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                            SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION
 
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                         PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.
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                                    [LETTTERHEAD]


                                    P.O. Box 99900
                           Louisville, Kentucky  40269-0900



                                                                   April 8, 1999

Dear Stockholder:

     On behalf of the entire Papa John's team, I invite you to join us for the
Company's upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders.  The meeting will begin at
11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 1999, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 West
Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

     Following the formal items of business to be brought before the meeting, we
will discuss our 1998 results and answer your questions.  After the meeting, we
hope you will join us for a slice of the BETTER PIZZA!

     Thank you for your continued support of Papa John's.  We look forward to
seeing you on May 20.

                                        Sincerely,



                                        JOHN H. SCHNATTER
                                        -----------------------------------
                                        FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER



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                           PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                                    P.O. Box 99900
                           Louisville, Kentucky  40269-0900



                       NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
                               TO BE HELD MAY 20, 1999

To the Stockholders:

     The Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Papa John's International, Inc. (the
"Company") will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 West Jefferson Street,
Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, May 20, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.), for the
following purposes:

     (1)  To elect three directors to serve until the annual meeting of
          stockholders in 2002;

     (2)  To consider and approve an amendment to the Papa John's International,
          Inc. 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan to increase the number of
          shares available for issuance thereunder;

     (3)  To consider and approve an amendment to the Papa John's International,
          Inc. 1993 Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan to increase the
          number of shares available for issuance thereunder;

     (4)  To consider and approve the adoption of the Papa John's International,
          Inc. 1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan;

     (5)  To ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's
          independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 26, 1999; and

     (6)  To transact such other business as may properly come before the
          meeting or any adjournment thereof.

     A Proxy Statement describing matters to be considered at the Annual Meeting
is attached to this Notice.  Only stockholders of record at the close of
business on March 26, 1999, are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the
meeting.

                                   By Order of the Board of Directors



                                   CHARLES W. SCHNATTER 
                                   SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY
                                     AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Louisville, Kentucky
A
pril 8, 1999


                                      IMPORTANT

WHETHER OR NOT YOU EXPECT TO BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING, PLEASE MARK, DATE AND
SIGN THE ENCLOSED PROXY AND RETURN IT IN THE ENVELOPE WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED. 
IN THE EVENT YOU ATTEND THE MEETING, YOU MAY REVOKE YOUR PROXY AND VOTE YOUR
SHARES IN PERSON.


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                           PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                                    P.O. Box 99900
                           Louisville, Kentucky  40269-0900


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                                   PROXY STATEMENT

                            ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
                               TO BE HELD MAY 20, 1999


                               -----------------------


                                 GENERAL INFORMATION

     This Proxy Statement and accompanying proxy card are being furnished in
connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors (the
"Board") of Papa John's International, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the
"Company"), to be voted at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the
"Annual Meeting") and any adjournments thereof.  The Annual Meeting will be held
at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky on
Thursday, May 20, 1999, at 11:00 a.m. (E.D.T.) for the purposes set forth in
this Proxy Statement and the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting.  This Proxy
Statement and accompanying proxy card are first being mailed to stockholders on
or about April 8, 1999.

     A stockholder signing and returning a proxy has the power to revoke it at
any time before the shares subject to it are voted by (i) notifying the
Secretary of the Company in writing of such revocation, (ii) filing a duly
executed proxy bearing a later date or (iii) attending the Annual Meeting and
voting in person.  If a proxy is properly signed and returned to the Company and
not revoked, it will be voted in accordance with the instructions contained
therein.  Unless contrary instructions are given, the proxy will be voted FOR
the nominees for director named in the Proxy Statement, FOR the amendment to the
1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan, FOR the amendment to the 1993 Non-Employee
Directors Stock Option Plan, FOR the adoption of the 1999 Team Member Stock
Ownership Plan, and FOR the ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's
independent auditors for the 1999 fiscal year and in the discretion of proxy
holders on such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting.

     The original solicitation of proxies by mail may be supplemented by
telephone and other means of communication and through personal solicitation by
officers, directors and other employees of the Company, at no compensation. 
Corporate Investor Communications, Inc. has been retained to distribute proxy
materials and to provide proxy solicitation services for a fee of approximately
$6,500, plus reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.  Proxy materials will also be
distributed through brokers, custodians and other like parties to the beneficial
owners of the Company's Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (the "Common
Stock"), and the Company will reimburse such parties for their reasonable
out-of-pocket and clerical expenses incurred in connection therewith.



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                          RECORD DATE AND VOTING SECURITIES

     The Board has fixed the record date (the "Record Date") for the Annual
Meeting as the close of business on March 26, 1999, and all holders of record of
Common Stock on this date are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the
Annual Meeting and any adjournment thereof.  A list of stockholders entitled to
vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for inspection by any stockholder
for any purpose reasonably related to the Annual Meeting for a period of ten
days prior to the Annual Meeting at the Company's principal executive offices at
11492 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky.  At the Record Date, there were
30,109,459 shares of Common Stock outstanding.  For each share of Common Stock
held on the Record Date, a stockholder is entitled to one vote on each matter to
be considered at the Annual Meeting.  A majority of the outstanding shares
present in person or by proxy is required to constitute a quorum to transact
business at the meeting.

     Votes cast by proxy or in person at the Annual Meeting will be tabulated by
the inspectors of election appointed for the meeting, who also will determine
whether a quorum exists.  Abstentions or "withheld" votes will be treated as
present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining a quorum, but as
unvoted for purposes of determining the approval of matters submitted to the
stockholders.  Since Delaware law treats only those shares voted "for" a matter
as affirmative votes, abstentions or withheld votes will have the same effect as
negative votes or votes "against" a particular matter.  If a broker indicates
that it does not have discretionary authority as to certain shares to vote on a
particular matter, such shares will not be considered as present and entitled to
vote with respect to that matter.


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                SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF MANAGEMENT AND PRINCIPAL HOLDERS

     The following table sets forth certain information as of the Record Date
with respect to the beneficial ownership of Common Stock by (i) each director or
nominee for director of the Company, (ii) each of the executive officers named
in the Summary Compensation Table in this Proxy Statement, (iii) all directors
and executive officers as a group and (iv) each person known to the Company to
be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of the outstanding Common Stock.


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                                                                 NUMBER OF      PERCENT OF
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS                                  SHARES(1)      CLASS(2)
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<S>                                                              <C>            <C>
John H. Schnatter
P.O. Box 99900
Louisville, Kentucky  40269. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    6,965,017 (3)          23.1%

Wade S. Oney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      683,100 (4)           2.2%

Charles W. Schnatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      222,292 (5)             * 

Blaine E. Hurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       62,564 (6)             * 

Robert J. Wadell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        4,700 (7)             * 

E. Drucilla Milby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       18,844 (8)             * 

O. Wayne Gaunce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       52,724 (9)             * 

Jack A. Laughery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      44,250 (10)             * 

Michael W. Pierce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      48,872 (11)             * 

Richard F. Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      11,450 (12)             * 

All directors and executive officers as a group
(16 persons, including those named above). . . . . . . . .   8,271,678 (13)          26.4%

OTHER 5% BENEFICIAL OWNERS

FMR Corp.
82 Devonshire Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02109 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3,840,400 (14)          12.8%

AMVESCAP PLC
11 Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4YR
England

1315 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia  30309. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1,532,900 (14)           5.1%

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*  Represents less than 1% of class.

(1)  Based upon information furnished to the Company by the named persons and
     information contained in filings with the Securities and Exchange
     Commission (the "Commission").  Under the rules of the Commission, a person
     is deemed to own beneficially shares over which the person has or shares
     voting or investment power or which the person has the right to acquire
     beneficial ownership within 60 days.  Unless otherwise indicated, the named
     persons have sole voting and investment power with respect to shares shown
     as owned by them.
(2)  Based on 30,109,459 shares outstanding as of March 26, 1999, the Record
     Date for the Annual Meeting.  Shares of Common Stock subject to currently
     exercisable options are deemed outstanding for purposes of


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     computing the percentage of class for the person or group holding such
     options but are not deemed outstanding for purposes of computing the
     percentage of class for any other person or group.
(3)  Includes (a) 93,778 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date, (b) 642,890 shares held in trust for Mr. Schnatter's minor
     children, (c) 395,500 shares held in a family limited partnership and (d)
     75,750 shares held by a foundation.  Mr. Schnatter holds sole voting and
     investment power for all such shares.
(4)  Includes 661,574 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date.
(5)  Includes 50,502 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of the
     Record Date.
(6)  Includes 62,564 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of the
     Record Date.
(7)  Includes 4,700 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of the
     Record Date.
(8)  Includes 18,799 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of the
     Record Date.
(9)  Includes (a) 43,500 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date and (b) 5,137 shares held in a trust of which Mr. Gaunce is
     trustee with voting and investment power.
(10) Includes (a) 40,500 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date and (b) 3,750 shares held by Mr. Laughery's spouse, as to
     which shares Mr. Laughery disclaims beneficial ownership.
(11) Includes (a) 39,500 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date, (b) 9,000 shares held by a partnership in which Mr. Pierce
     has a 50% interest, as to which Mr. Pierce shares voting and investment
     power, and 114 shares held by Mr. Pierce's spouse, as to which shares Mr.
     Pierce disclaims beneficial ownership.
(12) Includes 11,250 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of the
     Record Date and 200 shares held in a trust of which Mr. Sherman's daughter
     is trustee.
(13) Includes 1,277,258 shares subject to options exercisable within 60 days of
     the Record Date held by all directors and executive officers.
(14) As disclosed in a Schedule 13G filed with the Commission.  Reflects
     beneficial ownership (based on sole or shared voting or dispositive power)
     of the reporting entity and its affiliates reported as of December 31,
     1998, in the case of FMR Corp., and as of February 8, 1999, in the case of
     AMVESCAP, PLC.


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                              1.  ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

     The Company's Certificate of Incorporation provides for a classified board
of directors, with three classes of directors each nearly as equal in number as
possible.  Each class serves for a three-year term and one class is elected each
year.  The Board of Directors is authorized to fix the number of directors
within the range of three to 15 members, and, effective at the 1999 Annual
Meeting, the Board size has been set at eight members.  John H. Schnatter,
Blaine E. Hurst and Wade S. Oney are the members of the class to be elected at
the Annual Meeting and have been nominated to serve as directors for a
three-year term expiring at the annual meeting to be held in 2002. The remaining
five directors will continue to serve in accordance with their previous
elections.

     It is intended that shares represented by proxies received in response to
this Proxy Statement will be voted for the nominees listed below, unless
otherwise directed by a stockholder in his or her proxy.  Although it is not
anticipated that any of the nominees will decline or be unable to serve, if that
should occur the proxy holders may, in their discretion, vote for a substitute
nominee or nominees.  Directors are elected by a plurality of the votes cast.

     Set forth below is information concerning the nominees for election and
each director whose term will continue after the 1999 Annual Meeting.


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<CAPTION>

                                                                                                  DIRECTOR
NAME                                                        AGE  POSITION OR OFFICE                 SINCE
- ----                                                        ---  ------------------                 -----
     NOMINEES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD
          FOR A 3-YEAR TERM EXPIRING IN 2002
<S>                                                         <C>  <C>                                <C>
John H. Schnatter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      37   Founder, Chairman of               1990
                                                                 the Board and Chief
                                                                 Executive Officer

Blaine E. Hurst. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      42   President, Vice                    1996
                                                                 Chairman and Director

Wade S. Oney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      37   Chief Operating Officer            --

     DIRECTORS CONTINUING IN OFFICE
          TERM EXPIRING IN 2001

Charles W. Schnatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      36   Senior Vice President,             1993
                                                                 Secretary, General
                                                                 Counsel and Director

Richard F. Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      55   Director                           1993

          TERM EXPIRING IN 2000

O. Wayne Gaunce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      66   Director                           1993

Jack A. Laughery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      64   Director                           1993

Michael W. Pierce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      47   Director                           1993

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     JOHN H. SCHNATTER.  John Schnatter created the Papa John's concept and
founded the Company in 1985.  He has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer since 1990 and, from 1985 to 1990, served as President.  He
has been a Papa John's franchisee since 1986.

     BLAINE E. HURST.  Blaine Hurst has served as President since October 1996
and became Vice Chairman of the Company in April 1998.  From February 1995 to
October 1996, he served as Chief Information Officer of the Company after having
joined the Company in January 1995 as Vice President of Information Systems. 
From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Hurst was Vice President of Information Systems for
Boston Chicken, Inc.  From 1989 to 1993, Mr. Hurst was a consulting partner with
Ernst & Young.  He was a Papa John's franchisee from 1996 to 1998.

     WADE S. ONEY.  Wade Oney has served as Chief Operating Officer since 1995. 
From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Oney served as the Company's Regional Vice President of
Southeast Operations.  From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Oney held various positions with
Domino's Pizza, Inc. as follows:  from 1991 to 1992, Senior Vice President,
Northeast; from 1990 to 1991, Senior Vice President, Product Implementation; and
from 1989 to 1990, Vice President of Operations.  Mr. Oney has been a franchisee
of the Company since 1993.

     CHARLES W. SCHNATTER.  Charles Schnatter has served as General Counsel and
Secretary since 1991 and has been a Senior Vice President of the Company since
1993.  From 1988 to 1991, he was an attorney with Greenebaum Doll & McDonald
PLLC, Louisville, Kentucky, a law firm that provides legal services to the
Company.  He was a Papa John's franchisee from 1989 to 1997.  Mr. Schnatter
serves on the board of directors of PJ America, Inc.

