LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the
hiring of Bob Kraut as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing
Officer. Kraut, a transformative marketing leader who joins Papa John's
after most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing
and Advertising, at Arby's Restaurant Group, will report to Papa John's
President and Chief Operating Officer, Tony Thompson.
Bob Kraut (Photo: Business Wire)
"We are excited to welcome Bob to Papa John's," said Thompson. "Bob has
significant restaurant industry experience and has proven himself a
progressive marketing executive. I am confident in his ability to move
the brand forward and to help Papa John's to continue to gain market
Kraut most recently served as Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing and
Advertising, at Arby's Restaurant Group, where he was responsible for
Arby's total "go-to-market" activities, including platform and menu
marketing, calendar development, national TV and print advertising,
digital and social media.
Prior to Arby's, Kraut served as Vice President, Marketing
Communications for Pizza Hut. He also held a series of increasingly
responsible marketing and advertising positions at General Motors,
including Director, GM Brand Marketing and Advertising Operations.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 12 of the
past 14 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 is the Official Pizza Sponsor of
the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information
about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com,
or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns,
or on our blog at www.papajohnsblog.com.
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