Papa John's expands global presence by opening 1st Portuguese store
Papa John's expands global presence by opening 1st Portuguese store

Papa John's International, Inc. has forayed into Portugal by launching its first store in Lisbon's Amoreiras zone. With this, Papa John's Pizza has strengthened its global presence.

The new restaurant is being started by Drake Food Service International, who is the master franchisee in the Iberian Peninsula, Chile, Panamá, and Costa Rica.

Javier Aranguiz, CEO of Drake Food Service International, said, “We are committed to developing the Papa John’s brand in Latin America and Europe. We look forward to becoming the most beloved pizza brand, one neighborhood at the time.”

Jack Swaysland, COO, Papa John's International, stated, “The opening of this new restaurant in Portugal with Drake Food Service International shows the importance of building strong relationships with our global partners,”

“As highlighted in the past, international development is the long term growth engine for Papa John’s. Pizza is loved by consumers across the world. Friends and families gather around and have fun moments around the pizza. And at Papa John’s we are thrilled to deliver on our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® promise to customers in Portugal,” he added.

Currently, Papa John’s has a presence in 48 international countries and territories around the globe. The pizza franchise forayed into 12 new countries in the past three years, including France, Spain, Tunisia, Iraq, the Netherlands, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Bahamas, Pakistan and Portugal.

Papa John's will continue with its rapid global development and is seeking potential franchisees in Brazil, Australia, Taiwan and Southeast Asia.

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