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Jan 5, 2004
Customers Invited To Celebrate Anniversary with Better Papa John's Pizza Offer LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the start of 2004, Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) is turning 20! In celebration of this milestone anniversary, the nation's third largest pizza company will ring in the New Year the s
Jan 6, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced that domestic systemwide comparable sales for the five weeks ended December 28, 2003 decreased 2.5% (composed of a 1.2% decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 2.9% decrease at franchise restaurants). Domestic systemwide compara...
Jan 15, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 15, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) is proud to announce the expansion of its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." to a new international market with the opening of its first restaurant in Russia. The grand opening in Russia represents the seventh new country to welcome Papa John's restau...
Jan 21, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2004-- Julie Larner named President of PJ Food Service Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced changes in the roles of two of its executive officers and the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer to support the company's growth. The new structu
Feb 3, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended January 25, 2004 increased 4.0% (composed of a 5.8% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 3.4% increase at franchise restaurants). January comparable s...
Feb 18, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2004--Papa John's (Nasdaq: PZZA) received the top customer satisfaction rating among all national fast food restaurant chains for the fifth straight year in The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released today. In the ACSI, conducted by The National Quality Research Center at the University ...
Feb 19, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $400 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 26, 2004. The authorization includes both open ...
Feb 24, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA): Highlights -- 4Q 2003 EPS of $0.46 vs. $0.59 in 2002 -- Full-year 2003 EPS of $1.88 (excluding the $0.02 per share impact of adopting SFAS #150 in Q3 of 2003) compared to $2.31 in 2002 -- Domestic systemwi
Mar 11, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 11, 2004--Papa John's® International (Nasdaq: PZZA), in conjunction with its beverage partner, Coca-Cola®, began a special customer promotion in celebration of March Madness®. As the Official D...
Apr 6, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic systemwide comparable sales for the five weeks ended March 28, 2004 decreased 3.7% (composed of a 2.6% decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 4.1% decrease at franchise restaurants). Domestic systemwide comparable s...
Apr 29, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 29, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) launches an umbrella "Pizza and Entertainment" campaign on May 3 with a promotion offering customers one of three DVD movies with the purchase of a large The Works or any other large pizza at regular menu price. A new advertising campaign debuts sh...
May 4, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 4, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): Highlights -- Earnings Per Share of $0.47 vs. $0.61 in 2003 -- 2004 EPS includes a $0.05 loss associated with the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc., the franchisee-owned cheese purchasing company, deemed to
May 27, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2004--Papa John's (Nasdaq: PZZA) announced today that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John H. Schnatter, has established a plan to sell shares of Papa John's common stock in accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Under the plan, Mr. Schnatter will sell under pre-ar...
May 27, 2004
Papa John's Also Introduces New Grilled Chicken Club Specialty Pizza and Continues DVD Offer in June LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced today a new addition to its "Pizza and Entertainment" campaign: "4 & More," a unique Coca-Cola...
May 28, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $425 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 26, 2004. The authorization includes both open m...
Jun 1, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 1, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended May 23, 2004 decreased 3.4% (composed of a 0.8% decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 4.2% decrease at franchise restaurants). Both the May 2003 and ...
Jun 25, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) today announced that Gary Langstaff, who joined the company in December 2003 as Chief Marketing Officer, is no longer affiliated with the company. The company has retained the services of an outside executive recruiting firm to assist with its search...
Jun 28, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) announced today the continuation of its pizza and entertainment campaign with the introduction of four new DVDs and its featured specialty pizza during the month of July - the Barbeque Chicken and Bacon pizza. Papa John's...
Jul 6, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 6, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic systemwide comparable sales for the five weeks ended June 27, 2004 increased 1.9% (composed of a 3.6% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 1.3% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic systemwide comparable...
Aug 3, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): Highlights Second quarter loss per share of $0.15 vs. income of $0.60 in 2003 2004 EPS includes a $0.66 loss associated with the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc....
Aug 3, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) and Blue and Silver Ventures Ltd., an entity of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, announced today a joint venture in the Dallas, Austin and Waco, Texas markets effective July 26, 2004. As a part of the joint venture, Papa John's&r...
Aug 31, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 31, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended August 22, 2004 decreased 1.2% (composed of a 0.6% decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 1.4% decrease at franchise restaurants). The company noted...
Sep 7, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) brings customers the new Spinach Alfredo Chicken Tomato pizza, the latest addition to the company's line of specialty pizzas. Papa John's® also introduces three new DVD titles this month with the new pizza and DVD...
Sep 27, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2004--For the second time in three years, Papa John's (Nasdaq:PZZA) has been ranked number one among national pizza delivery and take-out chains in the prestigious Restaurants and Institutions' Consumers' Choice in Chains Survey. In the magazine's September issue, Papa John's surpassed Pizza Hut to r...
Oct 4, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) today introduces its newest specialty pizza, the Spicy Italian, and two new DVD titles: "Casper and Friends" and "Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy" with a special bonus episode of "The Munsters." The new Spicy Italian specialty pizza debuts for only...
Oct 5, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 5, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended September 26, 2004 increased 1.2% (composed of a 0.6% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 1.4% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide compar...
Nov 2, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): Highlights -- Third quarter earnings per share of $0.46 vs. $0.19 in 2003 (2003 EPS included $0.22 of charges and a $0.02 cumulative effect adjustment, both described in more detail below) -- Third quarter 2004
Nov 4, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) is proud to announce the expansion of its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." to four new international markets in 2004 with the opening of its first restaurants in Trinidad, Peru, Bahrain and Oman. Entering into these four markets increases Papa Joh...
Nov 8, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announces its newest menu item, Papa's Wings, featured in a nationwide debut supported by a two-week flight of television advertising. Customers can now enjoy the delicious combination of Papa John's pizza and wings. This latest menu extension r...
Nov 16, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced a reduction in staffing levels throughout its corporate support functions. Approximately 70 positions are being eliminated in the fourth quarter, representing approximately 13% of the staffing levels immediately prior to the reduction...
Nov 30, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended November 21, 2004 decreased 0.2% (composed of a 2.7% decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 0.6% increase at franchise restaurants). The promotion in the curren...
Dec 6, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) today announced a partnership with Paramount Pictures highlighting the release of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, a movie based on the first three books of the New York Times best-selling children's series by Daniel Handler. With this...
Dec 15, 2004
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2004--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): 2004 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed (before FIN 46); Share Repurchase Authorization Extended Highlights Projected 2005 Earnings Per Share of $2.27 to $2.35 (excludes ...
Jan 4, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended December 26, 2004 increased 2.3% (composed of a 0.9% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 2.8% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide compara...
Jan 26, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) today announced the hiring of three new officers to support its growth plans: Grant Miller has joined the company as Managing Director, International; Tim O'Hern has rejoined the company as Senior Vice President, Development; and Glenn West has joine...
Jan 31, 2005
Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Blockbuster Inc. Tapped to Lead World's Third Largest Pizza CompanyLOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 31, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) today announced that Nigel Travis, former President and COO of Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI), is joining Papa John's as President...
Feb 1, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 1, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended January 23, 2005 increased 2.0% (composed of a 2.5% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 1.8% increase at franchise restaurants). Total system-wide internation...
Feb 22, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its first new pizza product of 2005 - the Sicilian Meats specialty pizza. Topped with a flavorful blend of four meats - Italian salami, pepperoni, sliced Linguica sausage and spicy Italian sausage - the Sicilian Meats pizza is a tant...
Mar 1, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA): Highlights Fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.55 vs. $0.46 in 2003 Fourth quarter 2004 EPS includes $0.11 loss associated with the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc. (...
Mar 28, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 28, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced its second new specialty pizza offer of 2005 - the Spicy Meatball pizza. The product is a tasty combination of Italian-seasoned meatballs, fresh-sliced onions and green peppers, on a new bold and spicy tomato sauce and topped with P...
Mar 31, 2005
Company Takes Lighthearted Approach to Promote Its New Spicy Meatball Pizza and Reinforce Its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." ® message LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2005--Many viewers tuning in to tonight's episode of "The Apprentice" on NBC will see ...
Apr 1, 2005
Viewers Left Hungry for Meatball Pizza Won't be Disappointed by Papa John's® NEW Spicy Meatball PizzaLOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 01, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Viewers tuning in to last night's episode of "The Apprentice" on NBC saw a "spicy" ad from Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA). With one of...
Apr 5, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended March 27, 2005 increased 6.5% (composed of a 7.4% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 6.2% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide comparable...
May 2, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): Highlights Earnings per share of $0.59 vs. $0.47 in 2004 2005 EPS includes a $0.06 loss per share associated with the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc. (BIBP) while 2004 ...
May 4, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 04, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Committed to serving a superior-quality product with world-class customer service, Papa John's International recently recognized its Franchise Operators of the Year. At its annual Operators' Conference in Orlando, Florida, Papa John's® recently presented t...
May 10, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2005--Committed to serving a superior-quality product with world-class customer service, Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) recently recognized its highest quality franchisees. At its annual Operators' Conference in Orlando, Florida, Papa John's recently presented international top honors to PJI ...
May 17, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2005--Beating its pizza competitors and the world's top hamburger and other QSR chains, Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), for the sixth consecutive year, has claimed the top spot in customer satisfaction according to the 2005 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released today. According to the ACSI, ...
May 27, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2005-- Six Lucky Customers Will Win a 2005 Ford Mustang GT in "Click 'n Win Summer" Online Instant Game with Coca-Cola® Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced a sizzling summer offer of two bol...
May 31, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended May 22, 2005 increased 3.7% (composed of a 4.7% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 3.3% increase at franchise restaurants). The company noted that the May 20...
Jun 14, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) announced today the signing of a new 7-year agreement that will extend its 21-year relationship with Coca-Cola® through 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, Coca-Cola will continue to be the premier beverage pr...
Jul 5, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended June 26, 2005 increased 6.0% (composed of a 8.9% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 5.0% increase at franchise restaurants). The company noted that the June ...
Jul 11, 2005
The leader in quality pizza partners with the leader in wireless handheld devices to offer consumers an outstanding dealLOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 11, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced a limited time promotion offering a free* BlackBerry 7100g wireless handheld to customers ordering online ...
Jul 12, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2005--Known for its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza," Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is celebrating the upcoming opening of its 3000th restaurant by giving away one of its ... shhhh ... secret ingredients - literally! On Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m., customers who visit...
Jul 13, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 13, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Known for its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza," Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is celebrating the upcoming opening of its 3000th restaurant by giving away one of its ... shhhh ... secret ingredients - literally! On Wednesday, July 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m., customers who vis...
Aug 2, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA): Highlights Earnings per share of $0.64 as compared to a loss of $0.15 per share in 2004 2005 EPS includes a $0.01 loss per share associated with the consolidation of BIB...
Aug 11, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $500 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 25, 2005. This represents a $50 million increas...
Aug 17, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 17, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced an agreement to sell 84 company-owned restaurants in Colorado and Minnesota to a new franchise group, PJCOMN Acquisition Corporation, an affiliate of Washington DC-based private equity firm Milestone Capital Management, LLC. The tran...
Aug 29, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 29, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the third time in four years, consumers have honored Papa John's with the top rating among national pizza delivery and take-out chains in the prestigious Restaurants & Institutions' Consumers' Choice in Chains Survey. Named the Crystal winner in the pizza segment, Papa John's also rece...
Aug 29, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2005--Remaining true to its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" philosophy, Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a limited-time only Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza. Believed to be the only ranch sauce pizza available among national pizza chains, the new pizza features a creamy garlic ranch sauce, gril...
