American pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced plans to open 60 locations in Kenya and Uganda.
Papa Johns on Tuesday said it has partnered with Kitchen Express to expand into the Eastern Africa countries from next year/
Kitchen Express is a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group, which operates 140 petrol stations across Africa.
Under the partnership, Papa John’s will open outlets at Hass’s properties in Kenya and Uganda. The first four of these locations are set to open in 2022, starting in Nairobi.
“Establishing ourselves in Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time presents a great opportunity for Papa John’s to deliver on our promise and continue our global momentum as a brand,” said Amanda Clark, Papa John’s chief development officer.
Kitchen Express will hold the master franchise rights for Papa John’s in the two countries.
“We are excited to partner with Papa John’s as it continues its expansion around the globe,” said Abdinasir Ali Hassan, chairman of Kitchen Express and Hass Petroleum Group.
Papa John’s, which runs 5,500 restaurants in 50 countries, is the third-largest pizza delivery restaurant in the world.