     RICHARD F. SHERMAN.  Mr. Sherman is a private investor who has been a 
Papa John's franchisee, and a consultant to the Company, since 1991.  From 
1987 to 1991, Mr. Sherman was Chairman and President of Rally's Hamburgers, 
Inc.  From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Sherman was President and a director of Church's 
Chicken, Inc. From 1971 to 1984, Mr. Sherman was Group Executive Vice 
President and Director of Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. and its parent, Imasco 
USA, Inc.  Mr. Sherman serves on the board of directors of Taco Cabana, Inc., 
and Reed's Jewelers, Inc. and is Chairman of the board of directors of PJ 
America, Inc.

     O. WAYNE GAUNCE.  Since 1988, Mr. Gaunce has been the principal of Gaunce
Management, which oversees the operation of franchised restaurants, including
Papa John's, Long John Silver's and Jerry's restaurants.  For more than the past
five years, Mr. Gaunce has also developed and managed real estate properties,
principally in the restaurant industry.  Mr. Gaunce has been a Papa John's
franchisee since 1991.

     JACK A. LAUGHERY.  Mr. Laughery is a restaurant investor and consultant,
and has been a Papa John's franchisee since 1992.  From 1990 until his
retirement in 1994, Mr. Laughery was Chairman of Hardee's Food Systems, Inc. 
From 1962 to 1990, Mr. Laughery was employed by Hardee's Food Systems, Inc.,
retiring as Chief Executive Officer in 1990.  Mr. Laughery serves on the board
of directors of Mass Mutual Corporate Investors and Mass Mutual Participation
Investors.

     MICHAEL W. PIERCE.  Since 1987, Mr. Pierce has been President of Arkansas
Investment Group, Inc., which owns real estate in central Arkansas.  Since 1992,
Mr. Pierce has been President of Arkansas Pizza Group, Inc., a Papa John's
franchisee.  Since 1996, Mr. Pierce has been President of Missouri Pizza Group,
LLC, a Papa John's franchisee, and Highbar Management Group, Inc., which
provides management services.  From 1974 to 1985, Mr. Pierce was involved in
real estate development and construction, including development of restaurant
properties.

     John and Charles Schnatter are brothers.  There are no other family
relationships among the Company's directors, executive officers and other key
personnel.  

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     The Board met on six occasions during 1998.  Each director attended at
least 75% of the meetings of the Board and the Board committees on which he
served during his period of service in 1998.


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COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     In addition to an Executive Committee, which is comprised of John
Schnatter, Charles Schnatter and Richard Sherman, the Board of Directors has
standing Compensation and Audit Committees.  The Board does not have a
nominating committee or other committee serving a similar function.

     The Compensation Committee is currently comprised of Messrs. Gaunce and
Laughery.  The functions of the Compensation Committee are to review and approve
annual salaries and bonuses for all corporate officers and management personnel,
review, approve and recommend to the Board of Directors the terms and conditions
of all employee benefit plans and administer the 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive
Plan.  The Compensation Committee met three times in 1998.

     The Audit Committee is comprised of Charles Schnatter and Messrs. Sherman
and Pierce.  The functions of the Audit Committee are to recommend annually to
the Board of Directors the appointment of the independent auditors of the
Company, discuss and review the scope and the fees of the prospective annual
audit and review the results thereof with the independent auditors, review and
approve non-audit services of the independent auditors, review compliance with
accounting and financial policies of the Company, review the adequacy of the
financial organization of the Company and review management's procedures and
policies relative to the adequacy of the Company's internal accounting controls
and compliance with federal and state laws relating to accounting practices. 
The Audit Committee met two times in 1998.


COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS

     Directors who are not also employees of the Company are eligible to
participate in the Company's 1993 Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan (the
"Director Plan").  Under the terms of the Director Plan, non-employee directors
who do not otherwise hold options to purchase shares of Common Stock upon their
initial election to the Board of Directors are awarded options to purchase
27,000 shares of Common Stock upon joining the Board.  Each non-employee
director (regardless of option ownership) is then eligible to receive options
for an additional 13,500 shares after three years of continuous Board service. 
The options are granted at fair market value and vest in equal one-third
installments upon the earlier of each subsequent annual meeting of stockholders
or the anniversary of the option grant date.  In addition, non-employee
directors who serve on the Executive Committee of the Board receive an annual
award of 7,500 options (at fair market value and with a two-year vesting
schedule).

     Non-employee directors also receive reimbursement of reasonable
out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with their attendance at Board and
committee meetings.  Directors who are employees of the Company do not receive
additional compensation for services rendered as a director.

     During 1998, Mr. Sherman was compensated at a rate of $7,500 per month,
plus group health insurance coverage, for providing consulting services to the
Company; his compensation increased to $10,000 per month in February 1999.  See
"Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation."


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                                EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

     The following table sets forth information concerning the annual and
long-term compensation paid, earned or accrued by the Company's Chief Executive
Officer and its next four most highly compensated executive officers for
services rendered in all capacities to the Company for the years indicated.

                              SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                                              LONG-TERM 
                                                 ANNUAL COMPENSATION                      COMPENSATION AWARDS
                                     --------------------------------------------      --------------------------
                                                                                                      SECURITIES
                                                                     OTHER ANNUAL      RESTRICTED     UNDERLYING      ALL OTHER
                                                                     COMPENSATION        STOCK          STOCK        COMPENSATION
    NAME AND PRINCIPAL POSITION     YEAR    SALARY($)    BONUS($)       ($)(1)         AWARDS($)      OPTIONS(#)        ($)(2)
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<S>                                 <C>     <C>          <C>         <C>               <C>            <C>            <C>
John H. Schnatter                   1998      $275,000   $       0        --               $0               5,000          $183,368 
  Founder, Chairman and             1997       217,307           0        --                0             100,000           183,244 
  Chief Executive Officer           1996        99,000           0      $16,265             0              85,278           383,700 

Blaine E. Hurst                     1998       275,769           0        --                0              80,000                 0 
  Vice Chairman and                 1997       225,000           0        --                0              80,000                 0 
  President                         1996       191,346      32,500        --                0             249,000                 0 

Wade S. Oney                        1998       150,000      77,500        --                0                   0                 0 
  Chief Operating Officer           1997       150,000      85,000        --                0             339,533                 0 
                                    1996       150,000     115,000        --                0             187,305                 0 

Robert J. Wadell                    1998       223,846           0        --                0               5,000                 0 
  President, PJ Food Service        1997       176,538      50,000        --                0              20,000                 0 
                                    1996       125,000      10,000        --                0              75,000                 0 

E. Drucilla Milby                   1998       193,500           0        --                0               5,000                 0 
  Chief Financial Officer           1997       172,500           0        --                0              20,000                 0 
  and Treasurer                     1996       149,904      25,000        --                0              78,122                 0 

</TABLE>


__________________________
(1)  Except as otherwise indicated, perquisites and other personal benefits
     paid to each named executive officer were less than 10% of the officer's
     annual salary and bonus.  The amount reported for John Schnatter in 1996
     includes an automobile allowance of $7,800, tax preparation services valued
     at $8,270 and group term life insurance premiums of $195.
(2)  Represents premiums advanced by the Company for the purchase of
     split-dollar life insurance coverage.  The premiums will be recovered by
     the Company out of the cash value or proceeds from the policy.


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                          OPTION GRANTS IN LAST FISCAL YEAR 

     The following table sets forth information as to stock options granted to
the named executive officers during the 1998 fiscal year.  The Company does not
grant stock appreciation rights ("SARs").


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<CAPTION>

                                                     % OF TOTAL
                                     NUMBER OF         OPTIONS                                            POTENTIAL REALIZABLE
                                    SECURITIES       GRANTED TO        EXERCISE                             VALUE AT ASSUMED
                                    UNDERLYING        EMPLOYEES        OR BASE                           ANNUAL RATES OF STOCK
                                      OPTIONS         IN FISCAL         PRICE        EXPIRATION           PRICE APPRECIATE FOR
 NAME                               GRANTED(1)          YEAR          ($/SHARE)         DATE                 OPTION TERM(2)
- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        5% ($)          10% ($)
                                                                                                    --------------------------------
<S>                                 <C>              <C>              <C>           <C>             <C>             <C>
 John H. Schnatter . . . . . .         5,000(3)         0.4%          $39.13         12/15/08       $   123,050     $   311,800

 Blaine E. Hurst . . . . . . .        80,000(4)         6.1%           43.50         04/15/08         2,188,800       5,548,400

 Wade S. Oney  . . . . . . . .             0             --               --            --                   --              --

 Robert J. Wadell  . . . . . .         5,000(3)         0.4%           39.13         12/15/08           123,050         311,800

 E. Drucilla Milby . . . . . .         5,000(3)         0.4%           39.13         12/15/08           123,050         311,800

</TABLE>


__________________________
(1)  All options were awarded under the 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan, and
     all grants except Mr. Hurst's are contingent upon approval by the Company's
     stockholders to increase the maximum number of shares authorized for
     issuance under the Incentive Plan.  See "PROPOSAL TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT
     TO THE COMPANY'S 1993 STOCK OWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PLAN."  All options vest
     immediately in the event of a change in control of the Company and all
     options granted to the named executive officers have a term of 10 years.
(2)  Assumed annual appreciation rates are set by the Securities and Exchange
     Commission and are not a forecast of future appreciation.  The amounts
     shown are pre-tax and assume the options will be held throughout the entire
     ten-year term.  If Papa John's Common Stock does not increase in value
     after the grant date of the options, the options are valueless.
(3)  These options become exercisable in four annual installments of 10%, 20%,
     30% and 40% beginning December 15, 1999.
(4)  These options become exercisable in four annual installments of 10%, 20%,
     30% and 40% beginning April 15, 1999.


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                         AGGREGATED OPTION EXERCISES IN LAST
                    FISCAL YEAR AND FISCAL YEAR-END OPTION VALUES

     Set forth below is information with respect to option exercises by the
named executive officers in the 1998 fiscal year and unexercised stock options
held by the named executive officers at the end of the Company's 1998 fiscal
year.  There were no SARs outstanding at the 1998 fiscal year-end.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                              NUMBER OF SECURITIES
                                                            UNDERLYING UNEXERCISED          VALUE OF UNEXERCISED
                                                                  OPTIONS AT              IN-THE-MONEY OPTIONS AT
                          SHARES                              FISCAL YEAR-END(#)            FISCAL YEAR-END($)(2)
                         ACQUIRED      VALUE            -----------------------------   ------------------------------
NAME                   ON EXERCISE   REALIZED(1)        EXERCISABLE     UNEXERCISABLE   EXERCISABLE      UNEXERCISABLE
- ----                   -----------   ----------
<S>                    <C>           <C>                <C>             <C>             <C>              <C>       
John H. Schnatter....        0               --             93,778          164,000      $2,153,639       $2,082,627
Blaine E. Hurst......        0               --             96,314          355,999       2,032,930        4,928,982
Wade S. Oney.........        0               --            661,754            4,050       8,755,921          120,650
Robert J. Wadell.....   15,515         $294,314              2,900           85,700          47,950        1,134,327
E. Drucilla Milby....   20,454          546,239             24,931           85,700         423,726        1,134,327

</TABLE>


_____________________________
(1)  The Value Realized represents the difference between the fair market value
     on the date of exercise and the total option exercise price.
(2)  Based on the difference between the option exercise price and the last
     reported sale price of the Common Stock ($41.00) as reported on The Nasdaq
     Stock Market on December 24, 1998, the last trading day of the Company's
     1998 fiscal year.

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

     Wade Oney has served as Chief Operating Officer pursuant to an Employment
Agreement with the Company dated October 9, 1997 (the "Employment Agreement"). 
Upon agreeing to extend his employment through 1998, Mr. Oney was granted an
option to purchase 150,000 shares of Common Stock at $27.00 per share that
became exercisable in two installments at June 28, 1998 and December 27, 1998. 
Mr. Oney is paid an annual salary of $150,000.  In addition, Mr. Oney is
eligible to earn an annual bonus of up to $100,000.  The term of the Employment
Agreement expired December 27, 1998, although Mr. Oney continues to serve as
Chief Operating Officer.

     Prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer, entities in which Mr.
Oney owned an equity interest were awarded franchise and development rights to
develop a total of 29 Papa John's restaurants in Orlando, Tampa and Southeast
Florida.  Under the terms of the Employment Agreement, the Company has made a
loan to one such franchise entity, Bam-Bam Pizza, Inc., for the development and
operation of Papa John's restaurants; the loan is personally guaranteed by Mr.
Oney.  See "COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION --
Franchise And Development Arrangements" and "COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS
AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION -- Franchisee Loan Program."


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              COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

     The following report includes a discussion of the Compensation Committee's
philosophy on executive compensation, the primary components of the Company's
compensation program and a description of the Chief Executive Officer's
compensation package during 1998.

     COMPENSATION PRINCIPLES.  The Compensation Committee is responsible for
advising the Board of Directors on matters relating to the compensation of the
Company's executive officers and administering the Company's 1993 Stock
Ownership Incentive Plan (the "1993 Plan").  The Compensation Committee believes
the following principles are important in compensating executive officers:

     - Compensation awarded by the Company should be effective in attracting,
       motivating and retaining key executives;

     - Incentive compensation should be awarded based on the achievement of
       growth or operational targets at the Company, its subsidiaries or
       restaurants, as appropriate to the executive officer; and

     - Executive officers should have an equity interest in the Company to
       encourage them to manage the Company for the long-term benefit of
       stockholders.