Aug 30, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended August 21, 2005 increased 5.4% (composed of a 10.1% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 3.8% increase at franchise restaurants). The company noted that the i...
Sep 1, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 1, 2005--When Papa John's and its Houston franchisees heard that thousands of hurricane victims were being transferred from the Superdome to the Astrodome, they jumped into action to help. With a team of volunteers from its Houston market, Papa John's is putting its kitchens to work today t...
Sep 21, 2005
Pizza Quality Leader Plans to open 250 restaurants in China over next Five YearsLOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 21, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- During a modern day "whistle-stop" tour conducted via airplane instead of train track, "Papa" John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's International, helped celebrate the opening of the 15th Papa John's restaur...
Sep 23, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 23, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the introduction of Papa's Perfect Pan pizza, the largest and most significant new product roll-out in the company's history and the first new crust offered by the pizza brand in nearly ten years. Featuring a thick buttery-tasti...
Oct 4, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended September 25, 2005 increased 3.4% (composed of an 8.2% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 1.9% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide compar...
Nov 1, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 01, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA): Highlights -- Earnings per share of $0.62 in 2005 vs. $0.46 in 2004 (2005 EPS includes an $0.11 gain per share associated with the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc. (BIBP) while 2004 included a $0....
Nov 3, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 03, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" . . . and now Better Movies! Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and BLOCKBUSTER Online have teamed up with a special offer for pizza and movie lovers. For a limited time, customers ordering a Papa John's pizza, sides or drinks at papajohns.com wil...
Nov 4, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 4, 2005--Beating its larger pizza rivals for the second consecutive year, Papa John's (Nasdaq:PZZA) has been named 2005 Delivery Operator of the Year among pizza chains in the United Kingdom by the Pizza and Pasta Association. The coveted award was given to Papa John's at the Association's industry awards...
Nov 10, 2005
Schenzhen - the beginning of expansion in new region for pizza quality leader LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced the opening of its first restaurant in the south of China. The restaurant located in Schenzhen is the first of many planned ...
Nov 21, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2005--Papa John's (Nasdaq: PZZA) is doing its part to make holiday gift giving simple this year. The nation's third largest pizza company today delivered nearly a million "Papa Cards," to more than 5,300 retail outlets throughout the country. The gift cards, available in $10 or $25 amounts are redeema...
Nov 28, 2005
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...
Nov 29, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended November 20, 2005 increased 8.7% (composed of a 12.0% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 7.8% increase at franchise restaurants). The temporary closure of r...
Dec 1, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 1, 2005--This fall, Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) declared it had created the "Perfect Pan" pizza. Based on early sales results and consumer feedback, America agrees. Billed as the most significant new product rollout in the company's history and the first new crust offering by the pizza brand in ...
Dec 8, 2005
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2005--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA): Highlights Projected 2006 Earnings Per Share of $1.38 to $1.46 for the 53-Week Year (After Two-for-One Stock Split; Excluding Impact of FIN 46) Projected Domestic System-wide Comparable Sales Increase of...
Jan 3, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended December 25, 2005 increased 4.8% (composed of a 7.9% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 3.9% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide comparab...
Jan 11, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 11, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), the world's third largest pizza company, is satisfying America's sweet tooth with some new tempting treats. The chain known for using "better ingredients" has introduced Papa's Sweetreats, personal dessert pizzas meant to satisfy that familiar post-pizza sweets crav...
Jan 23, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 23, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- America has heeded the rally cry to "Go Deep" for Papa John's new Papa's Perfect Pan Pizza. Now pizza lovers throughout America will cheer on two pro football quarterbacks to truly "Go Deep" in Detroit, to win a free large Papa's Perfect Pan Pepperoni Pizza for every eligible fan who enters th...
Jan 30, 2006
Pizza Chain to Open 40th Restaurant in South Korea and 20th Restaurant in ShanghaiLOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 30, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) continues its explosive growth oversees with the opening of its 40th restaurant in Seoul, South Korea and its 20th restaurant in Shanghai, China. Papa John'...
Jan 30, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 30, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fans of the big game in Detroit can try their luck with the odds on just about anything -- from which team will win the coin toss to who will call the first timeout. And now America's leading sports analyst and handicapper Danny Sheridan is weighing in on a major component of the action this S...
Jan 31, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended January 22, 2006 increased 3.4% (composed of a 5.6% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 2.8% increase at franchise restaurants). Total system-wide internation...
Feb 9, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 9, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced that Grant Miller, who joined the company in 2005 as managing director, international, has left the company to pursue other interests. The company has retained the services of a recruiting firm to assist with its search for a replacem...
Feb 28, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA): Highlights -- Fourth quarter earnings per share of $0.42 in 2005 vs. $0.28 in 2004 ($0.36 in 2005 vs. $0.33 in 2004, excluding the consolidation of BIBP Commodities, Inc. (BIBP)). -- Fourth quarter 200...
Mar 7, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 07, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced its latest specialty pizza promotion of 2006, offering customers a large Papa's Perfect Pan Meats pizza for only $12.99. The buttery flavored crust and robusto sauce of Papa John's new Perfect Pan is the perfect base for "The Meats...
Mar 8, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 8, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced the sale of the Perfect Pizza brand in the United Kingdom to Smartfirst Limited. The transaction, completed as a sale of assets, included the sale of all franchise rights and leases related to 110 franchised Perfect Pizza units, as we...
Mar 9, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2006-- If one person wins, everybody wins! Pizza prize to be divided among the online entrants if any fan correctly predicts all 63 games America's favorite office pool is about to begin, and this year you can win more than just bragging...
Mar 14, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced the promotion of two individuals to the position of Vice President of International Operations: Myles Felt and Ray Lubesky. Felt will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company's international business for Asia...
Mar 15, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2006--With just one day left to register for the Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) Perfect Bracket Challenge at SportingNews.com, close to 100,000 college basketball fans have already signed up for the chance to win a prize of monstrous proportions. As the official sponsor of SportingNews.com's br...
Mar 17, 2006
Less than 1 percent survive first 16 games with a perfect bracket - results serve as barometer for office pools across the country LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 17, 2006-- Why does the annual big college basketball tournament capture the imagination of our nation? A quick look at the Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA) Perfe...
Mar 20, 2006
Visit papajohns.com today to view exclusive "King Kong" DVD content, plan-ahead order Papa's new Kong-sized specialty pizza, and secure an instant rebate good for $3 off the new King Kong DVD LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 2006-- Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA), the world's third largest pizza company, is partn...
Mar 28, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 28, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA), a technology leader as the only national pizza chain to offer online ordering for all of its restaurants, is now providing customers the opportunity to place their pizza orders online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When customers go to www.papajohns.com, they can now...
Mar 30, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2006-- Papa John's named exclusive pizza for Six Flags theme parks; Six Flags to receive wide-ranging marketing and promotional benefits from Papa John's Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) and Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE: PK
Apr 4, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 04, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended March 26, 2006 increased 4.5% (composed of a 5.7% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 4.2% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide compara...
Apr 7, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2006--Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), the leader in online pizza sales, today announced the addition of consumer-friendly graphics to accompany menu choices at the chain's popular online ordering site, www.papajohns.com. And by conveniently clicking on the graphic image of the product on the we...
Apr 10, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2006--For all the "pro-crust-inators" -- pizza lovers who have waited until the last minute to file their taxes -- Papa John's (Nasdaq:PZZA) offers its first-ever "1040" special. During the stress-filled, "taxing" period from April 11 until April 17, Papa John's customers who order online ...
Apr 19, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $575 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 31, 2006. This represents a $50 million incre...
Apr 25, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights First quarter earnings per share of $0.47 in 2006 vs. $0.30 in 2005 ($0.37 in 2006 vs. $0.33 in 2005, excluding the consolidation of the company's franchisee-owned cheese purchasin...
Apr 25, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25, 2006-- Nation's QSR Customer Satisfaction Leader Partners with the Middleby Corporation to Launch New Technology 770 WOW! Ovens That Bake 30% Faster with 25% Energy Savings Understanding that every minute counts in satisfying hungry customer
May 11, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 11, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Bill Van Epps to the newly created position of President, USA. Van Epps has been with Papa John's since 2001, having served as the company's chief operations officer from 2004 to 2006 and managing director, internatio...
May 12, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2006--Don't trust dad and the kids in the kitchen this Mother's Day! Let America's favorite papa - Papa John - cook for your family this Sunday, by ordering mom's favorite pizza and sides from your local Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) restaurant. Online ordering via www.papajohns.com makes plann...
May 16, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2006--How impressive is it to win a national championship seven years in a row? We've all heard of the rare 3-peat or 4-peat champion in sports - the Bulls, the Lakers and Yankees come to mind, but a 7-peat? In sports they call that a dynasty; but at Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), it's just business as us...
May 26, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) promises to make the upcoming summer months sizzle with the introduction of its new Sizzlin' Steak and Sizzlin' Chicken Fajita pizzas and lots of giveaways at www.papajohns.com. Beginning this week and for a limited time only, customers ca...
May 30, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended May 21, 2006 increased 5.2% (composed of a 5.3% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 5.1% increase at franchise restaurants). Total system-wide international s...
Jun 8, 2006
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2006--Utilizing military-like precision, Papa John's broke the world record for the largest pizza order and delivery today in San Diego. Papa John's delivered 13,500 pizzas promptly at 11 a.m., June 8 at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard. More than 6,000 NASSCO employees, subcontractors and Nav...
Jun 20, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2006-- Kick start your soccer party with plan ahead ordering at www.papajohns.com Thursday's soccer match-up between the United States and Ghana promises to be 90 minutes of non-stop action and fans will quickly work up an appetite as they cheer...
Jun 21, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2006--Continuing its rapid expansion in Asia, Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced the opening of the 50th Papa John's restaurant in South Korea. Opened in Seoul this week by Papa John's franchisee PJI Korea, the landmark opening was the 10th Papa John's restaurant...
Jun 22, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced the appointment of John Hatab to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hatab will serve for a term expiring at the company's 2007 annual meeting of stockholders. Recently retired as a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, ...
Jun 29, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 29, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced the hiring of Alice LeBlanc as Vice President, Strategic Supply Chain. LeBlanc has more than 20 years experience in global purchasing management, customer service, and franchise relations in the foodservice industry. For th...
Jul 5, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 5, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended June 25, 2006 increased 4.9% (composed of a 4.3% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 5.0% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wide ...
Jul 18, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 18, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Ian Saunders as Managing Director of its United Kingdom operations. Saunders replaces Daniel Cousineau who is leaving Papa John's UK to pursue other ventures. Saunders is an industry veteran with more than 25...
Jul 24, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 24, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the purchase of 43 franchised Papa John's restaurants primarily in the Phoenix and Flagstaff, AZ markets from two related franchise groups. The purchase price was $18.4 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments, with the...
Jul 31, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Glenn West to senior vice president, information services and eCommerce. West joined Papa John's in 2005 as vice president, information services and eCommerce, responsible for all field and corporate info...
Aug 1, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 01, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Second quarter earnings per share of $0.46 in 2006 vs. $0.32 in 2005 ($0.34 in 2006 vs. $0.32 in 2005, excluding the consolidation of the company's franchisee-owned cheese purcha...
Aug 25, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 25, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) is pleased to announce the return of its popular Sicilian Meats pizza, available again for a limited time only. Topped with a flavorful blend of four meats - Italian salami, pepperoni, sliced Linguica sausage and spicy Italian sausage - the Sicilia...
