Happy Joe’s is a pizzeria located in Bettendorf, Iowa. The American pizza restaurant was founded by Joe Whitty in 1972. It has since expanded to be called a restaurant chain. As of 2022, they are proud to have 20 branches in the US and recently opened another restaurant in Egypt. Happy Joe’s is popularly known for ice cream and pizza.
When it comes to expanding internationally, Happy Joe’s has been at the forefront. It has soon opened a new branch in Egypt, Cairo. The new restaurant is located in the Cairo suburb of Roxy, Heliopolis. The new Happy Joe´s branch has been recording a higher number of guests compared to the one in America. Because of its increased acceptance in the area, Happy Joe’s plans to expand to 5 more branches in the suburb of Sodic, the Mall of Egypt, and the Mall of Arabia.
As part of its philanthropic endeavors, Happy Joe’s created a donation program called the nonprofit Happy Joe’s Kids Foundation. At the American pizza parlor, they donated $50k to people living with disability when celebrating their 50th anniversary. Fifty families with children living with disability were awarded $1000 each. Happy Joe’s said that the money would help them offset medical expenses, fund their education, and help meet their daily needs.