,000th restaurant opening in 2013.

“We are thrilled to reach this important milestone of 2000 international restaurants. It is an accomplishment few restaurant brands achieve,” Papa John’s President & CEO Steve Ritchie said. “Papa John’s will continue to focus on its quality product as well as being a strong partner to our franchisees as we seek additional opportunities to build growth around the globe.”

Papa John’s is currently in 47 countries and territories around the globe, entering into 12 new countries in the past three years, including Israel, France, Spain, Tunisia, Iraq, the Netherlands, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Bahamas and Pakistan.

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