Papa Johns’ has massive expansion plans in India to take on rivals Pizza Hut and Domino’s. The US-based pizza retailer has partnered with PJP Investments Group to add 650 stores in India by 2033. The expansion plans will re-introduce the Papa Johns’s brand to India.
The brand has identified India as an appealing market for its worldwide expansion because of the country’s expanding income and rising expectations of the middle class. Amanda Clark, Papa Johns’ chief international and development officer, said Papa Johns global momentum continues, in partnership with seasoned, successful restaurant operators like PJP Investments. He shared that PJP Investments first partnered with Papa Jones to expand into the UAE in 2005.
The PJP Investments Group owns over 100 Papa Johns restaurants in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan, and plans to launch the first Papa Johns store in Iraq next year. It announced plans to expand in China in 2022. The restaurant chain’s massive Southeast Asian expansion agenda is set to begin with the opening of a first location in Bangalore in 2024, followed by the opening of more Papa Johns locations through South India and eventual expansion into the other regions throughout all of India.
The expansion will increase Papa Johns’ international market share by more than 11%.