Papa John's Names 2011 Franchisees of the Year
Operators Recognized for Exemplifying Papa John's Commitment to
Superior-Quality and Customer Service
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its 2011
Franchise Operators of the Year:
LMT Services, LLC, New Orleans: Hinkle Award (Domestic
Small Group Franchisee of the Year, 1-3 restaurants): Kenyatta
Ford-Theodore, Herb Theodore
PJ Cleveland West, LLC, Los Angeles: Domestic
Medium Group Franchisee of the Year (4-10 restaurants): Abdi
Neghabat, Rich Malekzadeh
Perfect Delivery, Greenville, NC: Domestic Large
Group Franchisee of the Year (11 or more restaurants) — Bo Knapp
KSC Limited, United Kingdom: International
Franchisee of the Year -- Raheel Choudhary
Each of the Franchisee of the Year winners was honored at Papa John's
Annual Operators Conference with a $20,000 cash award and a crystal Papa
John's restaurant trophy. The winners were selected primarily for
exemplifying Papa John's commitment to serving a superior-quality pizza,
world-class customer service and outstanding community involvement.
"Our winners do an outstanding job delivering on our ‘Better
Ingredients, Better Pizza' brand promise," said John Schnatter, Papa
John's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "These franchisees
are excellent role models for the entire Papa John's system, and it is
an honor to recognize their efforts."
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 10 of the
past 12 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 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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