--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 13, 2009--
In 2003 Papa John’s International
(NASDAQ: PZZA) made one of its most
important deliveries ever when it delivered pizzas to air force troops
stationed in Iraq
for Operation Iraqi Freedom. This week, Papa John’s
Founder John Schnatter
did one better by visiting the region and helping
serve more than 250 troops stationed at Camp Buehring
Schnatter also was able to speak with the troops, thanking them for
their service and all they do to keep America safe.
“It was an honor serving the troops and giving them a little taste of
home,” said Schnatter. “I think sometimes we take for granted the
sacrifice our troops and their families make so that we are able to
enjoy our freedom at home. On behalf of all of Papa John’s, this was
just one small way of saying thank you.”
The event was organized by Khalid Alrashid, Papa John’s franchisee in
Kuwait, who brought all the equipment necessary to make the pizzas,
including an oven, to the base. After serving the troops at Camp
Buehring, the group made an additional delivery to the local USO.
“Doing events like this helps demonstrate how committed John, and Papa
John’s, is to our core values,” said Myles Felt, Papa John’s vice
president of international operations. “John spent many hours saying
hello and taking photos with every soldier. He once again showed that
people are the most important part of our business.”
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For nine
years running, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer
satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the highly regarded
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also ranks
first among pizza companies in the 2008 Brand Keys Customer Loyalty
Engagement Index, was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine
(R&I) with the 2008 Silver Award for Consumers’ Choice in Chains in the
pizza segment, and was named 2007 Pizza Today Chain of the Year. For
more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa
John's at www.papajohns.com.
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.
Papa John's International, Inc.
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318