US-based pizza retailer Papa Johns has partnered with PJP Investments Group to add 650 restaurants in India by 2033.
The first of these new eateries is expected to debut in Bangalore next year, followed by openings in other South Indian towns and subsequently in other parts of the nation.
Due to the country’s significant size – as well as the expanding income and rising expectations of its middle class – Papa John’s has identified India as an appealing market for its worldwide expansion.
“Papa Johns global momentum continues, in partnership with seasoned, successful restaurant operators like PJP Investments,” said Amanda Clark, Papa Johns’ chief international and development officer.
“PJP Investments first partnered with Papa Johns to expand into the UAE in 2005. We are excited that their commitment to the flawless execution of Papa Johns high standards is now being brought to India.”
PJP Investments Group, which now owns over 100 Papa Johns restaurants in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, plans to launch the first Papa Johns store in Iraq next year.
Last year, Papa John’s announced plans to expand in China, with 1350 shops set to open by 2040 in collaboration with FountainVest Partners.
According to Papa Johns, the brand had more than 5700 outlets in around 50 countries and territories as of last December.