     The Company's executive officers are compensated through a combination of
salary, cash bonuses and stock option awards under the 1993 Plan, each of which
is discussed below.

     ANNUAL SALARY.  The Committee reviews salary levels on an annual basis with
the Chief Executive Officer and the Company's other senior managers, and makes
adjustments as appropriate or necessary to keep employees motivated.  The
Committee also has reviewed annually Mr. Oney's Employment Agreement, the term
of which expired December 27, 1998.  The Committee gives great weight to the
Chief Executive Officer's recommendations as to annual salary levels of the
Company's executive officers.

     BONUS PROGRAM.  During 1998, certain officers and employees within the
Company's restaurant operations, commissary and equipment areas, including
several executive officers, were eligible to receive bonuses based on the
attainment of operational goals during the fiscal year.  The operational goals
include targeted sales and profits at the restaurant or commissary level, or on
a Company-wide basis, depending upon the employee's position, or the opening of
a targeted number of Company-owned or franchised restaurants.  The Board retains
discretion to award bonuses in excess of the pre-determined maximum if growth or
performance is exceptional and results from the efforts of the officer or
employee.  Other officers received discretionary cash bonuses based upon a
review of performance by his or her supervisor or, in the case of executive
officers, the Committee.

     INCENTIVE PLAN AWARDS.  For 1998, stock options for a fixed number of
shares were awarded under the 1993 Plan to executive officers and other
officers, management personnel and staff, based on job classification.  In
addition, Mr. Hurst was granted an option to purchase 80,000 shares as the
second of two installments, to reflect his additional responsibilities
previously assumed as President and Vice Chairman of the Company.  All of the
options vest in four annual installments with respect to 10%, 20%, 30% and 40%
of the option amount.  Except with respect to Mr. Hurst's grant, the grants are
contingent upon approval by the Company's stockholders of an amendment to the
1993 Plan to increase the maximum number of shares of the Company's Common Stock
authorized for issuance under the 1993 Plan.  See "PROPOSAL TO APPROVE AN
AMENDMENT TO THE COMPANY'S 1993 STOCK OWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PLAN."

     The Committee believes that stock options and other equity-based incentives
are a valuable tool in encouraging executive officers and other employees to
align their interests with the interests of the stockholders and to manage the
Company for the long-term.  Non-qualified options to purchase 181,974 shares of
the Company's Common Stock were granted under the 1993 Plan in 1998, including
grants subject to stockholder approval of the amendment of the 1993 Plan, to all
executive officers (including the Company's Chief Executive Officer), with an
exercise price equal to the fair market value of the underlying Common Stock on
the date of grant.


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     The Committee has approved, and the Company's Board of Directors has
adopted, subject to stockholder approval, the Papa John's International, Inc.
1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan (the "1999 Plan").  See "PROPOSAL TO
APPROVE THE ADOPTION OF THE PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC. 1999 TEAM MEMBER
STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN."  The Committee believes that grants of stock options
under the 1999 Plan will continue to garner the commitment and service of key
management personnel, and other officers and employees by allowing these
employees to share in the appreciation and value of the Company's Common Stock.

     COMPENSATION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.  The Compensation Committee
determined the salary, bonus and stock options received by John H. Schnatter,
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, for services
rendered in 1998.  Consistent with the compensation policies and components
described above, and in light of the Company's growth and Mr. Schnatter's wide
scope of responsibilities, Mr. Schnatter received a base salary of $275,000 for
1998.  As of December 15, 1998, Mr. Schnatter also received non-qualified
options to purchase 5,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock.  He did not
receive a cash bonus during 1998.

     OBRA DEDUCTIBILITY LIMITATION.  The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of
1993 ("OBRA") limits the deduction by public companies of compensation of
certain executive officers to $1 million per year, per executive officer, unless
certain criteria are met.  Executive compensation in 1998 did not exceed this
limit.  It is the Company's policy to comply whenever appropriate and possible
with the requirements of OBRA applicable to the qualification of any such
compensation for deductibility, and the Committee continues to review issues
relating to this compensation deduction limitation.

                                                          COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

                                                                 O. Wayne Gaunce
                                                               Jack A. Laughery 


             COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION

     Immediately prior to its initial public offering of Common Stock in June
1993, the Company's Board of Directors adopted a policy requiring that all
future transactions with affiliates be on terms comparable to those that the
Company could obtain from unaffiliated third parties.  In addition, the policy
requires that all such transactions be approved by a majority of the members of
the Board who are not officers or employees of the Company and who do not have
an interest in the transaction.

     The current members of the Compensation Committee, Messrs. Gaunce and
Laughery, are franchisees of the Company.  In addition, Mr. Sherman provides
consulting services to the Company pursuant to a consulting agreement, as
described below under "Consulting Agreement."  Set forth below is a description
of transactions during the Company's last fiscal year involving these directors,
as well as other directors and executive officers of the Company.

FRANCHISE AND DEVELOPMENT ARRANGEMENTS

     Prior to the Company's initial public offering of Common Stock in June
1993, certain executive officers and directors of the Company acquired equity
interests in entities that were franchisees of the Company and that had rights
to develop Papa John's restaurants.  Certain of the entities acquired
development rights at reduced development fees and also pay a reduced franchise
fee when each restaurant is opened.  However, such entities pay royalties at the
same rate as other franchisees.  The Company has entered into additional
franchise and development agreements with non-employee directors and executive
officers of the Company and entities in which they have an equity interest, and
may continue to do so in the future.  It is expected that any such arrangements
will be on terms no more favorable than with independent third parties.

     Set forth below is a description of franchise and development arrangements
between the Company and entities in which the Company's executive officers and
directors, as well as their immediate family members, have an equity interest as
of the end of the fiscal year or prior to an acquisition of the entity, and the
amount of franchise fees,


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development fees and royalties earned by or paid to the Company from such
entities during the last fiscal year.  Such entities also purchase various food
and other products from the Company's commissary system and may purchase the
equipment and other items needed to open a Papa John's restaurant from the
Company.  All such purchases and sales are made on terms and at rates identical
to those that may be obtained from the Company by an independent franchisee.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

<S><C>
 NAME AND PERCENTAGE OWNED                                         FRANCHISE ENTITY -- AMOUNTS EARNED/DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS

 John H. Schnatter (76.00%)                                        JOE K CORPORATION -- Operates one restaurant in Louisville,
 Annette Schnatter (24.00%)                                        Kentucky.  Paid royalties of $44,377 in 1998.  John and Annette
                                                                   Schnatter are husband and wife.

 Richard F. Sherman (79.50%)                                       SHERFIZ, INC. AND SHERFIZ II, INC. -- Operates two restaurants
 John H. Schnatter (8.25%)                                         in Ohio and one in West Virginia.  Paid royalties of $97,285 in
                                                                   1998.

 Richard F. Sherman (80.00%)                                       P.J. CAMBRIDGE, INC. -- Operates one restaurant in Ohio and two
 John H. Schnatter (8.00%)                                         in West Virginia.  Paid royalties of $79,045 in 1998.

 Blaine E. Hurst (51.00%)                                          MOUNTAIN PIZZA GROUP, L.L.C.(1) -- Operated seven restaurants
                                                                   in Colorado.  Paid royalties of $91,726 in 1998.

 Wade S. and Elizabeth Oney (100.00%)                              BAM-BAM PIZZA, INC. -- Operates 12 restaurants in Florida. 
                                                                   Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $37,500.  Paid royalties of $336,327 in 1998.  Wade and
                                                                   Elizabeth Oney are husband and wife.

 Wade S. Oney (100.00%)                                            L-N-W PIZZA, INC. -- Operates 12 restaurants in Florida.  Paid
                                                                   royalties of $464,976 in 1998.

 Wade S. Oney (50.00%)                                             BROWN'S PIZZA, INC. -- Operates two restaurants in Florida. 
                                                                   Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $20,000.  Paid royalties of $32,808 in 1998.

 Nicholas H. Sherman (9.25%)                                       PJ LOUISIANA, INC. (F/K/A EASY CHEESE, L.L.C.)(2) -- Operated
 Merida L. Sherman (9.25%)                                         12 restaurants in Louisiana.  Franchise and development fees
                                                                   earned by the Company in 1998 were $75,500.  Paid royalties of
                                                                   $312,827 in 1998.  Nicholas and Merida Sherman are the children
                                                                   of Richard F. Sherman.

 Nicholas H. Sherman (4.70%)                                       MICHIGAN CHEESE, INC. -- Operates one restaurant in Michigan. 
 Merida L. Sherman (4.70%)                                         Paid royalties of $21,866 in 1998.

 Richard F. Sherman (20.00%)                                       PJ CAROLINA, INC. -- Operates three restaurants in North
                                                                   Carolina.  Franchise and development fees earned by the Company
                                                                   in 1998 were $40,000.  Paid royalties of $39,589 in 1998.

 Richard F. Sherman (20.74%)                                       PJ UTAH, L.L.C.(2) -- Operated 14 restaurants in Utah. 
 Jack A. Laughery (10.90%)                                         Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $120,000.  Paid royalties of $245,044 in 1998.

 Richard F. Sherman (7.90%)                                        PJ AMERICA, INC. ("PJ America") -- PJ America operates 82
 Jack A. Laughery (4.60%)                                          restaurants in Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Oregon, Washington and
                                                                   California.  Franchise and development fees earned by the
                                                                   Company in 1998 were $338,500.  Paid royalties of $2,096,218 in
                                                                   1998.


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 Richard F. Sherman (20.80%)                                       PJIOWA, L.C. -- Operates 13 restaurants in Iowa and two
 Jack A. Laughery (20.80%)                                         restaurants in Illinois.  Franchise and development fees earned
                                                                   by the Company in 1998 were $92,500.  Paid royalties of
                                                                   $227,225 in 1998.

 Jack A. Laughery (16.86%)                                         HOUSTON PIZZA VENTURE, LLC  -- Operates 46 restaurants in
 Helen Laughery (4.00%)                                            Texas.  Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in
 Brenda Weinke (2.00%)                                             1998 were $185,000.  Paid royalties of $1,070,063 in 1998. 
 Kelly Winstead (2.00%)                                            Helen Laughery is the wife of Jack Laughery, and Brenda Weinke,
 M. Christine Laughery  (2.00%)                                    Kelly Winstead, M. Christine Laughery and Sarah McCauley are
 Sarah McCauley (2.00%)                                            his daughters.

 Jack A. Laughery (25.00%)                                         PJ NEW ENGLAND, LLC -- Operates 22 restaurants in Connecticut,
                                                                   Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
                                                                   Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $200,000.  Paid royalties of $314,194 in 1998.

 Michael W. Pierce (70.00%)                                        MISSOURI PIZZA GROUP, LLC -- Operates five restaurants in
                                                                   Missouri.  Franchise and development fees earned by the Company
                                                                   in 1998 were $20,000.  Paid royalties of $157,239 in 1998.

 Michael W. Pierce (70.00%)                                        ARKANSAS PIZZA GROUP, INC. -- Operates 13 restaurants in
                                                                   Arkansas.  Paid royalties of $309,222 in 1998.

 Michael W. Pierce (90.00%)                                        OKLAHOMA PIZZA GROUP, LLC -- Operates four restaurants in
                                                                   Oklahoma.  Paid royalties of $79,537 in 1998.

 Wayne Gaunce (25.33%)                                             H & H PIZZA, INC.; ILMO, INC.; P & G PIZZA, INCORPORATED; AND
 Patrick Gaunce (35.00%)                                           OWG, INC. -- These entities operated 35 restaurants during 1998
                                                                   in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and
                                                                   Alabama.  Franchise and development fees earned by the Company
                                                                   from these entities in 1998 were $25,000.  Paid royalties
                                                                   aggregating $909,436 in 1998.  Patrick Gaunce is the son of
                                                                   Wayne Gaunce.

 Wayne Gaunce (15.20%)                                             TEXAS P.B., INC. -- Operates six restaurants in Texas. 
 Patrick Gaunce (21.00%)                                           Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $20,000.  Paid royalties of $162,378 in 1998.

 Patrick Gaunce (100%)                                             SPG, INC. -- Operates two restaurants in Bowling Green,
                                                                   Kentucky.  Paid royalties of $93,589 in 1998.

 Wayne Gaunce (12.67%)                                             MICHIGAN RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. -- Operates nine restaurants in
 Patrick Gaunce (17.50%)                                           Michigan.  Franchise and development fees earned by the Company
                                                                   in 1998 were $37,000.  Paid royalties of $213,831 in 1998.

 Wayne Gaunce (12.67%)                                             CAMELBACK PIZZA, INC. -- Operates 20 restaurants in Arizona. 
 Patrick Gaunce (18.20%)                                           Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $100,000.  Paid royalties of $311,226 in 1998.

 Wayne Gaunce (8.44%)                                              MIRAGE PIZZA, INC. -- Operates one restaurant in Arizona. 
 Patrick Gaunce (11.67%)                                           Franchise and development fees earned by the Company in 1998
                                                                   were $20,000.  Paid royalties of $16,958 in 1998.

</TABLE>


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________________________

(1)  During December 1997, the Company acquired a 49% equity ownership interest
     in Mountain Pizza Group, L.L.C. ("MPG"), an entity that operated seven Papa
     John's restaurants in Denver, Colorado, for $150,000 in cash. The 49%
     equity ownership interest was acquired from Blaine E. Hurst, who remained
     the 51% majority owner of MPG until July 1998, when the Company acquired
     the remaining ownership interest for $565,000 in cash.

