"I am absolutely delighted for everyone in the company," commented Daniel Cousineau, Papa John's managing director in the UK. "I would like to thank all of our customers for their belief in Papa John's and our "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza" pledge. I can also promise that we won't stop here. We are opening more restaurants and expanding our menu offerings as we work to ensure customers have a good experience every time they order Papa John's."
"We are proud of our UK team for earning this prestigious award," commented Bill Van Epps, Papa John's Chief Operations Officer. "We have a fundamental belief that if you serve a superior-quality pizza with excellent service and value, the customer will reward you with repeat business. We will continue to look for ways to raise the bar on product quality and service as we continue to grow in the United Kingdom."
The award is consistent with other recent consumer wins by Papa John's:
At September 25, 2005, there were 2,894 Papa John's restaurants (572 company-owned and 2,322 franchised) operating in 49 states and 19 countries. The company is also the franchisor of 113 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom.
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SOURCE: Papa John's International, Inc.