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Papa John’s expands agreement for growth in Cambodia

Franchisee Peter Xu to open 15 new stores in Cambodia in next three years

Papa John’s signed an expanded agreement for growth in Cambodia with franchise partner Peter Xu. A total of 15 new units will open over the next three years based on the expanded deal. This comes on the heels of a March opening in Phnom Penh of Papa John’s flagship store there.

A US partnership with Xu currently exists, and he operates stores in New York City. He also owns other business ventures in Cambodia

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Xu said, “Papa John’s Cambodia’s team is truly passionate about pizza. With our Better ingredients. Better Pizza. promise, we look forward to providing local pizza lovers with quality products and outstanding services,”

Papa John’s operates in 48 international countries and territories globally. Outside of Cambodia, it expanded into 12 new countries: France, Spain, Tunisia, Iraq, the Netherlands, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Bahamas, Pakistan, and Portugal.

[Related article: Papa John’s selects location for new HQ in Atlanta]

“Following a record year of sales and growth, Papa John’s is better positioned than ever to accelerate international development, which is a key pillar for the brand’s long-term growth,” said Jack Swaysland, chief operating officer, International. “This is a significant new partnership in Asia, and we look forward to continue growing the Papa John’s family across the globe.”

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The Louisville, Ky.-based pizza chain also has its sights set on penetrating new markets in Brazil, Japan and Southeast Asia, working with multi-unit operators & developers.

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