(2)  PJ Louisiana, Inc. and PJ Utah, L.L.C. were acquired by PJ America, Inc.
     during the 1998 fiscal year.  Franchise and development fees earned by the
     Company and royalties paid after the acquisitions are reported as having
     been earned from or paid by PJ America, Inc.

PJ AMERICA, INC. STOCK WARRANT

     PJ America, Inc., Papa John's largest franchisee ("PJ America"), completed
an initial public offering of its common stock ("IPO") effective October 25,
1996.  In connection with the IPO, PJ America issued a warrant to purchase
225,000 shares of its common stock to the Company.  The warrant is exercisable
in whole or in part at any time within five years from the closing date of the
IPO, and the purchase price of each share of PJ America common stock pursuant to
the warrant is $11.25 per share (90% of the IPO price of $12.50 per share).  The
warrant was issued by PJ America to the Company in consideration for the grant
by the Company of rights to enter into development agreements for certain
specified territories and the waiver by the Company of certain market transfer
fees.  The Company's agreement with PJ America anticipates that PJ America will
pay standard development and franchise fees in connection with opening
restaurants in the specified territories.  In addition to his ownership interest
as set out above, Mr. Sherman is Chairman of the Board of PJ America.  Charles
Schnatter is also a director of PJ America. 

FRANCHISEE LOAN PROGRAM

     In 1996, the Company established a program under which selected franchisees
could borrow funds for use in the construction and development of their
restaurants from Capital Delivery, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the
Company.  Loans under the program typically bear interest at fixed or floating
rates (ranging from 5.5% to 9.8% at December 27, 1998), and are generally
secured by the fixtures, equipment, signage (and, where applicable, the land) of
each restaurant, the ownership interests in the franchisee and, in certain
circumstances, guarantees of the franchisee owners.  Under the terms of the
applicable loan agreement, interest only is payable over the term of the loan,
generally 12 to 24 months.  Thereafter, if the loan is not in default, the
franchisee may convert the loan to a term loan with principal and interest
payable monthly, amortized over a four- to six-year term.

     Set forth below is a description of franchise loan transactions between
Capital Delivery, Ltd. and entities in which the Company's executive officers
and directors, as well as their immediate family members, have an equity
interest, the amount outstanding and the rate of interest paid on such loans as
of February 23, 1999.  The amount outstanding shown is equal to the largest
aggregate amount of indebtedness of each entity under the franchisee loan
program since the beginning of the Company's last fiscal year or the outstanding
principal balance for franchise loans that have converted to term loans.


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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                    PRINCIPAL AMOUNT      INTEREST
          NAME AND                                                  OUTSTANDING AT          RATE
     PERCENTAGE OWNED                     FRANCHISEE               FEBRUARY 23, 1999         (%)
     ----------------                     ----------               ------------------  --------------
<S>                                <C>                             <C>                 <C>
Jack A. Laughery (16.86%)          Houston Pizza Venture, LLC         $2,000,000           8.75%
Helen Laughery (4.00%)
Brenda Weinke (2.00%)
Kelly Winstead (2.00%)
M. Christine Laughery (2.00%)
Sarah McCauley (2.00%)

Michael W. Pierce (70.00%)         Missouri Pizza Group, LLC             788,474           8.75%

Wade S. Oney and
Elizabeth Oney (100%)              Bam-Bam Pizza, Inc.                 1,526,198           7.50%

Wade S. Oney (100%)                L-N-W Pizza, Inc.                     371,322           8.00%

</TABLE>


CONSULTING AGREEMENT

     The Company and Mr. Sherman are parties to a Consulting Agreement dated 
March 29, 1991, as amended (the "Consulting Agreement"), pursuant to which 
the Company pays Mr. Sherman a monthly consulting fee of $10,000 (as of 
February 1999) and provides him with group health insurance.  The total 
amount paid to Mr. Sherman in 1998 under the Consulting Agreement was 
$90,000, and the value of group health benefits provided to Mr. Sherman in 
1998 was $3,300.  Mr. Sherman is also entitled to compensation at a rate of 
$157 per hour for each hour of consulting service provided in excess of 30 
hours per month.  Under the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Sherman was awarded an 
option on April 1, 1991, to purchase 617,873 shares of Common Stock at an 
exercise price of $0.05 per share. The option has been exercised.  After 
termination of the Consulting Agreement, Mr. Sherman has agreed not to 
compete with the Company in any capacity for a period of 12 months, and in 
any business that offers pizza on a delivery basis anywhere in the United 
States for a period of two years.


OTHER TRANSACTIONS

     During 1998, the Company paid $950,218 to Hampton Airways, Inc. ("Hampton")
and $15,924 to Hemisphere Airways, Inc. ("Hemisphere") for charter aircraft
services.  Included in the amount paid to Hampton is $194,019 for use of a
charter aircraft owned by RFS Aviation Corporation ("RFS").  Hampton's sole
shareholder is John Schnatter, the Company's Founder and Chief Executive
Officer.  Hemisphere was owned 50% by John Schnatter and 50% by Charles
Schnatter, the Company's Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel,
until its dissolution effective December 28, 1998.  RFS's sole shareholder is
Richard F. Sherman, a director of the Company.  The Company believes the rates
charged to the Company were at or below rates that could have been obtained from
an independent third party for similar aircraft.

     During 1998, the Company advanced a total of $283,817 to Joe K 
Corporation ("Joe K"), a franchisee owned by the Company's Founder and Chief 
Executive Officer and his spouse, toward construction, design and equipment 
costs of a new prototype restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky.  The advances 
were made during the design and construction phase of the project in 
consideration of Joe K's willingness to permit the Company to test certain 
experimental and prototypical construction, design and equipment ideas in the 
restaurant.  Additional advances were made in 1999 and construction of the 
restaurant was completed in February 1999.  Upon a final accounting of the 
project and a replication of the facility in a second location in 1999, Joe K 
will repay the Company the actual costs Joe K would have incurred to 
construct the restaurant had final design and construction plans been 
available at the beginning of the project.  The Company will be responsible 
for the remaining development costs associated with the project.

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              SECTION 16(a) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE

     Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act")
requires the Company's directors and executive officers, and persons who own
more than 10% of the Company's Common Stock, to file initial stock ownership
reports and reports of changes in ownership with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and The Nasdaq Stock Market.  Based on a review of these reports and
written representations from the reporting persons, the Company believes that
all applicable Section 16(a) reporting requirements were complied with for all
Common Stock transactions in 1998.


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[LETTERHEAD]


 
               Comparison of Five-Year Cumulative Total Returns
                             Performance Graph for
                        Papa John's International, Inc.

PREPARED BY THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SECURITY PRICES
Produced on 03/26/1999 including data to 12/24/1998



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                       Date        Company Index    Market Index     Peer Index
                    <S>            <C>              <C>              <C>
                    12/23/1993         100.000         100.000         100.000 
                    01/27/1994         100.000         104.553         100.650 
                    02/25/1994          99.083         103.533          99.686 
                    03/25/1994         114.679         103.579         101.295 
                    04/26/1994          94.495          97.051          94.030 
                    05/27/1994          93.578          96.932          87.737 
                    06/27/1994          92.661          93.168          82.365 
                    07/27/1994          92.661          94.247          82.504 
                    08/26/1994          98.165         101.304          88.424 
                    09/27/1994          96.330         100.243          85.763 
                    10/27/1994         110.092         102.003          83.045 
                    11/25/1994         108.486          98.975          75.817 
                    12/23/1994         100.000          98.923          73.123 
                    01/27/1995         115.826         101.326          76.546 
                    02/27/1995         114.679         104.902          79.135 
                    03/27/1995         116.055         110.077          78.678 
                    04/27/1995         129.358         112.342          81.273 
                    05/26/1995         130.275         116.669          86.872 
                    06/27/1995         130.275         123.121          87.642 
                    07/27/1995         159.633         135.441          92.413 
                    08/25/1995         147.706         136.888          95.046 
                    09/27/1995         158.716         137.833          91.982 
                    10/27/1995         136.238         137.846          89.030 
                    11/27/1995         155.046         138.389          91.784 
                    12/29/1995         151.147         141.804          89.450 
                    01/26/1996         155.963         140.014          85.661 
                    02/27/1996         194.495         148.752          91.151 
                    03/27/1996         220.183         147.275          97.417 
                    04/26/1996         262.844         160.175         102.807 
                    05/24/1996         273.853         168.716         102.862 
                    06/27/1996         266.972         157.897          99.321 
                    07/26/1996         230.504         146.088          89.905 
                    08/27/1996         255.963         155.399          95.367 
                    09/27/1996         279.358         166.710          94.287
                    10/25/1996         279.358         164.504          87.126
                    11/27/1996         271.445         173.827          91.206
                    12/27/1996         268.864         174.592          86.921
                    01/27/1997         223.968         182.791          87.421
                    02/27/1997         204.358         176.829          81.124
                    03/27/1997         218.807         168.744          78.228
                    04/25/1997         190.940         163.071          70.645
                    05/27/1997         264.220         190.464          77.675
                    06/27/1997         288.991         194.528          80.209
                    07/25/1997         287.958         212.317          83.228
                    08/27/1997         287.958         216.596          80.139
                    09/26/1997         268.348         227.810          85.113
                    10/27/1997         262.156         208.109          78.716
                    11/26/1997         272.477         216.720          80.394
                    12/26/1997         262.156         205.820          73.877
                    01/27/1998         271.445         214.897          72.189
                    02/27/1998         306.536         241.414          82.911
                    03/27/1997         320.986         248.508          85.982
                    04/27/1998         331.307         247.536          83.384
                    05/27/1998         324.082         240.601          80.426
                    06/26/1998         328.727         253.519          78.558
                    07/27/1998         319.954         262.468          74.431
                    08/27/1998         248.738         229.960          63.249
                    09/25/1998         286.926         238.789          59.075
                    10/27/1998         298.795         234.904          62.066
                    11/27/1998         343.692         276.178          65.348
                    12/24/1998         338.532         297.313          66.028
</TABLE>



The index level for all series was set to 100.0 on 12/23/1993

                                    Legend


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
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Symbol   CRSP Total Returns Index for:                     12/1993    12/1994    12/1995    12/1996    12/1997    12/1998
- ------   ----------------------------                      -------    -------    -------    -------    -------    -------
<S>      <C>                                               <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>
  -      Papa John's International Inc.                     100.0      100.0      151.1      268.9      262.2      338.5
  *      Nasdaq Stock Market (US Companies)                 100.0       98.9      141.8      174.6      205.8      297.3
  =      NASDAQ Stocks (SIC 5800-5899 US Companies)         100.0       73.1       89.4       86.9       73.9       66.0
         Eating and drinking places 

Notes:
    A. The lines represent monthly index levels derived from compounded daily returns that include all dividends.
    B. The indexes are reweighted daily, using the market capitalization on the previous trading day.
    C. If the monthly interval, based on the fiscal year-end, is not a trading day, the preceding trading day is used.
    D. The index level for all series was set to $100.0 on 12/23/1993.

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                2.  PROPOSAL TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPANY'S
                         1993 STOCK OWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PLAN

     The Board of Directors has adopted, and recommends that stockholders
approve, an amendment to the Company's 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan (the
"1993 Plan").  This amendment is being made to increase the number of shares of
Common Stock reserved for issuance under the 1993 Plan from 6,000,000 shares to
6,400,000 shares.  At March 26, 1999, options to purchase 4,544,062 shares of
Common Stock were outstanding, and 31,700 restricted shares had been issued,
under the 1993 Plan.  The Company has issued options to purchase 45,000 shares
to executive officers, including options to purchase 5,000 shares each to
John H. Schnatter, Robert J. Wadell and E. Drucilla Milby, and options to
purchase 485,513 shares to employees who are not executive officers, subject to
approval of this amendment. At March 26, 1999, 123,422 shares would have been
available for issuance under the 1993 Plan if this amendment had been in effect,
taking into account the grants subject to approval of this amendment.  The
proposed amendment does not affect the provision in the 1993 Plan that limits
the maximum aggregate number of shares of restricted stock (which is limited to
225,000) that may be issued under the 1993 Plan.

     The Board of Directors of the Company also has adopted, subject to
stockholder approval, the Papa John's International, Inc. 1999 Team Member Stock
Ownership Plan (the "1999 Plan").  See "PROPOSAL TO APPROVE ADOPTION OF THE
COMPANY'S 1999 TEAM MEMBER STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN."  If the Company's stockholders
approve adoption of the 1999 Plan, the Company does not intend to grant any
significant number of options under the 1993 Plan in the future (excluding the
options granted subject to stockholder approval of this amendment).

     Upon stockholder approval of the amendment, the Company intends to file a
registration statement on Form S-8 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
with respect to the additional shares issuable under the 1993 Plan.

DESCRIPTION OF THE 1993 PLAN

     The 1993 Plan was approved by the Company's Board of Directors and
stockholders in 1993.  The 1993 Plan permits awards to the Company's employees
of performance units (which may be paid in cash or shares of Common Stock),
restricted stock and stock options.  The 1993 Plan currently reserves for
issuance an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of Common Stock, no more than 225,000
shares of which may be issued in the form of restricted shares.  The 1993 Plan
is intended to advance the interests of the Company and its stockholders by
encouraging employees, who are largely responsible for the long-term success and
development of the Company, to acquire and retain an ownership interest in the
Company.  The Company believes that equity incentives represented by stock
options enhance the Company's ability to attract and retain needed personnel. 
The amendment to the 1993 Plan increases the number of shares of Common Stock
reserved for issuance under the 1993 Plan by 400,000 shares.

