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Papa John’s International Reaches Milestone with 50th Restaurant Opening in Turkey

May 16, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), is expanding its presence in the Middle East and Asia with the opening of the 50 th Papa John’s restaurant in Turkey. PJ Gida Islatmeleri A.S. San. VE TIC. A.S. (PJ Gida), is the master Papa John’s franchisee in Turkey.

“We’re proud that we brought the BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. brand to Turkey several years ago,” said Ali Yilmazturk, owner of PJ Gida. “The customers have embraced the brand and quality ingredients. We look forward to continued growth in the region.”

“The PJ Gida team along with Mr. Yilmazturk’s commitment to the Papa John’s brand is evident through our constant growth in Turkey,” said Duygu Sezercan, operating partner of PJ Gida. “I look forward to ensuring that we continue down our path of success here in Turkey.”

“PJ Gida has proven to be a dedicated franchisee who is always up to the challenge and their commitment to quality and our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. brand promise is unwavering,” said Tim O’Hern, President, International and SVP, Chief Development Officer of Papa John’s. “We look forward to working with the PJ Gida team as we continue to grow the brand in Turkey.”

About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company. For 16 of the past 18 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com. Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John’s Pizza family at www.papajohns.com/franchise.

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CONTACT: Papa John’s International, Inc.

Peter Collins, 502-261-4233

Senior Director, Public Relations

peter_collins@papajohns.com

KEYWORD: TURKEY UNITED STATES EUROPE NORTH AMERICA KENTUCKY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESTAURANT/BAR RETAIL FOOD/BEVERAGE

SOURCE: Papa John’s International, Inc.

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