Papa John‘s International, Inc.
Nov 28, 2005

Papa John's Saves the Day on Black Monday; Shoppers Can Purchase Both Gift Cards and Dinner Online at papajohns.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2005--As consumers head back to work today after a long weekend of turkey, mall shopping and movies, many will also turn to their computers for some easy online shopping. Papa John's is pleased to offer online shoppers a convenient and easy shopping solution: order both Papa's gift cards and Papa John's pizza online at papajohns.com.

"Our customers have always appreciated having our high quality Papa John's pizzas delivered right to their doors," said Jim Ensign, vice president of marketing communications for Papa John's. "Now they can have our terrific gift cards delivered by mail by ordering and paying for Papa Cards online at papajohns.com."

Described by many retailers as "Black Monday" or "Cyber Monday," the Monday after Thanksgiving is quickly becoming recognized as the kickoff of the online holiday shopping season. In 2004, the Monday after Thanksgiving was the peak day for online transactions, according to VeriSign Payment Services, a unit of eBay Inc.'s PayPal that processes electronic payments for online merchants. Three out of four online retailers said their sales increased noticeably that day, according to a recent survey by e-commerce company Shopzilla Inc. and industry group Shop.org, part of the National Retail Federation.

As the only national pizza company offering online sales at all domestic restaurant locations, Papa John's is the recognized leader in online pizza sales. Papa John's recently added two new features making its online ordering system even better. One feature allows online customers to repeat their last order with one keystroke. Another recently added feature allows "plan ahead ordering," so that customers can order days or even weeks in advance and have their hot Papa John's pizzas and sides delivered on the day and time they want.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's is the world's third largest pizza company. For six years running, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national QSR chains in the highly regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). As of September 25, 2005, there were 2,894 Papa John's restaurants (572 company-owned and 2,322 franchised) operating in 49 states and 19 countries. The company is also the franchisor of 113 Perfect Pizza locations in the United Kingdom. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.

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CONTACT: Papa John's
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