Aug 25, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 25, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) is pleased to announce the return of its popular Sicilian Meats pizza, available again for a limited time only. Topped with a flavorful blend of four meats - Italian salami, pepperoni, sliced Linguica sausage and spicy Italian sausage - the Sicilian ...
Aug 28, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Robb Chase as President, International. Reporting to Nigel Travis, Papa John's president and chief executive officer, Chase will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's international operations, inclu...
Aug 29, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 29, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended August 20, 2006 increased 4.4% (composed of a 4.4% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 4.4% increase at franchise restaurants). Domestic system-wid...
Sep 8, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2006--Who's your papa? If he's between the ages of 18-34, chances are that he prefers to eat pizza at home and receive a gift card from his family this Father's Day, according to a recent survey. And who better to provide that perfect Father's Day gift than America's favorite Papa? Papa John's Pizza!...
Oct 2, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Peter McCue as senior vice president, human resources. Reporting to Nigel Travis, president and chief executive officer, McCue will oversee the company's global human resources function. McCue, a native of Sco...
Oct 3, 2006
Eleven Unit Franchise Restaurant Acquisition Also AnnouncedLOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 03, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the five weeks ended September 24, 2006 increased 4.6% (composed of a 5.1% increase at company-owned restaurants and a ...
Oct 4, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2006--Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) has extended the borders of its popular online ordering site - www.papajohns.com - to better serve the fast growing population of Hispanic consumers. By clicking on a simple "En Espanol" icon at Papa John's website, Spanish-speaking consumers now have available at their...
Oct 13, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2006--Any day now, America will welcome its 300 millionth citizen. Amidst all the fanfare surrounding mom and the newborn, one company can be counted on to take care of the papa - and that's Papa John's Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA). Papa John's, the world's third-largest pizza maker, announced today that it w...
Oct 31, 2006
October Comparable Sales Results Announced; 2006 Earnings Guidance Updated LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights -- Third quarter earnings per share of $0.40 in 2006 vs. $0.31 in 2005 ($0.31 in 2006
Nov 14, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2006--Not sure what to buy for your nephew in college? What about that neighbor who you can always count on as a last-minute babysitter? And the office gift exchange...what do you buy for a co-worker if all you share in common is a cubicle wall? Rest easy and let Papa John's take the stress...
Nov 16, 2006
Dec. 23rd game on ESPN2 in Birmingham, Ala. to match teams from the BIG EAST and Conference USA BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 2006--Papajohns.com, the popular online ordering site of Papa John's Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA), has entered into a multi-year agreement as the title sponsor of the newly created P...
Nov 20, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $625 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 30, 2007. This represents a $50 million increa...
Nov 22, 2006
Alliance with BLOCKBUSTER Total Access™ at papajohns.com brings pizza, movies and a gift card LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 2006--Go ahead. Put your feet up. Relax. Grab the remote and settle in for a comfy night at home, just you, your pizza and a good DVD. And if that doesn't so...
Nov 27, 2006
Papa John's to offer instantly redeemable $3 off coupon for the Superman Returns DVD, available in stores Nov. 28 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2006--It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Superman Pan Pizza from Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA)! Beginning Nov. 28, customers can purchase the new limited-time offer Pap...
Nov 28, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that domestic system-wide comparable sales for the four weeks ended November 19, 2006 were negative 0.3% (composed of a 0.6% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 0.6% decrease at franchise restaurants). Domestic sys...
Dec 4, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2006--Hoops and Papa John's (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced they are teaming up with a multi-year concession and sponsorship arrangement, beginning with Hoops' first location in Louisville, Ky. and extending to future Hoops locations across the United States. Under the agreement, Papa John's ...
Dec 4, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2006--For the third consecutive year consumers have honored Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) with the top rating among national pizza delivery and take-out chains in the prestigious Restaurants & Institutions' Consumers' Choice in Chains Survey. Papa John's, which earned its best overall score ever, outd...
Dec 7, 2006
2006 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed; Acquisition of Beijing Franchisee Announced LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 7, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Projected 2007 earnings per share of $1.48 to $1.56 (excluding FIN 46) ...
Dec 8, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2006--PizzaMarketplace.com, a leading pizza industry publication, this week named Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) its 2006 Chain of the Year. "While we've steadfastly maintained a sharp focus on product quality and customer service, we've also made significant gains in several other areas of our ...
Dec 11, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2006--Superman collectors across the country are clamoring to get their hands on the newest "Man of Steel" collectible...a pizza box...? Indeed - the limited-edition electric blue Superman Pan Pizza box, featuring "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh, from Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) is even showing u...
Dec 22, 2006
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 22, 2006--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced an update on the status of pre-arranged stock trading plans entered into by company executive officers. Certain of the company's executive officers, including John H. Schnatter, Founder and Executive Chairman, and J. David Flanery, S...
Jan 8, 2007
Two Winners to Receive Trip to Miami for Big Game and Contest Finale Hosted by Pro Football Host and Wings Expert, Trey Wingo LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2007--Every weekend, millions of football fans watch football games from the comforts of their home, thinking, "Man, I could throw better than that from my ...
Jan 9, 2007
Also announces that 2006 earnings are expected to be near high end of previously communicated rangeLOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 09, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced domestic system-wide comparable sales for the period, quarter and year ended December 31, 2006, as follows:
Jan 18, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 18, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- If you think the best plays are being called in a huddle this time of year, well, you haven't been inside a Papa John's kitchen recently. That's because the pizza brand -- recently named best pizza for football fans by a leading consumer product-rating magazine -- is shaking things up in 2007 ...
Jan 24, 2007
Pro Football Host Trey Wingo Issues Challenge on Papajohns.com to Pro Quarterbacks Competing in Big Game: Throw a Record-Setting Touchdown Pass and America Wins Free Wings! LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2007--Chicago and Indianapolis are competing for more than a trophy during the Big Game in Miami. ...
Jan 25, 2007
Pro Football Studio Host Trey Wingo to "Broadcast" Armchair Quarterback Challenge Finale Feb. 3 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2007--Brett Moore and John Craig never thought their talents as channel surfers, pizza eaters and football lovers would land them in Miami. Turns out, those ar...
Jan 29, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced that Mike Cortino, senior vice president, domestic operations, has resigned from the company to pursue other interests. Bill Van Epps, Papa John's president, USA, will assume Cortino's responsibilities while the company seeks a repla...
Feb 15, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 15, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Bill Mitchell to the position of senior vice president, domestic operations. Reporting to Bill Van Epps, Papa John's president, USA, Mitchell will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's domestic o...
Feb 16, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2007--Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) continued its aggressive development in Asia by recently opening its 50th restaurant in China. Opening in Shanghai by Papa John's franchisee, Eternal Rise, the opening represents a milestone towards Papa John's plans to open 250 restaurants in ...
Feb 23, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 23, 2007--Sunday, February 25, isn't just Hollywood's Biggest Night...it's a big night for pizza, too! More than a million households will be eating pizza this Sunday, as they watch their favorite stars walk the red carpet of the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. "Who are you wearing?" has been rep...
Feb 27, 2007
2007 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 27, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.59 in 2006 vs. $0.42 in 2005 ($0.55 in 2006 vs. $0.36 in 2005, excluding the consolidat...
Feb 27, 2007
Company Also Increases Stock Repurchase Authorization by $50 Million to $675 Million LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the election of Norborne P. Cole, Jr. as lead independent director of its board of directors. Cole, age 64...
Mar 1, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2007--Papa John's International (Nasdaq: PZZA) continued its global expansion with the recent opening of the first Papa John's restaurant in Egypt. A grand opening celebration was held in Cairo, attended by local dignitaries, and Papa John's representatives Robb Chase, president, Internatio...
Mar 6, 2007
Papa John's Customers Will Receive a Free Cholula Hot Sauce Sample with Their Order of a Large Pizza While Supplies Last LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 6, 2007--Whoever coined the phrase, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen," certainly wasn't referring to Papa John's customers. With the soari...
Mar 9, 2007
British-born Papa John's CEO Nigel Travis presents Dallas and Washington team owners cricket equipment for appearance at company event LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2007--Perhaps hoping to spark interest among American football team owners in the game of cricket, Papa John's British-...
Mar 14, 2007
Papa John's sold record number of pizzas - the most popular tourney food - during last year's college men's basketball semifinals that featured no. 11 seeded team LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 2007--There are two people commonly found in the home of basketball fans during March's "Big Dance" - Cinderella and...
Mar 19, 2007
Papa John's provides "e-card" worth $10.40 to customers who log on to Papajohns.com and file their taxes via H&R Block's TaxCut Online programsLOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 19, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For all the "pro-crust-inators" - pizza lovers who have waited until the last minute to file their taxes - Papa John's International,...
Mar 21, 2007
Franchise Groups from California, New York, Florida and Peru Earn Top Honors LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2007--Committed to serving "Better Pizza. Better Ingredients." with world-class customer service, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) recently recognized its Franchis...
Mar 28, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 28, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Tim Scott to the newly created position of vice president, marketing, for the company's International division. Reporting to Robb Chase, president, International, Scott will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of P...
Apr 5, 2007
Minority Joint Venture Brings Jobs, Training and Commerce with Focus on Inner City LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) and the Alpha Restaurant Group, LLC today announced a joint venture to open up to four Papa John's restaurants in Detroit by y...
Apr 6, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Derek Walker as vice president, R&D/Quality Management. Walker, who earned his doctorate in food science from Oklahoma State University in 1990, has more than 17 years experience in the restaurant and foo...
Apr 9, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 9, 2007--Papa John's is back to rescue all the "pro-crust-inators" - pizza lovers who have waited until the last minute to file their taxes - from a week full of number-crunching and hair-pulling with its "1040" pizza special. During the stress-filled, "taxing" period from April 9 until April ...
Apr 30, 2007
Louisville-Based Pizza Chain, Headed by British-Born CEO Nigel Travis, Wishes to Share Kentucky's Best with Royal Family Long After Trip Ends LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 30, 2007--When the Queen of England visits Kentucky on May 5 to attend her first-ever Kentucky Derby, she'...
May 8, 2007
2007 Earnings Guidance Updated LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA): Highlights -- First quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.43 in 2007 vs. $0.47 in 2006 ($0.44 in 2007 vs. $0.37 in 2006, excluding the consolidation of the ...
May 9, 2007
Fresh versus frozen dough makes it no toss-up for best hand-tossed pizza LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2007--Known for "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza," Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) says there is no toss-up when it comes to the best hand-tossed pizza, replying to a recent ad campaign by its largest competitor touting a "ne...
May 14, 2007
Partnership with Entertainment Weekly and EW.com Spotlights Papa John's Advance Online Ordering Option for America's Favorite TV NightsLOUISVILLE, Ky., May 14, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Whether it's Tuesdays and Wednesdays on FOX, Mondays on NBC, or Thursdays on ABC, everyone has their own must-watch TV nights. Forget the TiVo ... w...
May 14, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a change in position for founder John Schnatter, from Executive Chairman to non-employee, Founder Chairman. In addition to chairing the company's board of directors, Schnatter will continue in his popular role of advertising and brand...
May 15, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2007--For a record eighth consecutive year, Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) has earned the highest customer satisfaction rating among pizza chains in the highly regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). "We are honored to have earned this distinction again this year, making Papa John'...
May 31, 2007
Lou Jones hired as senior vice president and general counsel; Robb Chase, president, international to leave company LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Lou Jones as senior vice president and general counsel and the departure of the company's ...
