Papa John's Gluten-Free Crust Made from Ancient Grains
Rolls Out Across the Country After Successful Pilot
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) continues to strengthen its
commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.—and its broad range of
menu offerings—by taking its Gluten-Free Crust made from Ancient Grains
nationwide. The new, never-frozen Gluten-Free Crust is made with
sorghum, teff, amaranth and quinoa. A two-topping pizza made with Papa
John's new Gluten-Free crust is available now for only $9.99.
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The Ancient Grains are naturally gluten-free and higher in protein and
fiber than other grains, while adding a more robust texture and flavor
to the crust.
The national offering is a direct result of recent pilot testing earlier
this year in Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston and Nashville. For
consumers, the availability of a gluten-free crust option was a leading
factor in deciding where to order their pizza from and has driven an
increase in new customers. According to Mintel, gluten-free food sales
grew 178% from 2013-16 and the percentage of consumers eating
gluten-free versions of foods that typically contain gluten continues to
"Eating a gluten-free crust doesn't have to mean eating a bland,
tasteless product," said Sean Muldoon, Chief Ingredient Officer at Papa
John's. "Our Gluten-Free Crust took more than two years to develop and
perfect because taste and texture were key factors in the dough
development. The fact that our pilot customers told us they loved the
taste proves that we made the right decisions."
Operationally, Papa John's employs procedures to prevent contact with
gluten, and while the crust is prepared in a separate, gluten-free
facility before being shipped to stores, it is possible that a pizza
with gluten-free crust could be exposed to gluten during the in-store,
pizza-making process. Therefore, the brand does not recommend its
Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains for customers with Celiac
Disease or serious gluten intolerances.
Papa John's is the first national pizza delivery chain to
announce the removal of the following ingredients across its entire food
Artificial flavors and synthetic colors
High fructose corn syrup
Preservatives BHA and BHT
Flavor enhancer MSG
Cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils
In 2016, the brand announced the elimination
of artificial flavors and synthetic colors across its entire food
menu. Last summer, the pizza brand also fully transitioned the chicken
used in grilled chicken pizza toppings and poppers to be fed on a
vegetarian diet and raised
without human or animal antibiotics, and went completely cage-free
with its eggs.
For more information regarding Papa John's new Gluten-Free Crust made
with Ancient Grains, please visit the frequently
asked questions page on the Papa John's website.
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 16 of the past 18 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, the Official Pizza of
Major League Baseball and the Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot
Rod Association (NHRA). For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns,
YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Instagram at www.instagram.com/papajohns,
and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John's Pizza
Family at www.papajohns.com/careers/ and www.papajohns.com/franchise.
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Papa John's International
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
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