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Papa John's, a US based causal restaurant chain, has signed franchise agreements to open 57 outlets throughout Canada. The company has agreed a deal with PJ Atlantic Franchising Ltd, who will open 20 outlets in the Atlantic Provinces. Additionally in separate deals MJ Taylor Holding Company will establish 10 outlets in Saskatchewan, Bajco LLC will build 15 restaurants in Western Ontario and PDR Associates has agreed to launch 12 units in Eastern Ontario. Each franchisee has pledged to open a minimum of one restaurant this year.

David Flanery, Papa John's Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, said: 'Canada is a key focus area for our international expansion, and these multi-unit franchise operators will help us further establish a strong foothold in that country. There's a growing demand for better quality pizza in Canada, and we, along with our franchisees, are eager to continue meeting that demand by delivering our award-winning pizza.'


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