Jun 21, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2007--Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), the world's third-largest pizza company, and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), the world's largest live music company, today announced a multi-year sponsorship and marketing agreement. Under the agreement, Papa John's is designated the "Official Pi...
Jun 22, 2007
Space Shuttle astronaut Suni Williams says of return to Earth: " can't wait for a good piece of pizza." LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 22, 2007--After spending six months aboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle eating nothing but pre-packaged, gravity-defying meals, Astronaut Sunita "Suni" Williams has only one thing o...
Jun 25, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 25, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Alex W. Smith to the company's board of directors. Recently elected board member and president and chief executive officer of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR), Mr. Smith has more than 30 years experience...
Jul 2, 2007
From Open to Close on 7/7/07, Papa John's to Give Away More Than One Pizza Every Minute to Those Who Register at papajohns.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jul 02, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Four leaf clovers, horseshoes, a rabbit's foot, and...pizza? You bet! Papa John's is celebrating the luckiest day on earth - July 7, 2007, a.k.a. 7/7/0...
Jul 9, 2007
Text "SUMMER07" to "4PAPA" to Receive Special Offers from Papa John's LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 9, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. and Coca-Cola North America are teaming up to offer customers a summer of instant prizes. Beginning today and continuing daily through Augus...
Aug 7, 2007
2007 Earnings Guidance Updated Highlights -- Second quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.23 in 2007 vs. $0.46 in 2006 ($0.40 in 2007 vs. $0.34 in 2006, excluding the consolidation of the company's franchisee-owned cheese purchasing entity, BIBP Commodities, Inc. (BIBP)) --...
Aug 14, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2007--Papa John's is predicting television - and pizza - history this week when millions of kids, tweens and teens tune in to catch everyone's favorite high school students sing their way to made-for-TV sequel success this Friday, August 17. While professional football's "Big Game" and movi...
Aug 27, 2007
Reloadable Papa Cards from Papa John's Grade an A+ for Pizza-Craving Students and Budget-Conscious Parents LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2007--While college campuses across the country are abuzz with new students, the thrill of being away from home - and eating dormitory food day in and day out - quickl...
Aug 31, 2007
Just in Time for Football Season, Papa John's Offers Large Italian Meats Trio for Just $11.99 in September LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2007--With the return of football this month, Papa John's is pleased to announce the return of another fan favorite - the Italian Meats Trio specialty pizza! L...
Sep 6, 2007
Chain Calls for "All out Blitz" of Employees Starting Tonight as Start of Football Season Kicks off Busiest Time of Year for Papa John's LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 06, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the official start of professional football season tonight, Papa John's is proud to be the "Official Pizza of Football Fans" across the ...
Sep 7, 2007
Pizza Company Introduces Special Offer on "Grandparents Day" to Honor the 56 Million Grandparents This Sunday, September 9 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2007--There are dozens of ways to honor the country's 56 million grandparents, from simple hugs and kisses to handmade crafts and cards to...pizza? Why not?...
Sep 17, 2007
New Online Option Lets Pizza Lovers Order "The Usual" in Just Two Easy Clicks LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 17, 2007--One kid likes sausage. The other wants pepperoni. Mom goes for the veggies. Dad needs the breadsticks and wings. When ordering pizza, that's a lot to remem...
Sep 24, 2007
New Tuscan specialty pizzas - Six Cheese and Roma Meats - available for a limited time only -- for just $11.99 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 24, 2007--Craving a Tuscan getaway, but the boss won't give you a week off work? Now, thanks to Papa John's, anyone can get a taste of Tuscany for much less than the cost ...
Oct 15, 2007
Company Launches Enterprise Zone Program to Spur Development LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2007--Papa John's International (NASDAQ:PZZA) was recently named one of the top 50 franchises for minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI). NMFI made the selection based on many factors, including historic...
Oct 22, 2007
Delivered in Uniquely Designed Box Featuring Spider-Man™ 3 DVD Image, Three-Topping, Extra-Large Pizza Arrives Just in Time for Halloween, One of the Three Busiest Days of the Year for the Pizza Brand LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2007--Just i...
Oct 22, 2007
Led by British-born CEO Nigel Travis, US pizza brand dishes out "Brit's Guide" tied to upcoming football game LOUISVILLE, Ky. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2007--As American Football fever grips the UK with the arrival of the top professional league at Wembley on October 28, a US-based pizza chain is hoping to...
Oct 29, 2007
Papa John's Launches National Campaign to Deliver More Than $1 Million Worth of Super-Hero XL3 Pizzas to Fire, Police and Rescue Workers Across the Country in Celebration of the Release of Spider-Man™ 3 on DVD and Blu-ray™ High-Def LOU...
Nov 6, 2007
2007 Earnings Guidance Updated; Franchise Renewal Program and Royalty Rate Increase Announced Highlights -- Third quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.16 in 2007 vs. $0.40 in 2006 ($0.39 in 2007 vs. $0.31 in 2006, excluding the consolidation of the company's franchisee
Nov 15, 2007
Ordering Pizza is Now Easier Than Ever with a Text Message to 4PAPA (47272) LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 2007--In the late 1960s, consumers reveled at the idea of picking up the phone and having a pizza delivered to their door. Decades later, in 2001, Papa John's made ordering pizza even mo...
Nov 21, 2007
Papa John's to Provide a VIP Bowl Game Experience to "Papa's Favorite Fan" LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 21, 2007--College football fans, if ever you've dreamed of bypassing the ticket line, skipping past the crowded aisles of the stadium seats and watching a game from the luxury box, well any old conte...
Dec 6, 2007
Share Repurchase Authorization Increased; 2007 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed Highlights Projected earnings per share of $1.68 to $1.76, excluding FIN 46 Projected domestic system-wide comparable sales increase of 1.25% to 2.75% Projected international sys...
Dec 17, 2007
Multi-Faceted Collaboration Will Generate Revenue, Volunteers, Board Members for Local JA Offices COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2007--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and Junior Achievement (JA) today announced a national partnership that will help local JA Offices deliver work re...
Dec 28, 2007
Pizza chain gears up to feed football fans and resolution-makersLOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 28, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The final days of 2007 are ticking away and college football's bowl season is heating up, but America's attention will be focused on the professionals this weekend as teams fight for the playoffs . . . and one team fig...
Jan 4, 2008
Compete in the Papa John's "TEXTra Points 4 Pizza" Promotion: Big Games, Big Points, Big Savings LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2008--When professional football playoffs begin this weekend, fans across the country will gather around televisions and tailgates with the hope that their favorite team will advance to the...
Jan 8, 2008
Company says 'thank you' to customers with free order of cheesesticks LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2008--Papa John's is celebrating 24 years of "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" by giving customers a free order of mouth-watering cheesesticks with the purchase of any large, specialty pizza at regular...
Jan 14, 2008
"TEXTra Points 4 Pizza" Stakes Raised This Weekend, Opportunity for 50 Percent Off Papa John's Pizza LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 14, 2008--While only half the football teams walked away with their heads held high after this weekend's divisional playoff games, all of the 115,000-plus fans now registered fo...
Jan 17, 2008
Sports host Trey Wingo helps Papa John's locate the top Virtual Armchair Quarterback LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2008--While millions of fans around the country watch the conference championships this weekend, many of them will scoff, "I could have thrown a better pass than that from my reclin...
Jan 24, 2008
"TEXTra Points 4 Pizza" Promotion Offers 75% off Pizza If 75 or More Points Are Scored in the Big Game Feb. 3rd LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2008--America, may we have your attention: Papa John's pizza is calling for another record-setting performance during this year's "Big Game," and the benefit to you could be su...
Feb 4, 2008
Pizza Chain Offers Online Pizza Specials to Hungry Voters and Campaign Supporters LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2008--Voting for candidates during the primary election won't be the last decision many Americans will make on Super Tuesday. The other? Deciding what Papa John's pizza to enjoy while ...
Feb 7, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2008--This may not be your typical Valentine's Day. Wallets are tight, belt buckles are even tighter, so who needs a box of chocolates? Beginning Monday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 17, Papa John's comes to the Valentine's Day rescue with heart-shaped pizza. "I put my heart into this busine...
Feb 22, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2008--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Joseph Jude Thompson to the company's board of directors. Mr. Thompson has held positions of increasing responsibility with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a division of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), o...
Feb 25, 2008
Papa John's to give away its better-than-ever Pan Pizza to all those born on Leap Day, Feb. 29 LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For a day that only comes along once every four years, a single day of celebration is simply not enough for Papa John's pizza. The pizza company is taking "One Giant Leap for Pankind"...
Feb 26, 2008
2008 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed Refranchising Initiative Announced Highlights Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.27 in 2007 vs. $0.59 in 2006. Comparable fourth quarter results, excluding certain noted items (see table on page 3), are $0.52 in 2007 ...
Feb 26, 2008
Official Delivery Pizza of NCAA® March Madness® Delivers Men's Final Four Opportunity to College Basketball Fans LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2008--When March Madness ensues this spring, one pair of lucky NCAA basketball fans w...
Mar 19, 2008
'Official Delivery Pizza of NCAA® March Madness®' calls on PANel of Experts to choose best photos taken by fans during NCAA Tournament Promotion designed to attract consumers to try company's better-than-ever Pan Pizza ...
Mar 31, 2008
New Rustic Italian Meats pizza and Tuscan Six Cheese pizza available for just $11.99 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2008--Papa John's understands simple supply and demand. Consumers have demanded more delicious specialty pizzas from Papa John's, so the pizza company voted No. 1 in customer satisfaction for eight str...
Apr 7, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2008--Continuing to expand its "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." around the world, Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced the signing of development agreements to open 57 additional Papa John's restaurants throughout Canada. The agreements call for 20 restaurants t...
Apr 10, 2008
Large, original crust pizza with up to three toppings just $10.40 during final days of tax season LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 10, 2008--Tax season is winding down, sending last-minute filers - dubbed "pro-crust-inators" by Papa John's - into a panic. That's why, for the third year in a row, Papa John's is offering cust...
Apr 28, 2008
New permanent offerings add even more variety to pizza chain's menu LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2008--Have a favorite Papa John's pizza? Maybe it's pepperoni and sausage on Papa's Perfect Pan. Or ham and green peppers on traditional, hand-tossed dough. How about sausage and mushroom o...
May 2, 2008
One of many 5-topping pizza combinations available with $1.99 chickenstrips as pizza chain salutes Mexico's victory over the French on May 5, 1862LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 02, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This Cinco de Mayo, Papa John's is giving its customers a reason to say, "Viva Mexico!" No need to crack open a pinata for this deal - ...
May 6, 2008
2008 Earnings Guidance ReaffirmedLOUISVILLE, Ky., May 06, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) Highlights -- First quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.30 in 2008 vs. $0.43 in 2007 -- Comparable first quarter results, excluding the consolidation of BIB...
May 7, 2008
Pioneer of Online Ordering Continues to Use Technology to Lead in Convenience Innovation LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2008--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) - who in 2001 was the nation's first pizza company to offer online ordering, at www.papajohns.com - has surpassed $1 billion in online sales, the c...
May 19, 2008
New Applications, Start Page Modules and Embeddable Widgets Deliver Specials and Favorites Right to DesktopLOUISVILLE, Ky., May 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In its continuous quest to be the technology leader among the nation's pizza companies - first introducing system wide online ordering in 2001 and then text message ordering in...
May 20, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With a rating second only to Starbucks in the Limited Service Restaurant category, today it was announced that Papa John's received the highest customer satisfaction rating among national pizza chains for an unprecedented ninth consecutive year in the 2008 American Customer Satisfaction Index (AC...
