LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Papa John’s International Inc. will soon be expanding its presence in the Boston market. The pizza chain has announced a development agreement with 1630 Pizza Co, LLC that will bring 25 new stores to the area in the next five years. 1630 Pizza is owned and operated by two long-term Papa John’s franchisees.

“We are excited about our recent growth in the Boston market,” said Tim O’Hern, Papa John’s senior vice president and chief development officer. “We hope that this agreement, along with other recent agreements that we have signed for the area, will continue our momentum to bring better ingredients, better pizza to a historic market.”

Headquartered in Louisville, Papa John's International is the third-largest pizza delivery company in the world.