So Papa John’s has finally opened in Pakistan! The restaurant is located in Z block DHA phase 3. Honestly, I am not into Pizzas, but believe you me, I tried their Spicy Buffalo Ranch and Chicken BBQ Pizzas, they were both so tasty! Up uptill now, i thought Cosa Nostra and Covo ( PC Hotel) could make good pizzas. But Papa John’s might take a lead here. And why not? It is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company. In 2018, consumers rated Papa John’s No. 1 in product and service quality among national pizza chains in the America.
And now coming back to my experience. So , yes I had salad, then starters and almost two slices of the above mentioned flavours. Well, what can I say, gotta shed some major calories at the gym tomorrow.
They have pizzas, Side orders such as cheese sticks, spiced potato wedges, salad, oven backed chicken entrees, pastas, deserts and kids meal! So yes, it’s safe to say, they have something for everyone
They are currently offering some really amazing deals! Buy any deal and get 20% on sides and deserts!
The ambience is like any other quirky pizza joint. They have three floors, and when I went they were all jam packed! Sticking to their international theme, you will see a lot of red as far as the interiors are concerned.
Very friendly! The manager made sure he took our feedback on everything, which is a good thing for a new restaurant! We just hope they stay like that!
Our verdict: 8 on 10!
Now a bit on WHO brought Papa Johns to Pakistan!
Raheel Choudhary, the CEO of PJ Crescent Limited, is the master franchisee for this 45-store development agreement. Raheel is an award-winning franchisee of 38 Papa John’s restaurants in the United Kingdom. PJ Crescent opened the first Papa John’s restaurant in Lahore, Pakistan today, and a second store in Lahore will open in a few weeks.
“We are excited about establishing and expanding the Papa John’s pizza brand in Pakistan,” said Bilal Akram who’ll be leading the Operations here in Pakistan. “We believe that our passion for better ingredients will translate well to Lahore and throughout Pakistan. We also believe customers will love our quality pizza and we hope to become Pakistan’s favorite pizza chain.”
“The Papa John’s brand continues to grow internationally and we are pleased to extend into the Pakistan market,” said Steve Ritchie, President and CEO of PJI. “We look forward to introducing the Pakistani people to our quality ingredients, and we are also are excited to see Raheel bring his commitment to the Papa John’s brand from London to Pakistan.”
The entry into Pakistan continues the Papa John’s international business development strategy. Papa John’s currently has more than 5000 restaurants in 46 countries internationally.