May 22, 2008
CLEVELAND, May 22, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ONOSYS Online Ordering, a leading provider of remote ordering technologies for pizza, quick-service, and casual sit-down restaurants, today announced the launch of online ordering in Canada for Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA), at www.papajohnspizza.ca. The ONOSYS online ordering technology will p...
May 27, 2008
Product Approved by the Whole Grains Council with Official "100% Whole Grain Stamp" LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2008--Pizza is already America's favorite food. Ninety-three percent of Americans eat at least one slice of pizza per month. Collectively we consume more than 350 slices per second - enough to cover 100 f...
Jun 16, 2008
Fans of teen singing sensations can get A Trio of Pizzas for just $24LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While parents control the pocketbook, kids often control the dinner decisions - and this Friday, June 20, they will also control the remote. Millions of viewers are expected to gather this weekend to catch Ame...
Jun 20, 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor First Full-Length Trailer Available This Weekend Exclusively at Papajohns.com LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 20, 2008--Are you a fan of the Mummy movies and can't wait to get an exclusive sneak peek at the first full-length trailer for the new film? For the next 48 hours,...
Jun 23, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2008--Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced the signing of a development agreement with Berjaya Pizza Company Sdn Bhd, to open 100 Papa John's restaurants in Malaysia over the next 10 years, with the first slated to open later this year. According to Dato' Francis L...
Jun 30, 2008
Three Special One-Topping, Medium Pizzas Wrapped in Customized Mummy Boxes for Only $21 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2008--Beginning today, Papa John's joins with Universal Pictures in promoting the theatrical release of the upcoming epic adventure The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, by...
Jul 28, 2008
New, Permanent Dessert Option Fulfills Chocolate Cravings LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2008--Papa John's knows that while pizza might be America's favorite food, when it comes to dessert, chocolate reigns supreme. That's why the pizza chain ranked No. 1 in customer satisfaction is providing consumers a new sweet ending...
Jul 31, 2008
Account Set-up, Web Ordering of Pizzas, Sides and Drinks Available from Handheld Devices LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2008--Building on its continued online success, Papa John's (NASDAQ:PZZA), the industry leader in online ordering, today launched mobile web ordering, a system that enables pizza lovers to set-up a...
Aug 5, 2008
Domestic comps increase 2.4%; 2008 earnings guidance reaffirmed Highlights Second quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.27 in 2008 vs. $0.23 in 2007 Comparable second quarter results, excluding the consolidation of BIBP, were $0.41 in 2008 vs. $0.40 in 200...
Aug 7, 2008
600 hours and all-natural materials used to create design, visible to Denver International Airport-bound passengers and Democratic National Convention travelers LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2008--Now through Denver's first snow fall, the thousands of passengers who daily fly in and out of Denv...
Aug 14, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2008--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase to $775 million in the amount of the company's common stock that may be repurchased by the company from time to time through December 31, 2009. This represents a $50 million increa...
Aug 26, 2008
Pizza company named pizza segment Silver winner in 2008 Restaurants & Institutions Consumer Choice in Chains Awards LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2008--Papa John's, which for nine straight years has received the highest rating among pizza companies in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI), has...
Sep 2, 2008
Pizza Brand Known for Its Better Ingredients Offers Choice of 14 Specialty Pizzas with Limited Time Price of Only $12.99 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 2, 2008--Down . . . Set . . . Hike! Today, Papa John's is proudly increasing its lineup of specialty pizzas to 14, available as a permanent menu addition at al...
Sep 12, 2008
Customer-satisfaction leader delivers special offer during football weekends in September: Buy 2, one-topping large pizzas online at www.papajohns.com for only $20 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2008--The players have taken the field. The coin has been tossed. The fans have settled in ... and the ovens are fired up? Th...
Sep 23, 2008
Trailblazing Online, Text, and Mobile Web Ordering Technology Breakthroughs Among Discussion Topics for Pizza Quality Leader LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 23, 2008--When it comes to "convenience innovation" technology, few restaurant companies can stack up alongside Papa John's pizza. The world's third-largest...
Sep 29, 2008
Partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Entertainment Marks Fifth Collaboration between Papa John's and Family Movie Blockbusters LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 29, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Pizza and a movie have always been a go-to meal and entertainment combo for families. And Indiana Jones has always been a go-to hero for ...
Oct 2, 2008
Web Site Redesign is Latest Example of Convenience Innovation Technology Launched by Papa John's to Benefit Customers LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Once again, Papa John's pizza is proving its technology leadership in the industry, this time through its newly redesigned Web site. The new www.papajohns.com site, laun...
Oct 13, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A decade ago Apple rolled-out the first iMac computer, HDTV was first introduced to the public, and Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) opened its first restaurant outside of the United States in Mexico City. Fast-forward 10 short years, and the world's t...
Oct 14, 2008
Papa John's Offers Free XL Explorer Pizza to all Dr. Joneses in Indiana - and the entire U.S. - to Celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray™ Release of INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL™ LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For nearly three d...
Oct 27, 2008
Trick-Or-Treaters Fill Up on New Zesty Italiano or Tuscan Six Cheese Pizza for $12.99, Two for $10.99 Each LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2008--Before families put the finishing touches on costumes, and prepare for a night of trick-or-treating, Papa John's Pizza is serving up pizzas at a frightening speed t...
Nov 3, 2008
Pizza chain offers online pizza special to hungry voters and campaign supporters LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 2008--Voting for candidates during tomorrow's election won't be the last decision many Americans will make on Tuesday. The other? Deciding what Papa John's pizza to enjoy whi
Nov 4, 2008
Company considering additional franchise support initiatives Highlights Third quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.28 in 2008 vs. $0.16 in 2007 and year-to-date earnings per diluted share of $0.84 in 2008 vs. $0.82 in 2007 Third...
Nov 17, 2008
"Fans" of Papa John's on the social networking site will receive a free medium pizza with any online pizza orderLOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 17, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the first national pizza chain to offer online and text message ordering, Papa John's continues to explore the digital frontier for ways to make ordering ...
Nov 19, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA - News) today announced a comprehensive package of proposed domestic franchise system support initiatives in response to the current economic and consumer climate. The proposed initiatives include: Providing continued cheese cost...
Nov 20, 2008
Purchase $25 gift card and get a FREE pizzaLOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's has found a way to make both the holiday shopping fan and foe happy this season with a gift that gives and returns. Now through December 31, when you purchase $25 in Papa John's gift cards from any Papa Joh...
Nov 25, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's founder John Schnatter, his wife Annette, and their Evergreen Real Estate company, last week were named the 2008 National Trails Corporate Award winners, during the American Trails 19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Ark. The Schnatters and Ever...
Nov 26, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 26, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), the company that pioneered ordering pizza online and by text message, has surpassed $1 million in sales by mobile Web since launching the technology in July. The milestone is the latest in a rapid rise in "alternative ordering" ...
Dec 2, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 2, 2008--For the second consecutive year, Papa John's International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) has been named one of the top 50 franchises for minorities by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI). NMFI made the selection based on many factors, including historical performance...
Dec 4, 2008
Board Initiates Search for Permanent CEO LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 4, 2008--Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has named John H. Schnatter, the Company's Founder and Chairman, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Schnat...
Dec 8, 2008
"Kick 4 Cash" Promotion Kickstarts 25-Year Anniversary Celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2008--The drama of the third Papajohns.com Bowl on Monday, Dec. 29, will not be limited to the competition between Rutgers and North Carolina State, thanks to ga...
Dec 9, 2008
Papa John's Delivers BIG Value Two-Pizza Deal for Families along with a $3-off Coupon toward the Purchase of The Dark Knight DVD LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2008--Papa John's is joining forces with Warner Bros. Home En...
Dec 10, 2008
Partnership Offers Food for Crowds with a Slice to Benefit Junior Achievement LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 10, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and Junior Achievement (JA) will deliver something a little extra with large orders this holiday season. Now, customers placing pizza orders...
Dec 15, 2008
Projects Impact of Initiatives Not Expected to Reoccur in 2010; Reaffirms 2008 Earnings Guidance LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 15, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Highlights --Projected 2009 earnings per share of $1.32 to $1.40, excluding BIBP, but including $0.30 to $0.35 per share unfavorable impact of 2009 initiatives not expected to reocc...
Jan 8, 2009
Football playoffs, busiest month of the year prompts Papa John's known for its "Better Ingredients" to highlight group orders, online ordering options LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2009--Like baseball is to hot dogs, pizza is forever linked...
Jan 13, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has earned another industry honor, this time being named the number 10 global franchise for 2009 by Entrepreneur magazine in its annual Franchise 500 rankings. "This ranking is a testament to the strength of the Papa John's sy...
Jan 19, 2009
Football fans who register at www.thecountdowntokickoff.com will receive a large, one-topping Papa John's pizza for just 25-cents if the opening kickoff of the Big Game is returned for a touchdown LOUISVILLE, Ky...
Feb 3, 2009
Available at Participating Restaurants, Large Heart-Shaped One Topping Pizza with Chocolate Pastry Delights for Just $14.99, Two Heart-Shaped One Topping Pizzas for $19.99 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Love is patient. Love is kind. Love means never...
Feb 4, 2009
Available at Participating Restaurants, Large Heart-Shaped One Topping Pizza with Chocolate Pastry Delights for Just $14.99, Two Heart-Shaped One Topping Pizzas for $19.99 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Love is patient. Love is kind. Love means never ...
Feb 13, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(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 ...
Feb 18, 2009
With 600th International Restaurant, Papa John's Brings "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza" and Jobs to Santo Domingo LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2009-- Papa John’s International (...
Feb 24, 2009
2009 Earnings Guidance Increased Highlights Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.46 in 2008 vs. $0.27 in 2007 and full year earnings per diluted share of $1.30 in 2008 vs. $1.09 in 2007 Comparable fourth quarter earnings per diluted share, excluding the consolidation of BIBP, the finalization of certain income tax issues and restauran...
Mar 11, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2009-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of William Mitchell to President, ...
Mar 16, 2009
Papa John's campaign offers "fans" of Papa John's a trip to this year's NCAA® Men's Final Four® courtesy of Coca-Cola® LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WI...
Apr 13, 2009
Large, Original Crust Pizza with up to Three Toppings Just $10.40 During Final Days of Tax Season LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2009-- As another tax season draws to a close, Papa John’s once again provides last-minute filers, o...
Apr 23, 2009
Founder Chairman John Schnatter to continue in CEO role LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 23, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Joseph Jude Thompson as President and Chief Operating Officer. Thompson will continue on the Papa John's Board of Directors ...
Apr 28, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2009-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to Senior Vice President, to lead PJ Food Service,...
Apr 29, 2009
Company Offers Zero Franchise Fee, No Royalties for First Year and $10,000 Early Opening Award LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2009-- During an economic downturn in 1984, “Papa” John Schnatter tossed conventi...
May 5, 2009
2009 Earnings Guidance ReaffirmedLOUISVILLE, Ky., May 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA):HighlightsFirst quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.64 in 2009 vs. $0.30 in 2008...
May 5, 2009
Company founder John Schnatter makes authentic pizza deliveries to surprised customers, will continue throughout summer, across U.S.A. LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 5, 2009-- Twenty-five years ago, "Papa" John Schnatter sold his...
May 26, 2009
Visitors to www.papasroadtrip.com Can Virtually Drive Company Founder's 1972 Z28 Camaro through Graphic Interaction with Webcam Beginning May 26 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 26, 2009-- The first national pizza company to offer online and text me...
