LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced the
promotion of Sean A. Muldoon to Chief Ingredient Officer.
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Sean Muldoon, Chief Ingredient Officer, Papa John's International Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Under Sean's leadership we have developed the Gold Standard for
ingredients as well as one of the ‘cleanest' pizza ingredient labels
among top national pizza chains," said Steve Ritchie, President and COO,
Papa John's. "Sean and his team strive to give our customers the best
ingredients and the best pizza possible. His efforts exemplify Papa
John's continued efforts to deliver high quality ingredients sourced
from ethical, dedicated suppliers."
In his new role of Chief Ingredient Officer, Mr. Muldoon will continue
leading up R&D, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain globally, including
the expansion of Papa John's Gold Standard ingredient specifications and
its Clean Label Initiative. Different from most restaurant companies,
Papa John's organizational structure places R&D right beside Supply
Chain and Quality Assurance, which gives it advantages in efficiency and
improving its ingredients across the globe. Last year, Papa John's made
public that it invests over $100
million annually in its products, research and development
Mr. Muldoon has been integral in improving ingredient quality, including
the following industry leading efforts:
Developed and implemented the BIBP (Better Ingredients. Better Pizza)
Clean Label initiative by providing customers with more transparency
about what goes into Papa John's products and onto its pizzas.
Eliminated all artificial flavors and synthetic colors from the entire
food menu, including all pizza ingredients, pizza toppings, dessert
items, and sauce selections.
Introduced "Papa's Lighter Choices" menu offerings and an online
nutrition calculator, which provides a dynamic resource to enable
consumers to make smarter choices which fit their lifestyle.
Led efforts to reduce unwanted ingredients; including the elimination
of MSG, BHA, BHT, cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils.
Grilled chicken pizza toppings and chicken poppers will consist of
poultry that is raised without human and animal antibiotics, as well
as fed a 100-percent vegetarian diet, by summer 2016.
Mr. Muldoon first joined Papa John's in 1999. From 2001 to 2005, Muldoon
was Vice President, Strategic Supply Chain Management. For the next two
years, he served as Vice President of Partnership Marketing for Papa
John's. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Vice President, General Manager,
of Preferred Marketing Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Papa
John's International, Inc. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice
President, R&D, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain. Mr. Muldoon is
credited with developing Papa John's "Gold Standard" ingredient
specifications and leading Papa John's Clean Label Initiative.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 14 of the past 16 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in
customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl 50. For more
information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
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facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see "Part I. Item 1A. - Risk Factors" of the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2014.
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Papa John's International, Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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