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Papa John’s International has more than 1,650 international restaurants.

LOUISVILLE, KY. — Papa John’s International, Inc. intends to continue its global expansion with plans to open additional restaurants in Chile and Spain. The pizza chain has signed expansion agreements with franchisee Drake QSR AG.

The franchise partner has plans to add 45 restaurant units in Chile and 40 units in Spain.

“Drake is an outstanding franchise partner,” said Tim O’Hern, senior vice-president and chief development officer for Papa John’s. “They continue to focus on delivering on quality, which has resulted in a continued expansion in both Chile and Spain. We remain enthusiastic about Papa John’s growth opportunities in both countries.”

Drake, through PJ Chile S.p.A., currently operates 55 restaurants in Chile. In Spain, the franchisee through PJI España Pizzerías S.L. (PJ España), also has signed an expansion agreement to expand outside of Madrid to all areas of Spain.

“We are excited about the development opportunities that remain in Chile and the tremendous growth opportunity in Spain,” said Silvio Rostagno, chief executive officer of Drake. “Our customers in both Chile and Spain continue to tell our team members they love Papa John’s.”

Papa John’s International has more than 1,650 international restaurants, including more than 400 restaurants in 16 Latin American countries.