     Employees of the Company are eligible to receive awards under the 1993 Plan
when designated by the committee responsible for administering the 1993 Plan
(the "Committee").  The Committee may designate eligible employees as it deems
appropriate.  At December 27, 1998, the Company had approximately 14,321
employees.

     Restricted stock consists of shares of Common Stock that are sold or
transferred by the Company to an employee at a price that may be below their
fair market value or for no payment, but subject to restrictions on their sale
or other transfer by the employee.

     Performance units are rights to receive a payment from the Company that may
be payable in cash or shares of Common Stock or both, provided certain
performance standards are met.  The 1993 Plan provides that the Committee will
determine the performance goals based on business criteria that may include net
income, earnings per share or return on equity for the Company, or net income or
return on equity for a region, subsidiary or other unit of the Company
("Performance Goals").  The Committee may establish more than one level of
performance criteria such that a portion of the maximum number of performance
units is allocated if a level (other than the highest level) is attained.  The
Committee also determines the number of performance units to be granted.  The
Committee is required to establish Performance Goals applicable to a fiscal year
within 90 days of the commencement of that year and the 


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maximum number of performance units that may be allocated to a participant in a
calendar year is limited to 150,000 units.  Moreover, the Committee is required
to certify that the Performance Goals have been satisfied prior to the payment
of any units.  To date, no performance units have been awarded under the 1993
Plan.

     The Committee may also grant stock options under the 1993 Plan.  The
Committee determines the number and purchase price of the shares of Common Stock
subject to an option, the term of each option and the time or times during its
term when the option becomes exercisable.  The term of a stock option may not
exceed ten years from the date of grant and generally may not be exercised
earlier than six months after the date of grant.  No stock option will be issued
with an exercise price below the fair market value of a share of Common Stock on
the date of grant.  On the Record Date, the closing price per share of the
Company's Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Stock Market was $44.00.  The
maximum number of stock options that may be awarded to any participant in any
calendar year is limited to options for no more than 250,000 shares.

     Stock options granted under the 1993 Plan may be either incentive stock
options ("ISOs") that qualify under Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended (the "Code"), or stock options that do not so qualify
("NQSOs").  ISOs granted to any employee holding more than 10% of the combined
voting power of all classes of stock of the Company must be granted with an
exercise price of not less than 110% of fair market value.  To date, no ISOs
have been awarded under the 1993 Plan.  Optionees may exercise options under the
1993 Plan by paying cash, tendering shares of Common Stock or through a cashless
exercise procedure.  Upon a Change in Control (as defined in the 1993 Plan) of
the Company, all outstanding options will become fully vested and immediately
exercisable.

     The number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the 1993
Plan will be adjusted in the event of a merger, consolidation, reorganization,
stock dividend, stock split or other change in corporate structure or
capitalization affecting the Common Stock.  Any shares of Common Stock reserved
for issuance under the 1993 Plan in excess of the number of shares as to which
options or other benefits are actually awarded under the 1993 Plan, plus any
shares as to which options or other benefits awarded under the 1993 Plan may
lapse, expire, terminate or be canceled, generally will be either (i) available
for the grant of future awards under the 1993 Plan, or (ii) if the 1999 Plan
receives stockholder approval, reserved and available for issuance or reissuance
under the 1999 Plan.

     The 1993 Plan will terminate on the earliest to occur of (i) the date when
all shares of Common Stock available under the 1993 Plan have been acquired
through the exercise of options, lapse of restrictions or payment of benefits
under the 1993 Plan, (ii) April 15, 2003, or (iii) such other date as the Board
of Directors may determine.  The Board may amend, modify or terminate the 1993
Plan, but may not, without the prior approval of stockholders, make any
amendment that would materially increase the benefits accruing to participants
under the 1993 Plan, materially increase the total number of shares of Common
Stock that may be issued under the 1993 Plan or materially modify the class of
employees eligible to participate in the 1993 Plan, if such approval is required
by the Code, Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act")
and the rules promulgated thereunder, any national securities exchange or system
on which the Common Stock is then listed or reported or a regulatory body having
jurisdiction over the Company.  No amendments to the 1993 Plan will impair the
rights of any participant without such participant's consent.

FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES

     Because tax results may vary due to individual circumstances, participants
in the 1993 Plan are urged to consult their personal tax advisors regarding tax
consequences of awards or grants, or the sale of any shares received, under the
1993 Plan.  The Federal income tax consequences of awards under the 1993 Plan,
as previously disclosed to stockholders, will not be affected by the proposed
amendment.   

     NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTIONS

     The granting of a NQSO does not produce taxable income to the optionee or a
tax deduction to the Company.  Taxable ordinary income generally will be
recognized by the optionee at the time of exercise in an amount equal to the
excess of the fair market value of the shares purchased at the time of exercise
over the aggregate option price.  The 


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Company is entitled to a corresponding Federal income tax deduction.  The tax
basis for the shares acquired is the option price plus the taxable income
recognized. 

     INCENTIVE STOCK OPTIONS

     In the case of an ISO, an optionee will not recognize any taxable income at
the time of grant and the Company will not be entitled to a Federal income tax
deduction.  No income will be recognized by an optionee at the time of exercise
of the ISO.  If the optionee holds the shares acquired upon exercise of the ISO
for at least two years from the date of grant of the ISO and at least one year
from the date of exercise, the optionee would realize taxable long-term capital
gain or loss upon a subsequent sale of the shares at a price different from the
option price.  If the foregoing holding period is met, no deduction would be
allowed to the Company for Federal income tax purposes at any time.  If,
however, the optionee disposes of the shares prior to satisfying the required
holding period, generally (1) the optionee would realize ordinary income in the
year of such disposition in an amount equal to the difference between (a) the
fair market value of such shares on the date of exercise or (b) the sales price,
whichever is less, and the option price; (2) the Company would be entitled to a
deduction for such year in the amount of the ordinary income so realized; and
(3) the optionee would realize capital gain in an amount equal to the difference
between (a) the amount realized upon the sale of the shares and (b) the option
price plus the amount of ordinary income, if any, realized upon the disposition.

     RESTRICTED STOCK

     In the absence of an election under section 83(b) of the Code ("Section
83(b) Election"), a participant who receives restricted stock will recognize no
income at the time of issuance.   When the restriction period expires with
respect to shares of restricted stock, a participant will recognize ordinary
income equal to the fair market value of the shares as of the date the
restrictions expire over the amount paid for such shares (if any).  The
participant's basis for the shares is equal to the amount paid (if any) plus the
ordinary income recognized, and the holding period begins just after the
restriction period ends.  An employee may, however, make a Section 83(b)
Election to include in income in the year of purchase or grant the excess of the
fair market value of the shares (computed without regard to the restrictions) on
the date of purchase or grant over their purchase price.   The Company will be
entitled to a deduction in the same year and in the same amount as income is
recognized by the participant.  If a Section 83(b) Election is made, a
participant's basis for the shares will be the amount paid for the shares, if
any, plus the ordinary income recognized.

     PERFORMANCE UNITS

     Generally, performance units granted to a participant will be taxable to
the participant in the amount of cash and the fair market value of shares
received.  The Company will be entitled to a deduction for such amount at the
time it is includible in the income of the participant.

     The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of Common
Stock present at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, is required for the
approval of this amendment to the 1993 Plan.  THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS
A VOTE "FOR" APPROVAL OF THE 1993 PLAN AMENDMENT.  Shares of Common Stock
covered by proxies executed and received in the accompanying form will be voted
in favor of the amendment, unless otherwise specified on the proxy.


                     3.  PROPOSAL TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE
             COMPANY'S 1993 STOCK OPTION PLAN FOR NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTORS

PROPOSED AMENDMENT

     The Board of Directors has authorized an amendment to the Company's 1993
Stock Option Plan for Non-Employee Directors (the "Director Plan") to increase
the number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance 


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under the Director Plan from 270,000 to 370,000 shares.  At March 26, 1999,
options to purchase 208,000 shares of Common Stock under the Director Plan were
outstanding, and 106,750 shares would have been available for issuance under the
Director Plan if this amendment had been in effect.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DIRECTOR PLAN

     The Director Plan was approved by the stockholders and Board of Directors
of the Company in 1993.  The Director Plan currently reserves for issuance an
aggregate 270,000 shares of Common Stock under the Director Plan.  The Director
Plan is intended to promote the interests of the Company and its stockholders by
encouraging non-employee directors of the Company to acquire an ownership
interest in the Company.  Under the terms of the Director Plan, non-employee
directors who do not otherwise hold options to purchase shares of Common Stock
upon their initial election to the Board of Directors are awarded options to
purchase 27,000 shares of Common Stock upon joining the Board.  Each director
(regardless of option ownership) is eligible to receive an additional option to
purchase 13,500 shares of Common Stock after three years of continuous Board
service.  All options are granted at fair market value and, as to the options
described in this paragraph, vest in equal one-third installments upon the
earlier of each subsequent Annual Meeting of Stockholders or the anniversary of
the option grant date.

     The Director Plan also provides that, in addition to other options awarded
under the Director Plan, any non-employee director who serves on the Executive
Committee of the Board of Directors shall receive an annual award of an option
to purchase 7,500 shares of Common Stock.  Those options vest at six-month
intervals in installments of 25% each, beginning six months after the option
award date.

     Only NQSOs may be granted under the Director Plan and the options must have
an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Common Stock at the date
of grant.  Upon a Change in Control (as defined in the Director Plan) of the
Company, the optionee has the right to exercise the option in full.  Options may
be paid for in cash at the time of exercise, except that in lieu of all or part
of such payment, an optionee may tender shares of Common Stock having a fair
market value equal to the exercise price, less any amount paid in cash.  The
term of options granted under the Director Plan will expire on the earliest of
(i) three months after the optionee ceases to be a director for any reason other
than death, disability or removal for cause, (ii) one year after the optionee
ceases to be a director by reason of death or disability, (iii) a director's
removal for cause or (iv) 10 years after the date of grant.

     The Director Plan is designed to operate automatically and not to require
administration.  However, to the extent administration is required, it is
provided by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, or by any
other committee consisting of two or more disinterested persons appointed by the
Board of Directors.  The number of shares available for issuance under the
Director Plan will be adjusted in the event of a merger, consolidation,
reorganization, stock dividend, stock split or other change in corporate
structure or capitalization affecting the Common Stock.  Shares of Common Stock
subject to, but not delivered under, an option terminating or expiring for any
reason prior to its exercise in full will be available for the grant of future
options under the Director Plan.

     The Board of Directors may amend, modify or terminate the Director Plan,
but may not, without the prior approval of stockholders, make any amendment that
would materially increase the benefits accruing to non-employee directors under
the Director Plan, increase the total number of shares of Common Stock which may
be issued under the Director Plan or modify the eligibility requirements to
receive options under the Director Plan.  The Director Plan will terminate on
the earliest to occur of (i) the date when all Common Stock available under the
Director Plan is acquired through the exercise of options, (ii) April 15, 2003
or (iii) such other date as the Board of Directors may determine.

FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES

     The Federal income tax consequences of option awards under the Director
Plan, as previously disclosed to stockholders, are not affected by the
amendment.  The granting of an NQSO does not produce taxable income to the
optionee or a tax deduction to the Company.  Taxable ordinary income will
generally be recognized by the optionee at the time of 


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exercise in an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the shares
purchased at the time of such exercise over the aggregate option price.  The
Company will be entitled to a corresponding Federal income tax deduction.

     The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of Common
Stock present at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, is required for
approval of this amendment to the Director Plan.  THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" APPROVAL OF THE DIRECTOR PLAN AMENDMENT.  Shares of
Common Stock covered by proxies executed and received in the accompanying form
will be voted in favor of the amendment, unless otherwise specified on the
proxy.


                       4.  PROPOSAL TO APPROVE ADOPTION OF THE
                   COMPANY'S 1999 TEAM MEMBER STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN

     The Board of Directors has adopted, and recommends that stockholders
approve, the Company's 1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan (the "1999 Plan"),
a copy of which is attached to this Proxy Statement as Exhibit A.  No grants of
stock options or awards of other benefits under the 1999 Plan have been made.

     Upon stockholder approval of the amendment, the Company intends to file a
registration statement on Form S-8 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
with respect to the shares issuable under the 1999 Plan.

DESCRIPTION OF THE 1999 PLAN

     The 1999 Plan was approved by the Company's Board of Directors on
February 25, 1999.  The 1999 Plan permits the award to eligible participants of
performance units (which may be paid in cash or shares of Common Stock),
restricted stock and stock options.  The 1999 Plan is intended to advance the
interests of the Company and its stockholders by encouraging eligible
participants, who are largely responsible for the long-term success and
development of the Company, to acquire and retain an ownership interest in the
Company.  The Company believes that equity incentives enhance the Company's
ability to attract and retain needed personnel.

     The 1999 Plan reserves for issuance an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of
Common Stock, no more than 100,000 of which may be used in the form of
restricted stock.  In addition, any shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance
under the 1993 Plan in excess of the number of shares as to which options or
other benefits are actually awarded under the 1993 Plan, plus any shares as to
which options or other benefits awarded under the 1993 Plan may lapse, expire,
terminate or be canceled, shall also be reserved and available for issuance or
reissuance under the 1999 Plan.

     Employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and consultants or other
advisors providing services to the Company or a subsidiary are eligible to
receive awards under the 1999 Plan when designated by the committee responsible
for administering the 1999 Plan (the "Committee").  The Committee may designate
eligible participants as it deems appropriate.

     Restricted stock consists of shares of Common Stock that are sold or
transferred by the Company to a participant at a price that may be below their
fair market value or for no payment, but subject to restrictions on their sale
or other transfer by the participant.  The maximum number of shares of
restricted stock issued under the 1999 Plan that may be awarded to any
participant in any calendar year is 100,000 shares.

     Performance units are rights to receive a payment from the Company that may
be payable in cash or shares of Common Stock or both, provided certain
performance standards are met.  The 1999 Plan provides that the Committee will
determine the performance goals based on business criteria that may include net
income, growth in net income, earnings per share, growth in earnings per share,
return on equity or return on capital for the Company, or for a region,
subsidiary or other operating unit of the Company ("Performance Goals").  The
Committee may establish more than one level of performance criteria such that a
portion of the maximum number of 


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performance units is allocated if a level (other than the highest level) is
attained.  The Committee also determines the number of performance units to be
granted.  The maximum payment that can be made pursuant to performance units
allocated to a participant in a calendar year is $1,000,000.  Moreover, the
Committee is required to certify that the Performance Goals have been satisfied
prior to payments with respect to any units.

     The Committee may also grant stock options under the 1999 Plan.  The
Committee determines the number and purchase price of the shares of Common Stock
subject to an option, the term of each option and the time or times during its
term when the option becomes exercisable.  The term of a stock option may not
exceed ten years from the date of grant and generally may not be exercised
earlier than six months after the date of grant.  No stock option will be issued
with an exercise price below the fair market value of a share of Common Stock on
the date of grant.  On the Record Date, the closing price per share of the
Company's Common Stock as reported on the Nasdaq Stock Market was $44.00.  The
maximum number of stock options that may be awarded to any participant in any
calendar year is limited to options for no more than 250,000 shares.

     Stock options granted under the 1999 Plan may be either ISOs or NQSOs. 
ISOs granted to any participant holding more than 10% of the combined voting
power of all classes of stock of the Company must be granted with an exercise
price of not less than 110% of fair market value.  Optionees may exercise
options under the 1999 Plan by paying cash, tendering shares of Common Stock,
through a cashless exercise procedure, or any other reasonable consideration
that the Committee deems appropriate.  Upon a Change in Control (as defined in
the 1999 Plan) of the Company, all outstanding options will become fully vested
and immediately exercisable.

     The number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the 1999
Plan will be adjusted in the event of a merger, consolidation, reorganization,
stock dividend, stock split or other change in corporate structure or
capitalization affecting the Common Stock.  Shares of Common Stock subject to,
but not delivered under, an award terminating or expiring for any reason
generally will be available for the grant of future awards under the 1999 Plan.

     The 1999 Plan will terminate on the earliest to occur of (i) the date when
all shares of Common Stock available under the 1999 Plan have been acquired
through the exercise of options, lapse of restrictions or payment of benefits
under the 1999 Plan, (ii) February 25, 2009, or (iii) such earlier date as the
Board of Directors may determine.  The Board may amend, modify or terminate the
1999 Plan, but no amendment shall be made without the prior approval of
stockholders, if such approval is necessary to satisfy any applicable regulation
or tax law and the Board determines that it is appropriate to seek stockholder
approval.  No amendments to the 1999 Plan will adversely affect an outstanding
award without the participant's consent.

FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSEQUENCES

     Because tax results may vary due to individual circumstances, participants
in the 1999 Plan are urged to consult their personal tax advisors regarding tax
consequences of awards or grants, or the sale of any shares received, under the
1999 Plan.   For a discussion of the Federal income tax consequences of awards
under the 1999 Plan, see "Federal Income Tax Consequences" under "PROPOSAL TO
APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE COMPANY'S 1993 STOCK OWNERSHIP INCENTIVE PLAN,"
which applies as well to awards under the 1999 Plan.

     The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares of Common
Stock present at the Annual Meeting, in person or by proxy, is required for the
approval of the 1999 Plan.  THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR"
APPROVAL OF THE ADOPTION OF THE COMPANY'S 1999 TEAM MEMBER STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN.
Shares of Common Stock covered by proxies executed and received in the
accompanying form will be voted in favor of the 1999 Plan, unless otherwise
specified on the proxy.


              5.  RATIFICATION OF THE SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS

     The Board of Directors will request stockholders to ratify its selection of
Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, to examine the consolidated financial
statements of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 26, 1999.  Ernst &
Young LLP has audited the Company's financial statements since 1991. 
Representatives of Ernst & 


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Young LLP will be present at the Annual Meeting to make a statement if they
desire to do so and respond to questions by stockholders.  The affirmative vote
of a majority of the shares represented at the meeting is required for the
ratification of the Board's selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's
independent auditors.  THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE
RATIFICATION OF THE SELECTION OF ERNST & YOUNG LLP AS INDEPENDENT AUDITORS OF
THE COMPANY.


                                    OTHER BUSINESS

     The Board of Directors is not aware of any matters to be presented at the
Annual Meeting other than those set forth in the Notice of Annual Meeting and
routine matters incident to the conduct of the meeting.  If any other matters
should properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or
postponement thereof, the persons named in the proxy, or their substitutes,
intend to vote on such matters in accordance with their best judgment.


                                STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS

     In order for a stockholder proposal to be considered for inclusion in the
Company's proxy statement for next year's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the
written proposal must be received by the Company no later than December 10,
1999.  Such proposals also will need to comply with Securities and Exchange
Commission regulations regarding the including of stockholder proposals in
company-sponsored proxy materials.  Similarly, in order for a stockholder
proposal to be introduced at next year's Annual Meeting, written notice must be
received by the Company no later than March 21, 2000.  All stockholder proposals
also must comply with certain requirements set forth in the Company's
Certificate of Incorporation.  A copy of the Certificate of Incorporation may be
obtained by written request to the Secretary of the Company at the Company's
principal offices at P.O. Box 99900, Louisville, Kentucky 40269-0900.


                                    ANNUAL REPORT

     The Company's Annual Report to Stockholders for the fiscal year ended
December 27, 1998, accompanies this Proxy Statement.

                                   By Order of the Board of Directors


                                   CHARLES W. SCHNATTER
                                   SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY
                                     AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Louisville, Kentucky
April 8, 1999




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                                                                       EXHIBIT A

                           PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                        1999 TEAM MEMBER STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN


ARTICLE 1.  PURPOSE

     The purpose of the 1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan (the "Plan") is to
enhance the ability of Papa John's International, Inc. and its subsidiaries to
secure and retain the services of persons eligible to participate in the Plan
and to provide incentives for such persons to exert maximum efforts for the
success of the Company.

ARTICLE 2.  DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION

     2.1  DEFINITIONS.  As used in the Plan, terms defined parenthetically
immediately after their use shall have the respective meanings provided by such
definitions, and the terms set forth below shall have the following meanings (in
either case, such meanings shall apply equally to both the singular and plural
forms of the terms defined):

     (a) "Award" shall mean, individually or collectively, a grant under the 
Plan of Options, Restricted Stock or Performance Units.

     (b) "Board" shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.

     (c) "Cause" shall mean (i) the failure by a Participant to render services
to the Company, which failure amounts to gross neglect or gross insubordination,
(ii) the commission by a Participant of an act of fraud or embezzlement against
the Company, or (iii) a Participant being convicted of a felony, or failing to
contest a felony prosecution.

     (d) A "Change in Control" shall mean (i) the acquisition by any person 
after the date hereof of beneficial ownership of 50% or more of the voting 
power of the Company's outstanding voting stock, (ii) three or more of the 
current members of the Board ceasing to be members of the Board (unless any 
replacement director is elected by a vote of either at least 75% of the 
remaining directors, or of at least 75% of the shares entitled to vote on 
such replacement) or (iii) approval by the stockholders of the Company of (a) 
a merger or consolidation of the Company with another corporation if the 
stockholders of the Company immediately before such vote will not, as a 
result of such merger or consolidation, own more than 50% of the voting stock 
of the corporation resulting from such merger or consolidation, or (b) a 
complete liquidation of the Company or sale of all, or substantially all, of 
the assets of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Change in Control 
shall not occur solely because 50% or more of the voting stock of the Company 
is acquired by (i) a trust which is part of an employee benefit plan 
maintained by the Company or its Subsidiaries or (ii) a corporation which, 
immediately following such acquisition, is owned directly or indirectly by 
the stockholders of the Company in the same proportion as their ownership of 
stock in the Company immediately prior to such acquisition.

     (e) "Code" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from
time to time, or any successor thereto.

     (f) "Committee" shall mean the committee described in Section 3.1.

     (g) "Common Stock" shall mean shares of the Company's common stock, par
value $.01 per share.

     (h) "Company" shall mean Papa John's International, Inc., a Delaware
corporation.

     (i) "Disability" shall mean a physical or mental infirmity which the
Committee determines impairs the Participant's ability to perform substantially
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     (j) "Effective Date" shall mean February 25, 1999, the date the Plan was
adopted by the Board.

     (k) "Employee" shall mean an individual who is a full-time or part-time
employee of the Company or a Subsidiary.

     (l) "Exchange Act" shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended from time to time.

     (m) "Fair Market Value" of a share of Common Stock shall mean, as of any
applicable date, the closing sale price of the Common Stock on the NASDAQ
National Market System or any national or regional stock exchange on which the
Common Stock is then traded.  If no such reported sale of the Common Stock shall
have occurred on such date, Fair Market Value shall mean the closing sale price
of the Common Stock on the next preceding date on which there was a reported
sale.  If the Common Stock is not listed on the NASDAQ National Market System or
a national or regional stock exchange, the Fair Market Value of a share of
Common Stock as of a particular date shall be determined by such method as shall
be determined by the Committee.

     (n) "ISOs" shall have the meaning given such term in Section 6.1.

     (o) "NQSOs" shall have the meaning given such term in Section 6.1.

     (p) "Option" shall mean an option to purchase shares of Common Stock 
granted pursuant to Article 6.

     (q) "Option Agreement" shall mean an agreement evidencing the grant of an
Option as described in Section 6.2.

     (r) "Option Exercise Price" shall mean the purchase price per share of
Common Stock subject to an Option, which shall not be less than the Fair Market
Value on the date of grant.

     (s) "Participant" shall mean any Employee or any consultant or advisor
providing services to the Company or a Subsidiary selected by the Committee to
receive an Award under the Plan.

     (t) "Performance Goals" shall have the meaning given such term in Section
8.4.

     (u) "Performance Period" shall have the meaning given such term in Section
8.3.

     (v) "Performance Unit" shall mean the right to receive a payment from the
Company upon the achievement of specified Performance Goals as set forth in a
Performance Unit Agreement.

     (w) "Performance Unit Agreement" shall mean an agreement evidencing a
Performance Unit Award, as described in Section 8.2.

     (x) "Person" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 
3(a)(9) of the Exchange Act and as used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) thereof, 
including a "group" as defined in Section 13(d).

     (y) "Plan" shall mean this Papa John's International, Inc. 1999 Team Member
Stock Ownership Plan as the same may be amended from time to time.

     (z) "Restriction Period" shall mean the period determined by the Committee
during which the transfer of shares of Common Stock is limited in some way or
such shares are otherwise restricted or subject to forfeiture as provided in
Article 7.

     (aa) "Restricted Stock" shall mean shares of Common Stock granted pursuant
to Article 7 as to which the restrictions have not lapsed.


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     (ab) "Restricted Stock Agreement" shall mean an agreement evidencing a
Restricted Stock Award, as described in Section 7.2.

     (ac) "Retirement" shall mean retirement by a Participant in accordance with
the terms of the Company's retirement or pension plans, if any, or, if the
Company has no such plans, then retirement after reaching age 65.

     (ad) "Subsidiary" shall mean, with respect to any company, any corporation
or other Person of which a majority of its voting power, equity securities, or
equity interest is owned, directly or indirectly, by such company.

     2.2  GENDER AND NUMBER.  Unless otherwise indicated by the context,
reference to the masculine gender shall include the feminine gender, the plural
shall include the singular and the singular shall include the plural.

     2.3  SEVERABILITY.  In the event any provision of the Plan shall be held
illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect
the remaining parts of the Plan, and the Plan shall be construed and enforced as
if the illegal or invalid provision had not been included.

ARTICLE 3.  ADMINISTRATION

     3.1  THE COMMITTEE.  The Plan shall be administered by the Compensation
Committee of the Board, or by any other committee (the "Committee") appointed by
the Board consisting of two or more directors of the Company.  It is intended
that each Committee member shall be a "non-employee director" within the meaning
of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act and an "outside director" within the
meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.  The members of the Committee shall be
appointed from time to time by, and shall serve at the discretion of, the Board.

