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) recently announced its
2013 Franchisees of the Year during its annual operators conference in
Orlando. The winners are:
Royal PJ, Inc., Encino, Calif.: Hinkle Award (Domestic Small Group
Franchisee of the Year, 1-3 restaurants): Ahmad Eslami
Tar Heel Pizza Group, LLC, Wilmington, N.C.: Domestic Medium Group
Franchisee of the Year (4-10 restaurants): Rick Gordon and Dr. Chris
Houston Pizza Ventures, LLC, Houston: Domestic Large Group Franchisee
of the Year (11 or more restaurants): Keith Sullins
PJ Western Retail Investments, Moscow, Russia: International
Franchisee of the Year: Chris Wynne
Each of the Franchisee of the Year winners was honored 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
"Our winners do an outstanding job delivering on our ‘Better
Ingredients. Better Pizza.' brand promise," said John Schnatter, Papa
John's founder, chairman and CEO. "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 11 of the
past 13 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 also the brand most identified
by avid National Football League fans as an NFL sponsor, according to
the results of the seventh annual NFL sponsor awareness survey released
in March 2013 by Turnkey Intelligence for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.
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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