The pizza company celebrates latest clean label milestone in its
BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. promise
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
In December of 2015, Papa
John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced that its grilled
chicken pizza toppings and chicken poppers would consist of poultry
raised without human or animal antibiotics and fed on a vegetarian diet
by summer 2016. Today, the world's third-largest pizza delivery company
celebrates the fulfillment of that promise on its clean label journey.
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"When Papa John's opened its doors in 1984, I had one goal in mind:
BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. Today, our clean label journey remains
an essential part of that promise, and our commitment to our customers
is as strong as ever," said Founder, Chairman and CEO "Papa John"
Schnatter. "The completion of the transition to raised without
antibiotics chicken toppings on our pizza and poppers is just one better
ingredient moment, and we're excited to show our customers what we have
in store for the future."
This change comes as part of the company's ongoing efforts to address
consumer preferences, which have evolved to demand and expect
"We've taken a lot of steps to bring our customers transparency around
our ingredients," said Sean Muldoon, Papa John's Chief Ingredient
Officer. "Since December, hundreds of hours were spent on product
development and testing to bring our better grilled chicken pizza
toppings and poppers to consumers. This is a proud day for Papa John's."
Over the years, Papa John's has solidified its clean label leadership
position by becoming the first national pizza delivery chain to
announce the removal of the following ingredients across its entire food
Preservatives BHA and BHT;
Flavor enhancer MSG;
Cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils;
Artificial flavors and synthetic colors; and
High fructose corn syrup.
This fall customers will hear more from the company about the clean
ingredient commitments including an effort around cage-free eggs. Papa
John's is committed to converting to cage-free eggs by the end of 2016.
These future changes are just some of the ingredient areas Papa John's
is exploring to deliver on its promise of "better."
In June, Papa
John's was ranked No. 1 among QSR-pizza brands in customer satisfaction
and product quality. The 2016 recognition marks the 15th time out of the
previous 17 years that the pizza brand led the pizza industry in overall
customer satisfaction. The brand's commitment to quality is a journey
not a destination and the desire to be "better" is certainly not
About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 15 of the past 17 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in
customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American
Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza
Sponsor of the National Football League and Official Pizza
of Major League Baseball. For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
Twitter at www.twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza,
and Vine at www.vine.co/papajohns.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising
with Papa John's at www.papajohns.com/franchise.
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Papa John's International Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
Director, Public Relations
Source: Papa John's International Inc.
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