May 27, 2009
Pizza icon offers $25,000 "Finder's Fee" if car is found, will make surprise deliveries to customers in each city as part of 25th Anniversary celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 27, 2009-- Twenty-five years ago, “Papa” J...
Jun 15, 2009
SVP Corporate Communications Chris Sternberg named General Counsel; Tim O'Hern returns as Senior Vice President of Development LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 15, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Corporate Communications Chris Ste...
Jun 16, 2009
$25,000 "Finder's Fee" Still up for Grabs to Anyone Who Can Locate "Papa" John's Original '72 Z28 Camaro Sold to Open First Restaurant LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2009-- Having already visited ...
Jun 26, 2009
Pizza Company Icon Continues Cross-country Road Trip, Increases "Finder's Fee" 10-fold as 25th Anniversary Rolls on at www.papasroadtrip.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 26, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- America, Papa John's has a huge amount of "dough" waiting for you. No rolling pin required. This dough is in the for...
Jul 21, 2009
Pizza Icon and Local Delivery Driver Steve Walker Reach New Heights at Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) on National Road Trip in Search of Original '72 Camaro LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2009-- Papa John himself, John Schnatter...
Aug 1, 2009
Company Reports Positive System-wide Domestic Comparable Sales in Challenging Environment Highlights Second quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.51 in 2009 vs. $0.27 in 2008 Comparable second quarter earnings per diluted share...
Aug 3, 2009
"Papa" John Schnatter to teach pizza dough tossing skills in Denver, make Hollywood deliveries in Los Angeles LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Not even the Rocky Mountains can get in the way of Papa John's Founder John Schnatter. As part of the company's 25th Anniversary "Papa's Road Trip" tour, S...
Aug 4, 2009
The Coach Cal 3-Pointer - a large up to three topping pizza for only $10, with $1 going to Coach Calipari's Family Foundation for Children; Online only using promo code CHCAL at papajohns.com LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 04, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The more than half-million Twitter and Facebook followers and CoachCal.com member...
Aug 20, 2009
Consumers rate Papa John’s as top national delivery and takeout pizza brand LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2009-- Consumers have spoken and have declared Papa John's (NASD...
Aug 24, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 24, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Andrew Varga as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Varga, a marketing veteran who joins Papa John's after 21 years with Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE: BFB), will report to Papa John's...
Aug 25, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- "Papa" John Schnatter conquered roller coasters and the sweltering Texas heat, took the mound at professional ballparks, attempted a record for the world's highest pizza delivery, taught children how to toss pizza dough, chatted in football broadcast booths, rang the Closing B...
Aug 25, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 25, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Please replace the "before and after" photo with the accompanying corrected photo. The release reads: Found: Papa John's Long-Lost Camaro! Kentucky Man Receives $250,000 Finder's Fee"Papa" John Schnatter conquered roller coasters and the sweltering Texas heat, took the mound at prof...
Sep 18, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced three promotions from within the company on its management team: Tim North to Senior Vice President, North American Operations; Annette Calhoun, to Vice President, Human Resources; and Dennis Gerstner, to Division ...
Oct 8, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 08, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This fall, Papa John's has partnered with Paramount Home Entertainment to bring movie lovers a mega deal surrounding the DVD and Blu-ray release of the summer blockbuster TRANSFORMERS: Revenge of the Fallen. Through November 1, Papa John's will offer customers its Mega XL Pizza - ...
Oct 15, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 15, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In just nine short weeks, Coach John Calipari, Papa John's and John and Annette Schnatter have delivered $50,000 for the children of Kentucky - without even getting up from the computer. The 850,000 Twitter and Facebook followers and CoachCal.com members of University of Kent...
Oct 28, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 28, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While the National Retail Federation predicts a drop in Halloween costume and candy sales this year, Papa John's is anything but scared, anticipating a big night for the pizza industry on what is consistently one of the busiest nights of the year (right up there with f...
Nov 3, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): HighlightsThird quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.42 in 2009 vs. $0.28 in 2008Third quarter earnings per diluted share, excluding noted items, were $0.30 in 2009 vs. $0.28 in 2008Domestic system-wide comparable sales were fla...
Nov 4, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 04, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In recognition of the brave firefighters who serve our communities, on Nov. 10 Papa John's throughout the country will offer free pizzas to Firehouses - just like in the newest Papa John's commercials airing nationwide. Papa John's restaurants will honor local fire heroes by ...
Nov 5, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 05, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Every November, lines wrap around retailers on Black Friday with eager shoppers hoping to get their hands on the most coveted holiday gift: a WiiTM system. But this year, Papa John's and Nintendo are inviting customers to rest easy the day after Thanksgiving...by giving ...
Nov 16, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 16, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Earlier this year, "Papa" John Schnatter set out on a cross-country Road Trip to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Papa John's Pizza...and to search for the car that started it all: a 1971 Z28 Camaro that Schnatter sold to keep his dad's tavern in business and ultimately open ...
Dec 3, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's has made it easier for both new and existing franchisees to expand the "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" brand throughout the U.S. with the announcement today of an unprecedented U.S. Development Incentive Program. For qualifying restaurants opened in 2010, this ...
Dec 14, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 14, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its 2010 operating assumptions and earnings guidance. The company projects earnings per share in the range of $1.70 to $1.90 for 2010, excluding the impact from the consolidation of the results of the franchisee-ow...
Dec 28, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 28, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In celebration of an unforgettable 25th anniversary, Papa John's, the world's third-largest pizza chain, is ringing in the New Year at one of the world's most famous New Year's Eve parties - New York City's Times Square. As part of the festivities, Times Square revelers may h...
Dec 29, 2009
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec 29, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For decades, January has been an unofficial holiday for football fans across the country. It's the most exciting month of the football season, with division titles being decided, bowl championships being won and the top NFL teams vying for a coveted spot in the Super Bowl. To...
Jan 12, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will eat more than 30 million slices of pizza, roughly 350 slices per second. But only one restaurant will be the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLIV: Papa John's. Papa John's, the recognized quali...
Jan 28, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Since NFL play began in August, Papa John's has been "in the house" of football fans nationwide, with millions of pizzas delivered at stadiums and homes across the country. The first-time NFL sponsor will culminate the season by being in the house at The Big Game, with some sp...
Feb 3, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- No matter who wins Super Bowl XLIV, there's something all fans can rally behind this Sunday: touchdowns, lots and lots of touchdowns. That's because Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XLIV, will make consumers winners, too. Here's how it works: ...
Feb 8, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Whoever said you can't have too much of a good thing was right. That's why after selling more than 750,000 pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday, Papa John's is offering America another tasty deal - three free toppings on any large cheese pizza for only $9, February 8-10. The offer is ...
Feb 11, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Love is in the air. What's that other aroma? It's pizza -- heart-shaped pizza, that is, from Papa John's. From Thursday, Feb. 11 through Sunday, Feb. 14, Papa John's is offering a one-topping heart-shaped pizza on thin crust and a Cinnapie for only $14.99, or two heart-shaped...
Feb 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Fourth quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.49 in 2009 vs. $0.46 in 2008 and full-year earnings per diluted share of $2.06 in 2009 vs. $1.30 in 2008 Fourth quarter earnings ...
Mar 12, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- When it comes to cheering for their favorite schools during NCAA(R) March Madness(R), basketball fans are being asked to put their money where their mouth is - in the Papa John's "Coaches Code Challenge" to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research and The Kay ...
Mar 16, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The brackets are set and NCAA(R) March Madness(R) has begun. But the coaches who have advanced to the tournament aren't just fighting for a championship title -- they're fighting against cancer in the Papa John's Coaches Code Challenge to raise money for The V Foundati...
Mar 22, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Mar 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its 2009 Franchise Operators of the Year: Milan Enterprises, LTD (E. Brunswick, N.J.), National Small Group Franchisee of the Year (1-3 restaurants) - Rana Ali and Syed Shah ATM Pizz...
Apr 26, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Have a fixation for fresh dough? A fervor for fresh-packed, vine-ripened tomato sauce? A passion for pepperoni? Or are you just one of the millions of Americans who love pizza? If so, Papa John's wants you to help create its next menu item! Papa John's International, ...
Apr 29, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Apr 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of company President and Chief Operating Officer Jude Thompson to co-Chief Executive Officer, along with Founder and Chairman John Schnatter. "I am delighted that Jude and I will continue our work to...
May 3, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) - which in 2001 was the first national pizza company to offer online ordering, at www.papajohns.com - today surpassed $2 billion in online ordering pizza sales, reaching the milestone less than two years after becoming the first p...
May 4, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights First quarter earnings per diluted share, excluding the impact of consolidating the results of the BIBP cheese purchasing entity, of $0.54 in 2010 vs. $0.43 in 2009 First quarte...
May 25, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- More than 7,000 pizza lovers spanning all 50 states think they have what it takes to create Papa John's next menu item - and win a portion of the sales dollars in return. But there's only room for one new pizza on Papa John's menu. Which recipe will come out on top? Last mont...
Jun 3, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Can you sum up your dad's character in 140 characters or less? Give it a shot on Twitter -- using the hashtag #AllProPapa -- and your All Pro Papa could win a year of free Papa John's pizza! This Father's Day, Papa John's is teaming up with Super Bowl XLI winning head...
Jun 8, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Football fans can expect the upcoming NFL season to be even better, thanks to the company known for its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza." Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), which earlier this year entered into an agreement with the NFL as the Official Pizza Spon...
Jun 15, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's has once again claimed the top spot in customer satisfaction among limited service restaurant chains in the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released today. Posting the highest score among pizza chains for an unprecedented tenth time in eleven years...
Jun 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Food Network star chef Ted Allen and NFL Network studio host Rich Eisen will put their taste buds to the test as judges of the Papa John's Specialty Pizza Challenge contest. The winner will land a slice of the sales from the winning pizza along with the chance to be in an upco...
Jun 29, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jun 29, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Food Network star Ted Allen and Rich Eisen of the NFL Network participated in the ultimate taste test earlier today, helping narrow down a field of more than 12,000 Facebook entries in the Papa John's Specialty Pizza Challenge to just three lucky finalists. The announc...
Aug 2, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With Americans eating 16 million slices of pizza a year, how do you ensure the slice they're eating is your recipe? Blair Dial of Springfield, Ill., Barbara Hyman of Los Angeles, and Kendra Chapman of Ball Ground, Ga. each have their own ideas on that, utilizing a $1,000 ...
Aug 3, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 03, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Highlights Second quarter earnings per diluted share, excluding the impact of consolidating the results of the BIBP cheese purchasing entity, of $0.43 in 2010 vs. $0.36 in 2009 Second quarter earnings per diluted share including the resu...
Aug 6, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Tom Sterrett to Senior Vice President, International. Sterrett will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's international operations, consisting of more than 700 restaurants in...
Aug 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With an estimated 27 million Fantasy Football leagues worldwide, and more and more players and leagues signing up every day, what makes one league better than all the rest? As the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, and a brand known for "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza," Papa...
Aug 23, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 23, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. The corrected release reads: PAPA JOHN'S SEARCHES FOR FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE THAT IS BETTER THAN THE REST Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL Offers Leagues Chance to Compete for Ultim...
Aug 31, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug 31, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Papa John's pizza fans can now say "bonjour" to the "The Cheesy Chicken Cordon Bleu" - the winning pizza in Papa's Specialty Pizza Challenge. Created by Barbara Hyman of Los Angeles, Calif., the rendition of the classic dish struck a chord with Papa John's customers, represent...
