LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
John Schnatter, Founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Papa John's
International, last evening was inducted into the Nova Southeastern
University's H. Wayne Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of
"It is a great honor to have been recognized by the Huizenga Business
School and inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame," said Schnatter.
"It's humbling to be included with this elite group of entrepreneurs who
have had a tremendous impact in South Florida."
Established in 1990, the Huizenga Entrepreneur Hall of Fame recognizes
and honors the achievements of outstanding business people in the South
Florida community. The criteria for induction includes, in part, the
individual's success as an entrepreneur, contributions to educational,
social, and other philanthropic organizations, and involvement in
supporting opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking entry into business.
Also inducted in the Hall of Fame this year were William E. Mahoney,
Jr., president of Mahoney & Associates, an international compensation
and benefits management firm, and Beverly Raphael, president and chief
executive officer of general contracting firm, RCC Associates, also were
inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Schnatter, who founded Papa John's out of the back of his dad's tavern
in 1984, was the youngest person ever inducted into Junior Achievement's
U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2007, was named one of the Ten Outstanding
Young Americans in 2000 by the National Jaycees Organization, and the
1998 National Ernst & Young Retail/Consumer Entrepreneur of The Year.
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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