Papa John's Celebrates 30 Years of Better Pizza with a 30 Cent Offer
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"After 30 years it's still about making a better quality pizza," said Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO. "Papa John's has realized tremendous growth over the past 30 years, but the success of the brand has always been rooted in the principles we established in 1984 — using better ingredients to make a better pizza."
Schnatter founded Papa John's in 1984 after he sold his beloved 1972 Z28 Camaro to help save his father's tavern. He then began selling pizzas out of the tavern's broom closet. From day one Schnatter believed he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients.
The 30 year history of Papa John's includes many milestones. In 1995,
Papa John's opened its 1,000th restaurant, and it only took seven more
years to reach 3,000. In 1998, Papa John's opened its first restaurant
In addition, Papa John's was the first national pizza chain to offer systemwide online ordering in 2001. In 2007, it was the first to offer systemwide SMS text message ordering, and in 2010 with its Papa Rewards, Papa John's became the first national pizza chain to launch a digital rewards program.
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