Sep 2, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the NFL's regular season just days away, as the Official Pizza Sponsor of NFL, Papa John's is kicking off its busiest season of the year with an integrated marketing program designed to make the football season better than ever for fans and pizza lovers. Papa John's NFL ...
Sep 9, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sep 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While the NFL schedule doesn't officially kick off until this evening, the first winner of the 2010 season is Anthony Green of Phoenix, Ariz., thanks to Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, and former NFL star Cris Carter. Carter, an analyst on ESPN, will moonl...
Oct 7, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- While New Meadowlands Stadium shares its facility with two NFL teams, it is now home to only one pizza provider - Papa John's. Resulting from a partnership announced today by Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and New Meadowlands Stadium, all 82,000-plus fans atte...
Oct 18, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The recipe is his. He developed the "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" promise, too. John Schnatter, the Founder of Papa John's, has done a lot to turn the pizza company he started inside the broom closet of his dad's tavern 26 years ago into the world's third-largest pizza ch...
Nov 3, 2010
EPS Increased 6.7% over Prior Year, Excluding BIBP; 2010 EPS Guidance Updated to a Range of $1.74 to $1.80, Excluding BIBP LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Achieved third quarter...
Nov 11, 2010
Two of Five Finalists Announced as Registration Continues via Papajohns.com and on Papa John’s Facebook Page; Winner to Receive Trip to 2011 NFL Draft LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fantasy Football owners enter Week 10 of the NFL season with emotions ranging from manic to panic...
Nov 12, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Annette Calhoun to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this position, Calhoun is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s global Human Resources function, including b...
Nov 22, 2010
Limited-time offer pizza rolls out just in time for Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest pizza days of the year LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- While turkey traditionally takes the spotlight this time of year, Papa John’s, the world’s third-largest pizza company, is offering consumers ...
Dec 2, 2010
All-Pro Tight End Antonio Gates, ESPN Fantasy Football Expert Matthew Berry Lead Expert Panel of Judges; Winner to Receive Trip to 2011 NFL Draft LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As fantasy football teams across the country load up for a playoff push, owners in five elite leagues ...
Dec 10, 2010
Will oversee North American operations while continuing as President, PJ Food Service; Steve Ritchie to lead company-owned operations and Tim North franchise operations LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of...
Dec 14, 2010
Los Angeles-based The AFFL is Majority Choice of Expert Panel Led by NFL All-Pro Antonio Gates and ESPN’s Matthew Berry, Wins Facebook Vote LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today announced Los Angeles-based The AFFL as the fantasy footbal...
Dec 17, 2010
Program offers zero franchise fee, a royalty waiver for up to 12 months, and covers the cost of pizza ovens for new restaurants opened in 2011 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the heels of a successful year of new store openings across the U.S., Papa John’s is once again making...
Dec 21, 2010
Company Reaffirms 2010 Earnings Guidance; Year-end BIBP Deficit to be Retired by Company as part of Multi-Year National Marketing Fund Agreement with Domestic Franchisees LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights ...
Dec 21, 2010
Papa John’s app provides complete online ordering capabilities and experience on the iPhone LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the launch of its first ever Apple iPhone application, bringing full menu access and on-the-g...
Jan 24, 2011
First Super Bowl to be Played Under New Postseason Overtime Rules May Be First to Deliver Free Pizza Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Miles Austin Serves as Spokesperson LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- No Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime. And no pizza company has ever ...
Jan 31, 2011
All Online Purchases Will Be Eligible for Papa John’s 45-Second Pizza Giveaway; Winners Receive $45 Papa John’s Gift Card LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the NFL, every second counts. As the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XLV, Papa John’s agrees. That’s why on Super B...
Feb 4, 2011
Consumers Can Still Register Through Saturday, February 5 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With kickoff of Super Bowl XLV just two days away, more than 1 million Americans already are eligible to score a free large three-topping pizza if the game goes into overtime Sunday. ...
Feb 7, 2011
Papa John’s Toppings for Touchdowns Gives Customers up to Seven Free Toppings on Large Cheese Pizzas Ordered Online Through Wednesday LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- While Super Bowl XLV did not go into overtime, Papa John’s, as the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, announced today that ...
Feb 10, 2011
Themed pizza available at www.papajohns.com, papajohns/mobile.com, phone or carryout LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chocolates are great. Flowers are nice. And diamonds say, “I love you.” But to really heat things up this Valentine’s Day, a Papa John’s heart-shaped pizza will ce...
Feb 21, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Mark S. Shapiro to the Company’s Board of Directors. Shapiro, age 41, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions since May 2010. Previously, he served as Presid...
Feb 22, 2011
Fourth Quarter EPS Increased 24.4% over Prior Year, Excluding BIBP; 2011 Earnings Guidance Reaffirmed LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights Earnings per diluted share,...
Feb 28, 2011
David Flanery to retire in May after 16 years with the company; Lance Tucker promoted to CFO LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that David Flanery is retiring from Papa John’s after 16 years with the comp...
Mar 14, 2011
Operators Recognized for Exemplifying Papa John's Commitment to Superior-Quality and Customer Service LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced its 2010 Franchise Operators of the Year: Super Quik, Inc. (F...
Apr 14, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- John Schnatter, Founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Papa John's International, last evening was inducted into the Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. "It is a great honor to have been recognized by th...
Apr 15, 2011
Large, pizza with up to four toppings is just $10.40 in final days of tax season LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- While the Internal Revenue Service is providing Americans three extra days to file their taxes this year, Papa John's is delivering relief to the entire nation this we...
Apr 15, 2011
Food Artist Uses Better Ingredients to Create Pizza Portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pizza lovers can get a slice of the Royal Wedding action after Papa John's commissioned a unique portrait pizza of Prince William and Kate ...
Apr 15, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the resignation of J. Jude Thompson as President, Co-Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Thompson, who has been a director of Papa John's since 2008 and an officer of the company since 2009,...
May 3, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The more than 32 million travelers who annually pass through the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C., now have a new dining option with the recent opening of a Papa John's restaurant. The Papa John's restaurant, franchised by airport conces...
May 3, 2011
EPS Increased 18.5% over Prior Year Pro Forma Results on Strong Comparable Sales of 6.1% for North America and 5.6% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA): Highlights First quart...
May 20, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of W. Kent Taylor to the company's Board of Directors. Taylor, age 55, is the founder of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. a full-service, casual dining restaurant chain (NASDAQ: TXRH). He served ...
Aug 2, 2011
EPS Increased 9.3% over Prior Year Results, Excluding the Impact of BIBP Cheese Purchasing Entity Highlights Second quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.47 in 2011 vs. $0.49 in 2010 ($0.43 in 2010 excluding the impact of franchisee-owned BIBP cheese pur...
Sep 6, 2011
Consumers Registered for Papa Rewards Online Customer Loyalty Program Have Chance to Win One of 60,000 Free Pizzas Each Week During Regular Season LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, announced today that it is kicking off t...
Oct 20, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and the National Football League today announced that the pizza company known for its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" is now the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. ...
Nov 1, 2011
EPS Increased 37.5% over Prior Year Pro Forma Results on Strong Comparable Sales of 5.3% for North America and 4.7% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ende...
Nov 7, 2011
Papa John's to observe Veterans Day with 11-11-11 offer benefiting USO LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's today announced that it is partnering with the USO to lift the spirits of America's troops and their families by donating $1 for every online order at www.p...
Dec 20, 2011
Company Raises 2011 Earnings Guidance Highlights 2011 earnings per share range increased to $2.15 to $2.20 Projected 2012 earnings per share of $2.33 to $2.43 Projected 2012 North America system-wide comparable sales increase ...
Jan 5, 2012
Program offers zero franchise fee, a royalty waiver for up to 18 months, and $50,000 in restaurant equipment for new restaurants opened in 2012 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After another strong year of growth, including opening its 3,000th restaurant in North America, Papa Joh...
Jan 23, 2012
Peyton Manning and Jerome Bettis Help Papa John and Fans in Making the Call LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- No National Football League sponsor knows a quality "toss" like Papa John's founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter, but he's counting on America to call the coin toss for...
Feb 2, 2012
NFL Stars Peyton Manning and Jerome Bettis Join Millions of Fans Enrolled in Papa Rewards Ready to Flip Over Free Pizza if Coin Toss Lands on Heads LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today announced that America has called...
Feb 5, 2012
America's ‘Heads' Call in Papa John's ‘Super Bowl XVLI Coin Toss Experience' Results in Free Large Pizza and 2-Liter Pepsi MAX to all Papa Rewards Members LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hey America, are you ready for some free Papa John's pizza — the Official P...
Feb 21, 2012
Full Year Diluted EPS Increased 22.2%, excluding BIBP, on Strong Comparable Sales Increases of 3.4% for North America and 5.1% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter...
Mar 14, 2012
New pizza arrives just in time for Basketball Tournament Fans LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Continuing its commitment to "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.", Papa John's today unveiled nationwide its new Buffalo Chicken pizza — a savory combination of creamy ranch sauce, all-white...
Mar 22, 2012
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,...
Mar 28, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 28, 2012) - Year after year, superior brands consistently are identified as industry leaders by consumers, and this year is no different as Papa John's earned Brand of the Year honors in the Pizza Chain Category of the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study. "We have always believed that serving a superior-quality piz...
Apr 23, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the acquisition of 56 franchised Papa John's restaurants in the Denver and Minneapolis markets. With the immediate sale of six of the Denver restaurants to an area franchisee, the transaction results in the net ...
May 1, 2012
2012 Earnings Guidance Increased on Strong First Quarter Results LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 25, 2012. Highlights Fir...
Jun 19, 2012
Papa John's score best among all companies in June report, including airlines, express delivery and hotels LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's is tops in customer satisfaction among limited-service restaurants, according to the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index (A...
Jul 25, 2012
New pizza brings popular and premium taste LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Continuing its commitment to "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.", Papa John's today unveiled nationwide its new Chicken Parmesan pizza. The Chicken Parmesan pizza is made using Papa John's fresh dough covered in ...
Jul 30, 2012
Tony Thompson promoted to Chief Operating Officer and President, PJ Food Service; Lance Tucker named Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer; and Tim O'Hern named Chief Development Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc....
Jul 31, 2012
EPS Increased 29.8% on Strong Comparable Sales of 5.7% for North America and 6.1% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 24, 2012. ...
Aug 29, 2012
Program offers zero franchise fee, 0% royalty for 18 months, and $50,000 in restaurant equipment for new restaurants opened through 2013 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the midst of another strong year of operations and growth, including being rated tops in customer satisfaction among ...
Sep 13, 2012
4,000 free pizzas, John Schnatter appearances throughout New York City among several events marking milestone LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter will mark the opening of the pizza company's 4,000th ...
Oct 12, 2012
Partnership Provides Customers Access to Taylor Swift Pizza Party Discounts and CD Sales LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's announced today that they are getting together with Taylor Swift for the highly anticipated release of the six-time Grammy-winning superstar's late...
Oct 26, 2012
Denver Broncos Quarterback to Own 21 Denver-Area Papa John's Restaurants in Partnership with Brand LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today signed a new "franchise player" for the brand, announcing Denver Broncos quarterback...
Oct 30, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the press release announcing results for the three and nine months ended September 23, 2012 has been postponed until the close of business on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 due to the severe weather associated with...
Oct 31, 2012
EPS Increased 25.0% on Comparable Sales Increases of 2.5% for North America and 6.9% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 23, 2012. ...