     3.2  AUTHORITY OF THE COMMITTEE.  Subject to the provisions of the Plan, 
the Committee shall have full authority to:

     (a) select Participants to whom Awards are granted;

     (b) determine the size, type and frequency of Awards granted under the 
Plan;

     (c) determine the terms and conditions of Awards, including any
restrictions, conditions or forfeiture provisions relating to the Award, which
need not be identical;

     (d) determine whether and the extent to which Performance Goals have been
met:

     (e) determine whether and when a Participant's status as an Employee,
consultant, or advisor has terminated for purposes of the Plan;

     (f) cancel or modify, with the consent of the Participant, outstanding
Awards and grant new Awards in substitution therefor;

     (g) accelerate the exercisability of, and accelerate or waive any or all 
the restrictions and conditions applicable to, any Award, for any reason;

     (h) extend the duration of an Option exercise period or term of an Award;

     (i) construe and interpret the Plan and any agreement or instrument entered
into under the Plan;

     (j) establish, amend and rescind rules and regulations for the Plan's
administration; and
 
     (k) amend the terms and conditions of any outstanding Award to the extent
such terms and conditions are within the discretion of the Committee as provided
in the Plan.


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The Committee shall have sole discretion to make all other determinations which
may be necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan.  To the extent
permitted by law and Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act, the
Committee may delegate its authority.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the
Committee may not delegate its responsibilities hereunder if such delegation
would jeopardize compliance with the "outside directors" requirement or any
other applicable requirement under Section 162(m) of the Code.

     3.3  DECISIONS BINDING.  All determinations and decisions made by the
Committee pursuant to the provisions of the Plan, and all related orders or
resolutions of the Board, shall be final, conclusive and binding upon all
persons, including the Company, its stockholders, Employees, Participants and
their estates and beneficiaries.

     3.4  SECTION 16 COMPLIANCE; BIFURCATION OF PLAN.  It is the intention of 
the Company that the Plan and the administration of the Plan comply in all 
respects with Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations 
promulgated thereunder.  If any Plan provision, or any aspect of the 
administration of the Plan, is found not to be in compliance with Section 
16(b) of the Exchange Act, the provision or administration shall be deemed 
null and void, and in all events the Plan shall be construed in favor of its 
meeting the requirements of Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act.  
Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the Board or the 
Committee, in its discretion, may bifurcate the Plan so as to restrict, limit 
or condition the use of any provision of the Plan to Participants who are 
subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act without so restricting, limiting or 
conditioning the Plan with respect to other Participants.

ARTICLE 4.  SHARES AVAILABLE UNDER THE PLAN

     4.1  NUMBER OF SHARES.  Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4.3,
the number of shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance under the Plan is
1,000,000 shares.  Shares as to which options or other Awards granted under the
Plan lapse, expire, terminate, are forfeited or are canceled shall again become
available for Awards under the Plan.  In addition, any shares of Common Stock
reserved for issuance under the Company's 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan
("1993 Plan") in excess of the number of shares as to which options or other
benefits are awarded thereunder, plus any shares as to which options or other
benefits granted under the 1993 Plan may lapse, expire, terminate or be
canceled, shall also be reserved and available for issuance or reissuance under
the Plan.  Any Common Stock issued under the Plan may consist, in whole or in
part, of authorized and unissued shares or treasury shares.

     4.2  SHARES OF RESTRICTED STOCK AVAILABLE UNDER THE PLAN.  Subject to
adjustment as provided in Section 4.3, the number of shares of Common Stock
which may be the subject of Awards granted in the form of Restricted Stock is
limited to 100,000 shares.

     4.3  ADJUSTMENTS IN AUTHORIZED SHARES AND OUTSTANDING AWARDS.  In the event
of any change in the corporate structure of the Company affecting the Common
Stock, including a merger, reorganization, consolidation, recapitalization,
reclassification, split-up, spin-off, separation, liquidation, stock dividend,
stock split, reverse stock split, share repurchase, share combination, share
exchange, issuance of warrants or debentures, the Committee may substitute or
adjust the total number and class of shares of Common Stock or other stock or
securities which may be issued under the Plan, and the number, class and price
of shares subject to outstanding Awards, as it, in its discretion, determines to
be appropriate and equitable to prevent dilution or enlargement of the rights of
Participants and to preserve, without exceeding, the value of any outstanding
Awards; provided, however, that the number of shares subject to any Award shall
always be a whole number.  In the case of ISOs, such adjustment shall be made so
as not to result in a "modification" within the meaning of Section 424(h) of the
Code.

ARTICLE 5.  ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION

     All Employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries and consultants or other
advisors providing services to the Company or a Subsidiary are eligible to
receive Awards under the Plan.  In selecting Employees, consultants or advisors
to receive Awards under the Plan, as well as in determining the number of shares
subject to, and the other terms and conditions applicable to, each Award, the
Committee shall take into consideration such factors as it deems relevant in
promoting the purposes of the Plan, including the duties and responsibilities of
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and potential contribution to the success of the Company and their anticipated
number of years of active service or contribution remaining with the Company or
a Subsidiary.

ARTICLE 6.  STOCK OPTIONS

     6.1  GRANT OF OPTIONS.  Subject to the terms and provisions of the Plan, 
the Committee may grant Options to Participants at any time and from time to 
time, in the form of options which are intended to qualify as incentive stock 
options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code ("ISOs"), Options which 
are not intended to so qualify ("NQSOs") or a combination thereof.  
Notwithstanding the foregoing, ISOs may only be granted to Employees of the 
Company and its subsidiaries (within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the 
Code).  The maximum number of shares in respect of which Options may be 
granted to a Participant during any calendar year shall be 250,000 shares.

     6.2  OPTION AGREEMENT.  Each Option shall be evidenced by an Option
Agreement that shall specify the Option Exercise Price, the duration of the
Option, the number of shares to which the Option relates, forfeiture provisions
as deemed appropriate by the Committee and such other provisions as the
Committee may determine or which are required by the Plan.  The Option Agreement
shall also specify whether the Option is intended to be an ISO or a NQSO and
shall include provisions applicable to the particular type of Option granted.

     6.3  DURATION OF OPTIONS.  Subject to the provisions of Section 6.7, each
Option shall expire at such time as is determined by the Committee at the time
of grant; provided, however, that no Option shall at the time of grant be
exercisable later than the tenth anniversary of its grant.

     6.4  EXERCISE OF OPTIONS.  Options shall be exercisable at such times 
and be subject to such restrictions and conditions, including forfeiture 
provisions, as the Committee shall approve at the time of grant, which need 
not be the same for each grant or for each Participant.  Options shall be 
exercised by delivery to the Company of a written notice of exercise, setting 
forth the number of shares with respect to which the Option is to be 
exercised and accompanied by full payment of the Option Exercise Price and 
all applicable withholding taxes.

     6.5  PAYMENT OF OPTION EXERCISE PRICE.  The Option Exercise Price for 
shares of Common Stock as to which an Option is exercised shall be paid to 
the Company in full at the time of exercise either (a) in cash in the form of 
currency or other cash equivalent acceptable to the Company, (b) by tendering 
Common Stock having a Fair Market Value (at the close of business on the date 
the Company receives the notice of exercise) equal to the Option Exercise 
Price, (c) any other reasonable consideration that the Committee may deem 
appropriate or (d) by a combination of the forms of consideration described 
in (a), (b) and (c) of this Section.  The Committee may permit the cashless 
exercise of Options as described in Regulation T promulgated by the Federal 
Reserve Board, subject to applicable securities law restrictions, or by any 
other means which the Committee determines to be consistent with the Plan's 
purpose and applicable law.

     6.6  VESTING UPON CHANGE IN CONTROL.  Upon a Change in Control, any then
outstanding Options held by Participants shall become fully vested and
immediately exercisable.

     6.7  TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.  If the Participant's status as an 
Employee, consultant or advisor is terminated for Cause, all then outstanding 
Options of such Participant, whether or not exercisable, shall terminate 
immediately.  If the Participant's status as an Employee, consultant or 
advisor is terminated for any reason other than for Cause, death, Disability 
or Retirement, to the extent then outstanding Options of such Participant are 
exercisable and subject to the provisions of the relevant Option Agreement, 
such Options may be exercised by such Participant or his personal 
representative at any time prior to the earlier of (a) the expiration date of 
the Options or (b) the date which is 60 days after the date of such 
termination of employment.  In the event of the Retirement of a Participant, 
to the extent then outstanding Options of such Participant are exercisable, 
such Options may be exercised by the Participant (c) in the case of NQSOs, 
within one year after the date of Retirement and (d) in the case of ISOs, 
within 90 days after Retirement; provided, however, that no such Options may 
be exercised on a date subsequent to their expiration.  In the event of the 
death or Disability of a Participant while employed by the Company or a 
Subsidiary or while the Participant is serving as a consultant or advisor to 
the Company or a Subsidiary, all then outstanding Options of such Participant 
shall become fully vested and immediately exercisable, and may be exercised 
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after the date of death or determination of Disability; provided however that no
such Options may be exercised on a date subsequent to their expiration.  Options
may be exercised as provided in this Section (a) in the event of the death of a
Participant, by the person or persons to whom rights pass by will or by the laws
of descent and distribution, or if appropriate, the legal representative of the
decedent's estate and (b) in the event of the Disability of a Participant, by
the Participant, or if such Participant is incapacitated, by the Participant's
legal representative.

ARTICLE 7.  RESTRICTED STOCK

     7.1  GRANT OF RESTRICTED STOCK.  Subject to the terms and provisions of the
Plan, the Committee may grant shares of Restricted Stock to Participants at any
time and from time to time and upon such terms and conditions as it may
determine.  The purchase price for shares of Restricted Stock shall be
determined by the Committee, but shall not be less than the par value of the
Common Stock, except in the case of treasury shares, for which no payment need
be required.

     7.2  RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT.  Each Restricted Stock grant shall be
evidenced by a Restricted Stock Agreement which shall specify the Restriction
Period, the number of shares of Restricted Stock granted and such other
provisions as the Committee may determine and which are required by the Plan.

     7.3  NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF RESTRICTED STOCK.  Except as provided in 
this Article 7 or the applicable Restricted Stock Agreement, shares of 
Restricted Stock may not be sold, transferred, pledged, assigned or otherwise 
alienated or hypothecated until the end of the applicable Restriction Period 
as specified in the Restricted Stock Agreement and the satisfaction of any 
other conditions determined at the time of grant specified in the Restricted 
Stock Agreement. Except as provided in Section 7.9, however, in no event may 
any Restricted Stock become vested in a Participant subject to Section 16(b) 
of the Exchange Act prior to six months following the date of its grant.

     7.4  OTHER RESTRICTIONS.  The Committee shall impose such other 
restrictions on shares of Restricted Stock as it may deem advisable, 
including, without limitation, restrictions based upon the achievement of 
specific performance goals (relating to the Company, a Subsidiary or regional 
or other operating division of the Company), years of service and/or 
restrictions under applicable Federal or state securities laws.  The 
Committee may provide that any share of Restricted Stock shall be held 
(together with a stock power executed in blank by the Participant) in custody 
by the Company until any or all restrictions thereon shall have lapsed.

     7.5  FORFEITURE.  The Committee shall determine and set forth in a
Participant's Restricted Stock Agreement such events upon which a Participant's
shares of Restricted Stock (or the proceeds of a sale thereof) shall be
forfeitable, which may include, without limitation, the termination of a
Participant's employment and certain other activities.

     7.6  CERTIFICATE LEGEND.  In addition to any legends placed on certificates
pursuant to Section 7.4, each certificate representing shares of Restricted
Stock shall bear the following legend:

     "The sale or other transfer of the shares represented by this
     Certificate, whether voluntary, involuntary or by operation of law, is
     subject to certain restrictions on transfer as set forth in the Papa
     John's International, Inc. 1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan, and in
     the related Restricted Stock Agreement.  A copy of the Plan and such
     Restricted Stock Agreement may be obtained from the Secretary of Papa
     John's International, Inc."

     7.7  REMOVAL OF RESTRICTIONS.  Except as otherwise provided in this 
Article 7 or the Restricted Stock Agreement, shares of Restricted Stock shall 
become freely transferable by the Participant and no longer subject to 
forfeiture after the last day of the Restriction Period.  Once the shares of 
Restricted Stock are released from their restrictions (including forfeiture 
provisions), the Participant shall be entitled to have the legend required by 
Section 7.6 removed from the Participant's share certificate, which 
certificate shall thereafter represent freely transferable and nonforfeitable 
shares of Common Stock free from any and all restrictions under the Plan.

     7.8  VOTING RIGHTS; DIVIDENDS AND OTHER DISTRIBUTIONS.  Unless the 
Committee exercises its discretion as provided in Section 7.10, during the 
Restriction Period, Participants holding shares of Restricted Stock may 
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full voting rights, and shall be entitled to receive all dividends and other
distributions paid with respect to such Restricted Stock.  If any dividends or
distributions are paid in Common Stock, such Common Stock shall be subject to
the same restrictions as the shares of Restricted Stock with respect to which
they were paid.

     7.9  LAPSE OF RESTRICTIONS UPON CHANGE IN CONTROL.  Upon a Change in
Control, any restrictions and other conditions pertaining to then outstanding
shares of Restricted Stock held by Participants, including, but not limited to,
vesting requirements, shall lapse and such shares shall thereafter be
immediately transferable and nonforfeitable.

     7.10  TREATMENT OF DIVIDENDS.  At the time shares of Restricted Stock are
granted to a Participant, the Committee may, in its discretion, determine that
the payment of dividends, or a specified portion thereof, declared or paid on
such shares shall be deferred until the lapse of the restrictions with respect
to such shares, such deferred dividends to be held by the Company for the
account of the Participant.  In the event of such deferral, there may be
credited at the end of each year (or portion thereof) interest on the amount of
the account during the year at a rate per annum as the Committee, in its
discretion, may determine.  Deferred dividends, together with interest accrued
thereon, if any, shall be (a) paid to the Participant upon the lapse of
restrictions on the shares of Restricted Stock as to which the dividends related
or (ii) forfeited to the Company upon the forfeiture of such shares by the
Participant.

