Operators Recognized for Exemplifying Papa John's Commitment to
Superior-Quality and Customer Service
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its 2010
Franchise Operators of the Year:
Super Quik, Inc. (Flatwoods, Ky.), Hinkle Award (National Small Group
Franchisee of the Year, 1-3 restaurants) — G Lynn Rice
PJ Sound Pizza, LLC (Redmond, Wash.), National Medium Group Franchisee
of the Year (4-10 restaurants) — Kevin Sonneborn
Johncol, Inc. LLC (Columbus, Ohio), Large Group Franchisee of the Year
(11 or more restaurants) — Allen Hertzman
PJ Korea, Co., Ltd., International Franchisee of the Year — Mr. Chang
Recognized before their peers last week at the company's Annual
Operator's Conference, the winners were selected primarily for
demonstrating Papa John's commitment to serving a superior-quality
pizza, world-class customer service and outstanding community
involvement. All four winning franchisees also were recognized for
adhering to Papa John's high standards, and running successful
"Our winners have done an outstanding job delivering on our ‘Better
Ingredients, Better Pizza' brand promise," said John Schnatter, Papa
John's Founder, Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer. "These
franchisees are excellent role models for the entire Papa John's system
and it is an honor to recognize their efforts."
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 10 of the
past 11 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 was honored by Restaurants &
Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers'
Choice in Chains in the pizza segment. Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLV, XLVI and
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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