Nasdaq listed Papa John’s International has announced its expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with plans to open 60 restaurants in Kenya and Uganda, with four of these restaurants planned to open in 2022, beginning in Nairobi.
Papa John’s has signed a franchise partnership with Kitchen Express LTD, a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group, which has significant retail footprint across the continent.
Kitchen Express holds master franchise rights for Papa John’s
Kitchen Express now holds master franchise rights for the Papa Johns brand in Kenya and Uganda and it said it aims to leverage on Hass Petroleum Group’s more than 140 petrol stations across 10 countries in Africa to introduce new customers to the Papa Johns brand.
“Establishing ourselves in Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time presents a great opportunity for Papa Johns to deliver on our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.” said Amanda Clark, Papa Johns Chief Development Officer in a statement.