|8th January 2009
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA MAKES ITS WAY TO MALAYSIA!
– The world-renowned pizza company opens first outlet at Berjaya Times Square –
Kuala Lumpur, January 8th, 2009 – Berjaya Pizza Company Sdn Bhd and Papa John’s Pizza International Inc. together launched the very first Papa John’s Pizza outlet at Berjaya Times Square, in Malaysia today! The launch event was commemorated by Dato’ Robin, Chairman of Berjaya Pizza Company, Dato’ Francis Lee, Executive Director of Papa John’s Pizza (Malaysia) , Mr. Myles Felt, Vice President of Papa John’s International & Mr James Keith, Embassador to US Embassy.
Papa John’s is a renowned brand among pizza lovers worldwide. The third largest pizza company in the world, Papa John’s success is built on the commitment to ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’. Papa John’s believes that better ingredients make better pizzas, with no compromises to the freshness of the dough, high quality ingredients and superior quality toppings combined with daily fresh cut vegetables in the kitchen, daily. Papa John’s offers pizza lovers a warm, comfortable, relaxed and welcoming dining experience. Papa John’s customers will enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary, excellent pizza dining experience.
Berjaya Pizza Company has plans to open more Papa John’s Pizza restaurants in the Klang Valley. The long term plan is to open 100 Papa John’s Restaurants throughout the East and West of Malaysia in the next 10 years, and that includes new restaurant openings in other states like Penang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.
“We are extremely pleased to be granted the rights to develop and operate Papa John’s Pizza restaurants in Malaysia. With the opening of the first outlet at Berjaya Times Square, we are very excited to bring to food-loving Malaysians the Papa John’s pizza experience”, said Dato’ Francis Lee, Executive Director of Papa John’s (Malaysia).
Commenting on the partnership with Berjaya, Mr. Myles Felt - Vice President of Papa John’s Pizza International said they are confident that the brand will make its mark in Malaysia as Berjaya has an outstanding track-record of successful franchise businesses in Malaysia and an excellent management culture. He added.
Papa John’s Pizza is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is the world's third largest pizza company. There are currently 3,362 Papa John's restaurants in which 615 are company-owned and 2,747 are franchised, operating in all 50 states in the United States of America and in 30 countries worldwide. Currently, Papa John’s has over 200 outlets in the Asian region, in countries such as China, Korea & India.
The new Papa John’s Pizza restaurant is located on the Ground Floor of Berjaya Times Square. The outlet covers 1900sft and has seating for up to 76 diners.
The restaurant opens daily from 10am to 10pm.