LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the
promotion of Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie to the position of
President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Founder, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer, John Schnatter. As President and Chief
Operating Officer, Mr. Ritchie will continue to work side by side with
Mr. Schnatter and the rest of the management team to develop and support
the global growth and development of the brand.
"We are fortunate to have a proven leader in Steve to assume the
additional role of President of the Company. He shares my passion for
quality and is an outstanding operator and leader for our company and
entire system," said Schnatter.
Mr. Ritchie started with Papa John's as a customer service
representative in our stores in 1996, at $5 per hour, and has served in
various capacities of increasing operations leadership since 2010. He
has been a Papa John's franchise owner and operator in the Midwest
Division since 2006.
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.
Certain matters discussed in this press release which are not historical
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.
We undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or
For more information about the Company, please visit www.papajohns.com.
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