Nov 7, 2012
All Proceeds Going to the American Red Cross in Partnership with University of Kentucky Basketball Coach John Calipari's Telethon LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's announced today that it is donating $1 for pizza orders today (Wednesday) to the American Red Cross as part of its ...
Nov 19, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Caroline Oyler to Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs. In her new position Oyler is responsible for the company's legal function, including intellectual property, international law, ethics, corporat...
Nov 20, 2012
New restaurants expected to create more than 5,000 jobs LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced today that it will sign more than 200 North American franchise agreements in 2012. These franchisees, nearly half of whom represent individuals ...
Jan 21, 2013
Papa John's enhances Super Bowl promotion by allowing consumers to call the coin toss individually NFL legend Archie Manning joins son Peyton Manning urging America to vote ‘heads' or ‘tails' at papajohns.com or via Facebook LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ...
Jan 25, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Steve Higdon to Vice President, Global Communications. In his new position, Higdon is responsible for the company's global internal and external communications strategies serving as initial point ...
Jan 25, 2013
Program offers zero opening fees and 30 months of reduced royalties for new restaurants opened in 2013 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In an effort to capitalize on its strong North American growth, Papa John's is offering Canadian franchisees an enticing package of incentives to...
Feb 26, 2013
2013 Operating Assumptions and Earnings Guidance Announced LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 30, 2012. Highlights ...
Mar 1, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Adding to its list of recent prestigious industry awards, Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) this week was honored by Nation's Restaurant News with its 2013 MenuMasters Award in the category of Best Limited-Time Offer for its Buffalo Chicken Pizza. ...
Mar 6, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The strength and recognition of the Papa John's brand is at an all-time high, at least with avid NFL fans. According to the results of the seventh annual NFL sponsor awareness survey released this week by Turnkey Intelligence for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily, Papa John's was ...
Mar 20, 2013
John Calipari and Jim Nantz star in a national commercial with Papa John to announce the free pizza offer LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's is celebrating the return of Tournament Time with a slam-dunk offer for a free pizza. Simply place an order for $11 or more at pap...
Mar 21, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phone number in contact information of release should read: Steve Higdon, 502-261-4710 (sted Steve Higdon, 502-261-4723). The corrected release reads: PAPA JOHN'S ANNOUNCES CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, ANDREW VARGA, RESIGNS TO TAKE PRESIDENT ...
Apr 8, 2013
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 Orlan...
Apr 18, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's is taking a swing at helping fight childhood cancer by donating $100 for every homerun hit by a Louisville Bats' player this season at Slugger Field, and $1,000 for every grand slam, through its Homers for Heroes campaign. The donation will go to the Addison Jo Blair...
Apr 25, 2013
From now through May 26, get a large Buffalo Chicken pizza for just $11 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Due to overwhelming consumer demand, beginning today Papa John's is bringing back its award-winning Buffalo Chicken pizza — a savory combination of creamy ranch sauce, al...
May 7, 2013
2013 Earnings Guidance Increased; First Quarter Comparable Sales Increases of 1.6% for North America and 8.2% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013. ...
May 16, 2013
Papa John's Founder Challenges Knicks Super Fan With Donation of 100 Pizzas LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following the announcement of Papa John's partnership with the NBA's Indiana Pacers, Papa John Schnatter — Founder, Chairman and CEO of Papa John's International, Inc...
May 24, 2013
Company's goal is to raise $50,000 for the USO; Papa John's Founder, John Schnatter, to host a pizza party celebration for 10,000 troops and their families at Charlotte Motor Speedway LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pizza lovers throughout the country can join Papa John's in thanking the ...
May 26, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Papa John's Pizza is standing behind the devastated community of Moore, Oklahoma by rolling out a special offer throughout the day today — Sunday, May 26th — to help fuel the relief effort.  All day long today, Papa John's will donate $1 for every pizza order — with the proceeds going ...
Jun 19, 2013
Consumers rate Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction for the 12th time in the last 14 years LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's has again earned the top spot in customer satisfaction among national pizza chains in the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index ...
Jun 20, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today announced the latest signing to its all-star lineup as legendary NFL running back Jerome "The Bus" Bettis was introduced as the brand's newest franchisee. Bettis, in partnership with Bajco Group, now owns three restaurant...
Jul 15, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today announced it has signed an agreement as the Official Pizza Partner with another elite football league -- The Football League in the United Kingdom. The agreement represents the first UK sport sponsorship b...
Aug 5, 2013
To celebrate, Papa John's is giving customers 50% off pizzas online and a chance to win tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, is thanking America for making it the top-ranked national pizza company with a top-ranke...
Aug 6, 2013
Tony Thompson promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Schnatter LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to President a...
Aug 6, 2013
EPS Increased 30.5% on Strong Comparable Sales; Board Approves Quarterly Dividend LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013. Hig...
Sep 3, 2013
From now through Sept. 15, orders of $15 or more will earn Papa Rewards members a free pizza when they use the promo code TOUCHDOWN LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, is making one of the best times of year, the kickoff of the NFL season, a...
Sep 12, 2013
Promotion features a special pizza offer each week with Pepsi, Twitter contest for a Super Bowl XLVIII trip, and dedicated fan site LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's has teamed with the NFL Network and Pepsi to bring fans an exciting promotion that will enhance their Thursday Ni...
Sep 30, 2013
Freshly baked, family sized cookie is just $5 with any pizza purchase through Oct. 27 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Just in time for National Cookie Month, Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today is introducing Papa's NEW Chocolate Chip Cookie. Mega-sized, fil...
Oct 9, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's today hosted a grand celebration in London in recognition of the company reaching the 1,000th international restaurant milestone. The celebration, which featured an international flair with guests waving flags from some of the 35 countries and territories that ...
Oct 10, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the hiring of Bob Kraut as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Kraut, a transformative marketing leader who joins Papa John's after most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing ...
Oct 29, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per common share, payable November 22, 2013, to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 11, 2013. At this quarterly ...
Nov 5, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced it has signed a partnership deal to be the Official Pizza of the New York Yankees. As part of the deal, Papa John's will be the exclusive branded pizza sold in Yankee Stadium, have in-stadium signage, and will have t...
Nov 5, 2013
Earnings Guidance Increased; Two-for-One Stock Split Declared LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 29, 2013. Highlights ...
Nov 15, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, the world's third-largest pizza delivery company, today announced it is reviewing its national agency of record to ensure it has the right resources in place to help the brand achieve its next level of growth. "As the recognize...
Nov 25, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Reinforcing its customer happiness leadership position, Papa John's today unveiled a new pizza that is sure to delight customers nationwide -- the New Chipotle Chicken & Bacon pizza. A savory combination of creamy chipotle sauce, sliced Chicken Poppers, ...
Nov 26, 2013
Every $25 Papa Card purchase earns a free large, one-topping pizza! LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Struggling to find that perfect gift this holiday season? How about giving the gift of Quality with a Papa John's gift card, and rewarding yourself with a free pizza in the process? ...
Dec 9, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the world's third-largest pizza delivery company, today announced that Avan Projects Pvt. Ltd., has purchased a majority interest in OM Pizza & Eats, Papa John's franchisee in India. As a result, Avan Projects will take over the day-to-day operations of all ...
Dec 10, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After receiving requests from more than 60 agencies to participate in its agency review, Papa John's International, the world's third-largest pizza delivery company, today announced four finalists have emerged to be its creative agency of record: Arnold Worldwide, based in Bosto...
Jan 2, 2014
Get a large one-topping pizza for 30 cents with the purchase of any large pizza at regular menu price! LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In 1984, while most people were focused on watching that year's two hot new TV series, Miami Vice and The Cosby Show, or catching the blockbuster...
Jan 8, 2014
Program offers zero franchise fee, reduced royalties for the first five years of operation, and a free set of ovens for new restaurants signed through 2014 LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After another strong year of restaurant openings in 2013, Papa John's is onc...
Jan 20, 2014
Papa John's becomes the first national QSR pizza company to allow customers to design, purchase and send gift cards through a mobile-optimized Web site LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In another technology first, Papa John's today launched the QSR pizza industry's first systemwid...
Jan 28, 2014
Celebration also includes sampling of its latest pizza offering, Double Cheeseburger Pizza, at Super Bowl Blvd. LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With Super Bowl XLVIII less than a week away pitting two Papa John's-sponsored teams against one another, Papa John's, the Official Pizz...
Jan 29, 2014
Offer promoted with a new commercial featuring a surprise appearance by NFL and Super Bowl legend Joe Montana LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the Official Pizza of the NFL and Super Bowl XLVIII, is celebrating 30 years of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." with a free ...
Jan 30, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share, payable February 21, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 10, 2014. At this quarterly ...
Feb 24, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the world's third largest pizza delivery company, has selected Grey as its new national advertising agency of record. Grey is charged with evolving and freshening Papa John's TV creative and all campaign communication elements, and integrating digital advertising an...
Feb 25, 2014
2014 Operating Assumptions and Earnings Guidance Announced LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 29, 2013. Highlights ...
Mar 11, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the world's third largest pizza delivery company, has retained Edelman as its public relations agency of record. Edelman, the world's largest PR firm, is charged with assisting Papa John's with both proactive and reactive external communications processes and strate...
Mar 24, 2014
Sportscaster Jim Nantz reminds America that Papa John's was the first with online ordering in new commercial promoting a free pizza offer LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's, the technology leader in the QSR pizza category, today is launching a television commercial starring iconi...
Apr 9, 2014
Franchisees recognized for exemplifying Papa John's commitment to superior-quality and unparalleled customer service LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced its Franchisees of the Year during its recent annual operators conference...
Apr 28, 2014
Indiana swingman dishes new Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza with Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO John Schnatter LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the NBA playoffs in full swing, what's the latest slam dunk? Paul George, Papa John's and the new Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza. ...
Apr 29, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.125 per common share, payable May 23, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12, 2014. At this quarterly dividend rate, the...
May 6, 2014
First Quarter Comparable Sales Increases of 9.6% for North America and 6.4% for International LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 30, 2014. ...
May 8, 2014
Get a large one-topping pizza, 10-piece Chicken Poppers and a bread side for just $16.99! LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Will it be a quarterback, a running back or possibly an offensive lineman -- who will be your favorite NFL team's #1 draft pick tonight? There's no better way...
May 15, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the promotion of Steve Ritchie to the position of Chief Operating Officer. In addition, the Company's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Schnatter, will assume the additional role of President of ...
May 27, 2014
Get a large Greek pizza for just $12; add a Chocolate Chip Cookie for only $5 more! LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In addition to its array of historical sites, Greece is a top destination throughout the Mediterranean known for its cuisine featuring fresh, high-quality, premium ...
Jun 10, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced the appointment of Laurette Koellner to the Company's Board of Directors. "We are thrilled to welcome Laurette to our Board of Directors, and look forward to the value her extensive business experienc...
Jun 17, 2014
Papa John's earns the top spot in the ACSI for an unprecedented 13th time in the past 15 years LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Papa John's is tops in customer satisfaction among limited-service restaurants, according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) release...
Jun 24, 2014
If the U.S. team scores twice Thursday, get 50% off all large pizzas on Friday, June 27 with Papa John's "Score Twice Half Price" promotion LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When the U.S. soccer team takes on Germany Thursday, they will be playing for much more than the chance to advance to...
Jul 1, 2014
If the U.S. team scores twice Tuesday against Belgium, get 50% off all large pizzas on Wednesday, July 2, with Papa John's "Score Twice Half Price" promotion LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The excitement continues to build around the U.S. soccer team's chance to advance to the q...
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