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Papa John’s to expand operations in Colombia

Will open 28 restaurants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2016) — Papa John’s International, Inc., which has its headquarters in Louisville, announced it will expand operations in Colombia.

Grupo Nutresa, which purchased PJ Col S.A.S. in 2015 (PJ Col), recently entered into a development agreement to open an additional 28 units during a period of eight years in Medellin, Cartagena and Barranquilla. PJ Col currently operates 29 Papa John’s restaurants throughout Colombia. Each Papa John’s new store opening represents approximately 15 to 20 direct new jobs in Colombia.

“Our investment in Papa John’s has exceeded our expectations and we are continuing our momentum by planning for additional units in our country,” said Felipe Baquero, Managing Director of PJ Col. “More units means more jobs in the local communities.”

Papa John’s International is currently looking for potential franchisees in Brazil, the Caribbean and Honduras.