Total system-wide international sales for the period increased 13.5%, on a constant U.S. dollar basis, over the comparable period last year.
The company noted that approximately 50 of its franchise restaurants located in the gulf coast region were closed this week due to flooding or loss of electricity resulting from the impact of Hurricane Katrina. The company cannot predict when these restaurants will reopen or the number of additional restaurants that may be impacted as a result of weather related to Katrina.
At August 21, 2005, there were 2,888 Papa John's restaurants (570 company-owned and 2,318 franchised) located in 49 states and 20 countries. Papa John's also franchises 115 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom. For more information about the company, visit Papa John's at http://www.papajohns.com.
CONTACT: Papa John's International, Inc.
David Flanery, 502-261-4753
SOURCE: Papa John's International, Inc.