Papa John's expands in Colombia
Dec. 6, 2016
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
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The pizza chain plans to add 28 more stores over the next eight years in Colombia.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Papa John’s International Inc. is continuing its international expansion with a restaurant development deal in Colombia. Grupo Nutresa, which purchased PJ Col S.A.S. in 2015, the current operator of 29 Papa John’s restaurants throughout Colombia, entered an agreement to open an additional 28 units in the next eight years in Medellin, Cartagena and Barranquilla, Colombia.
“Our investment in Papa John’s has exceeded our expectations and we are continuing our momentum by planning for additional units in our country,” said Felipe Baquero, managing director of PJ Col. “More units means more jobs in the local communities.”
With each new Papa John’s restaurant, there will be approximately 15 to 20 new jobs in the community.
“PJ Col has done a great job of growing the Papa John’s Brand in Colombia and we are excited about the plans for future expansion,” said Tim O’Hern, senior vice president and chief development officer. “We look forward to working with PJ Col as we expand the brand into new cities in Colombia.”
Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John’s International is also looking to expand in Brazil, the Caribbean and Honduras.