The company noted that it has no plans to change the current direction of its marketing, which includes the use of new products and promotional tie-ins to further its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." strategy. The company projects systemwide domestic comparable sales for June will increase by approximately 1% to 2% over the same period last year. Final June sales results will be announced after the close of business July 6th.
At May 23, 2004, there were 2,766 Papa John's restaurants (568 company-owned and 2,198 franchised) operating in 49 states and 16 international markets. Papa John's also franchises 126 Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom. For more information about the company, visit Papa John's at http://www.papajohns.com.
SOURCE: Papa John's International, Inc.