LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Adding to its list of recent prestigious industry awards, Papa John's
International (NASDAQ: PZZA) this week was honored by Nation's
Restaurant News with its 2013 MenuMasters Award in the category of
Best Limited-Time Offer for its Buffalo Chicken Pizza.
"We are honored to have this very popular pizza recognized by Nation's
Restaurant News," said John Schnatter, Papa John's Founder, Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer. "Our franchisees, R&D and marketing teams,
along with many other departments worked collaboratively to develop,
market and launch our Buffalo Chicken Pizza, so this truly is a
systemwide achievement. ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.' is what we
strive for every day. It's both thrilling and humbling when our efforts
are recognized by consumers and throughout the industry."
Papa John's rolled-out its Buffalo Chicken Pizza as an LTO at more than
3,000 restaurants in the U.S. last April. It proved so popular with
consumers that the company introduced it again in September to kick off
the NFL season. Since then, Papa John's Buffalo Chicken Pizza has
launched in several international markets, including the United Kingdom,
Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.
"When selecting MenuMasters awardees, we don't only take into
consideration culinary ingenuity, but also the likely impact of the
candidates on foodservice as a whole," Nation's Restaurant News
Senior Food Editor, Bret Thorn said in a press release announcing the
award winners. "This year's winners are a great mix of terrific new
proteins, creative flavor combinations and adjustments to menus that are
likely to pave the way for further innovation."
The MenuMasters Award is the third prominent award Papa John's has
earned for its 2012 performance. In March 2012, Papa John's was named
Brand of the Year in the Pizza Chain Category of the 2012 Harris Poll
EquiTrend Study, and in June 2012 the brand was named tops in customer
satisfaction among limited-service restaurants in the 2012 American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).
It was the 11th time in the past 13 years Papa John's had
achieved that honor.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the
past 13 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 also earned the 2012 Harris Poll
EquiTrend® Pizza Brand of the Year. Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more
information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
Papa John's International, Inc.
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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