Updated: 1 12,2022

Papa Johns is making a big bet on China. The pizza chain plans to open over 1,350 stores in South China by 2040 in partnership with the Asian private equity firm FountainVest Partners, it said on Friday. The deal will increase Papa Johns current global count by 25%, and marks the largest franchisee development agreement in the pizza company's history.Pizza companies have lately been expanding their footsteps in the region, where they see an opportunity to boost sales.

——Papa Johns plans to open over 1,350 stores in China, CNN


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