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Papa John's International opens 100th restaurant in Mexico




(BUSINESS WIRE) - Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), announced the opening of its 100th restaurant in Mexico. The 100th Papa John's is located in Zona Azul in Ciudad Satélite in the Metropolitan area of Mexico City.

Orquest Foods, who has roots in Mexico that date back to 1936 and has been in the food business for the past ten years, is the franchisee of the 100th restaurant. Last year, Papa John's and Orquest announced they had signed a development agreement to build 60 restaurants over the next eight years. The plan is to open seven more stores with Orquest Foods this year.

"We are honored to be a part of Papa John's growth story in Mexico," said Santiago Clariond Lozano, chairman of the board and executive officer of Orquest Foods. "As our numbers grow in Mexico, customers can still expect our focus is and always will be on delivering the same quality pizza they expect from Papa John's. Mejores Ingredients. Mejor Pizza."

"We are excited to see the opening of our 100th restaurant in Mexico," said Tim O'Hern, senior vice president & chief development officer. "Orquest Foods has been a great partner to work with as we expand the Papa John's brand throughout Mexico."

Papa John's International has more than 1,500 international restaurants, including over 350 restaurants in 16 Latin American countries and is looking for potential franchisees in Brazil, Honduras, Uruguay and the Bahamas.

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