     7.11  TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.  If the Participant's status as an
Employee, consultant or advisor is terminated for any reason other than death or
Disability prior to the expiration of the Restriction Period applicable to any
shares of Restricted Stock then held by the Participant, such shares shall
thereupon be forfeited immediately by the Participant and returned to the
Company, and the Participant shall only receive the amount, if any, paid by the
Participant for such Restricted Stock.  If the Participant's status as an
Employee, consultant or advisor is terminated as a result of death or Disability
prior to the expiration of the Restriction Period applicable to any shares of
Restricted Stock then held by the Participant, any restrictions and other
conditions pertaining to such shares then held by the Participant, including,
but not limited to, vesting requirements, shall immediately lapse and such
shares shall thereafter be immediately transferable and nonforfeitable. 
Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the Committee may
determine, in its sole discretion, in the case of any termination of a
Participant's status as an Employee, consultant or advisor other than for Cause,
that the restrictions on some or all of the shares of Restricted Stock awarded
to a Participant shall immediately lapse and, to the extent the Committee deems
appropriate, such shares shall thereafter be immediately transferable and
nonforfeitable.

ARTICLE 8.  PERFORMANCE UNITS

     8.1  GRANT OF PERFORMANCE UNITS.  The Committee may, from time to time and
upon such terms and conditions as it may determine, grant Performance Units
which will become payable to a Participant upon achievement of specified
Performance Goals.  The maximum payment that can be made pursuant to Performance
Units granted to any one Participant in any calendar year shall be $1,000,000.

     8.2  PERFORMANCE UNIT AGREEMENT.  Each Performance Unit grant shall be
evidenced by a Performance Unit Agreement that shall specify the Performance
Goals, the Performance Period and the number of Performance Units to which it
pertains.

     8.3  PERFORMANCE PERIOD.  The period of performance ("Performance Period")
with respect to each Performance Unit shall be such period of time, which shall
not be less than one year, nor more than five years, as determined by the
Committee, for the measurement of the extent to which Performance Goals are
attained.  The Performance Period may commence prior to the date of grant of the
Performance Unit to which it relates, provided that at such time the attainment
of the Performance Goal is substantially uncertain and not more than 25% of the
Performance Period has expired.

     8.4  PERFORMANCE GOALS.  The goals ("Performance Goals") that are to be
achieved with respect to each Performance Unit shall be those objectives
established by the Committee as it deems appropriate, and which may relate to
the net income, growth in net income, earnings per share, growth of earnings per
share, return on equity or return on capital, of the Company, or any other
performance objectives relating to the Company, a Subsidiary or regional or
other operating unit of the Company, or the individual Participant.  Each
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a minimum acceptable level of achievement with respect to the Performance Goals
below which no payment will be made and shall set forth a formula for
determining the payment to be made if performance is at or above such minimum
based upon a range of performance levels relating to the Performance Goals.  The
Committee shall certify that the Performance Goals for Awards of Performance
Units under the Plan have been satisfied prior to the determination and payment
of any such incentive in accordance with the Plan.

     8.5  ADJUSTMENT OF PERFORMANCE GOALS.  The Committee may adjust Performance
Goals and the related minimum acceptable level of achievement if, in the sole
judgment of the Committee, events or transactions occur subsequent to the date
of grant which are unrelated to the performance of the Participant and which the
Committee expects to have a substantial effect on the ability of the Participant
to attain the Performance Goals.  If a Participant is promoted, demoted or
transferred to a Subsidiary or different operating division of the Company
during a Performance Period, then, to the extent that the Committee determines
the Performance Goals or Performance Period are no longer appropriate, the
Committee may, but shall not be required to, adjust, change or eliminate the
Performance Goals or the applicable Performance Period as it deems appropriate
in order to make them appropriate and comparable to the initial Performance
Goals or Performance Period.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee shall
not be entitled to adjust, change or eliminate any Performance Goals or
Performance Period if the exercise of such discretion would cause the related
compensation to fail to qualify as performance-based compensation within the
meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.

     8.6  TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.  If the employment of a Participant shall
terminate prior to the expiration of the Performance Period for any reason other
than for death, Disability or Retirement, the Performance Units then held by the
Participant shall terminate.  In the case of termination of employment by reason
of death, Disability or Retirement of a Participant prior to the expiration of
the Performance Period, any then outstanding Performance Units of such
Participant shall be payable in an amount equal to the maximum amount payable
under the Performance Unit multiplied by a percentage equal to the percentage
that would have been earned under the terms of the Performance Unit Agreement
assuming that the rate at which the Performance Goals have been achieved as of
the date of such termination of employment would have continued until the end of
the Performance Period; provided, however, that if no maximum amount payable is
specified in the Performance Unit Agreement, the amount payable shall be such
amount as the Committee shall determine is reasonable.

     8.7  PAYMENT UPON CHANGE IN CONTROL.  Upon a Change in Control, any then
outstanding Performance Units shall become fully vested and immediately payable
in an amount which is equal to the greater of (a) the maximum amount payable
under the Performance Unit multiplied by a percentage equal to the percentage
that would have been earned under the terms of the Performance Unit Agreement
assuming that the rate at which the Performance Goals have been achieved as of
the date of such Change in Control would have continued until the end of the
Performance Period or (b) the maximum amount payable under the Performance Unit
multiplied by the percentage of the Performance Period completed by the
Participant at the time of the Change in Control; provided, however, that if no
maximum amount payable is specified in the Performance Unit Agreement, the
amount payable shall be such amount as the Committee shall determine is
reasonable.

     8.8  PAYMENT OF PERFORMANCE UNITS.  Subject to such terms and conditions as
the Committee may impose, and unless otherwise provided in the Performance Unit
Agreement, Performance Units shall be payable within 90 days following the end
of the Performance Period during which the Participant attained at least the
minimum acceptable level of achievement under the Performance Goals, or 90 days
following a Change in Control, as applicable.  The Committee, in its discretion,
may determine at the time of payment required in connection with a Performance
Unit whether such payment shall be made (a) solely in cash or (b) up to 50% in
shares of Common Stock (valued at their Fair Market Value as of the close of
business on the date preceding the date of payment) with the balance in cash;
provided, however, that if a Performance Unit becomes payable upon a Change in
Control, the Performance Unit shall be paid solely in cash.

     8.9  DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY.  Each Participant may, from time to time,
name any beneficiary or beneficiaries (who may be named contingently or
successively) to whom the right to receive payments under a Performance Unit is
to be paid in case of the Participant's death before receiving any or all such
payments.  Each such designation shall revoke all prior designations by the
Participant, shall be in a form prescribed by the Company and 


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shall be effective only when filed by the Participant in writing with the
Committee during the Participant's lifetime.  In the absence of any such
designation, benefits remaining unpaid at the Participant's death shall be paid
to the Participant's estate.

ARTICLE 9.  AMENDMENT, MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION

     9.1  TERMINATION DATE.  The Plan shall terminate on the earliest to 
occur of (a) the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date, (b) the date when 
all shares of Common Stock available under the Plan shall have been acquired 
and the payment of all benefits in connection with Performance Unit Awards 
has been made or (c) such other date as the Board may determine in accordance 
with Section 9.2.

     9.2  AMENDMENT, MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION.  The Board may, at any time,
amend, suspend, modify or terminate the Plan provided that (a) no amendment
shall be made without stockholder approval if such approval is necessary to
satisfy any applicable tax or regulatory law or regulation and the Board
determines it is appropriate to seek stockholder approval, and (b) upon or
following the occurrence of a Change in Control no amendment may adversely
affect the rights of any Person in connection with an Award previously granted. 
The Committee may amend the terms of any Award, prospectively or retroactively,
but no such amendment shall impair the rights of any Participant without such
Participant's consent.  Each Option and certain Performance Units granted under
the Plan are intended to be performance-based compensation within the meaning of
Section 162(m) of the Code.  The Committee shall not be entitled to exercise any
discretion otherwise authorized hereunder with respect to such Options or
Performance Units if the ability to exercise such discretion or the exercise of
such discretion itself would cause the compensation attributable to such Options
or Performance Units to fail to qualify as performance-based compensation.

     9.3  AWARDS PREVIOUSLY GRANTED.  No amendment, modification or termination
of the Plan shall in any manner adversely affect any outstanding Award without
the written consent of the Participant holding such Award.

ARTICLE 10.  NON-TRANSFERABILITY

     A Participant's rights under this Plan may not be assigned, pledged or
otherwise transferred other than by will or the laws of descent and
distribution, except that upon a Participant's death, the Participant's rights
to payment pursuant to a Performance Unit may be transferred to a beneficiary
designated in accordance with Section 8.9.  Notwithstanding anything herein to
the contrary, in the case of NQSOs, the Committee may, in its sole discretion,
by appropriate provisions in the Participant's Option Agreement, permit the
Participant to transfer all or a portion of the Option, without consideration,
to (i) the Participant's spouse or lineal descendants ("Family Members"), (ii) a
trust for the exclusive benefit of Family Members, (iii) a charitable remainder
trust of which the Participant and/or Family Members are the exclusive
beneficiaries (other than the charitable beneficiary), or (iv) a partnership or
a limited liability company in which the Participant and Family Members are the
sole partners or members, as applicable.  In the event that any Option is
transferred by a Participant in accordance with the provisions of the
immediately preceding sentence, then subsequent transfers of the Option by the
transferee shall be prohibited.  For purposes of the Option Agreement and the
Plan, the term "Optionee" shall be deemed to refer to the transferee wherever
applicable, and the provisions of Section 6.7 regarding termination of
employment shall refer to the Participant, not the transferee, but the
transferee shall be permitted to exercise the Option during the period provided
for in Section 6.7 and the Participant's Option Agreement following the
Participant's termination of employment.

ARTICLE 11.  NO GRANTING OF EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

     Neither the Plan, nor any action taken under the Plan, shall be 
construed as giving any person the right to become a Participant, nor shall 
participation in, or any grant of an Award under, the Plan be construed as 
giving a Participant any right with respect to continuance of employment or 
service by or to the Company.  The Company expressly reserves the right to 
terminate, whether by dismissal, discharge or otherwise, a Participant's 
employment or consulting or other business relationship at any time, with or 
without Cause, except as may otherwise be expressly provided by any written 
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ARTICLE 12.  WITHHOLDING

     12.1  TAX WITHHOLDING.  A Participant shall remit to the Company an amount
sufficient to satisfy Federal, state and local taxes (including the
Participant's FICA obligation) required by law to be withheld with respect to
any grant, exercise or lapse of restrictions made under, or occurring as a
result of, the Plan.

     12.2  SHARE WITHHOLDING.  If the Company has a withholding obligation upon
the issuance of Common Stock under the Plan, a Participant may, subject to the
discretion of the Committee, elect to satisfy the withholding requirement, in
whole or in part, by having the Company withhold shares of Common Stock having a
Fair Market Value on the date the withholding tax is to be determined equal to
the amount required to be withheld under applicable law.  Notwithstanding the
foregoing, the Committee may, by the adoption of rules or otherwise, modify the
provisions of this Section 12.2 or impose such other restrictions or limitations
on such elections as may be necessary to insure that such elections will be
exempt transactions under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act.
 
ARTICLE 13.  INDEMNIFICATION

     No member of the Board or the Committee, nor any officer or Employee acting
on behalf of the Board or the Committee, shall be personally liable for any
action, determination or interpretation taken or made with respect to the Plan,
and all members of the Board, the Committee and each and any officer or Employee
of the Company acting on their behalf shall, to the extent permitted by law, be
fully indemnified and protected by the Company with respect to any such action,
determination or interpretation.

ARTICLE 14.  SUCCESSORS

     All obligations of the Company with respect to Awards granted under the 
Plan shall be binding on any successor to the Company, whether the existence 
of such successor is a result of a direct or indirect purchase, merger, 
consolidation or otherwise, of all or substantially all of the business or 
assets of the Company.

ARTICLE 15.  GOVERNING LAW

     The Plan shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the 
laws of the State of Delaware without regard to its conflict of laws rules; 
provided, however, that with respect to ISOs, the Plan and all agreements 
under the Plan shall be construed so that they qualify as incentive stock 
options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.

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                          PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.
                  P.O. BOX 99900, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY  40269-0900
                           ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
            THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     The undersigned, a stockholder of PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC., a
Delaware corporation (the "Company"), hereby constitutes and appoints CHARLES W.
SCHNATTER and KENNETH M. COX, and each of them, the true and lawful attorneys
and proxies with full power of substitution, for and in the name, places and
stead of the undersigned, to vote all shares of the Common Stock of the Company
which the undersigned would be entitled to vote if personally present at the
Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 West
Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky, on Thursday, May 20, 1999, at 11:00 A.M
(E.D.T.) and at any adjournment thereof.

The undersigned hereby instructs said proxies or their substitutes:

1.   Election of Directors

         Nominees: JOHN H. SCHNATTER, BLAINE E. HURST, WADE S. ONEY

     / / FOR the above-named nominees         / / WITHHOLD AUTHORITY to vote
                                                  for the above-named nominees
     INSTRUCTIONS: TO WITHHOLD AUTHORITY TO VOTE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL NOMINEE,
     WRITE THAT NOMINEE'S NAME IN THE SPACE PROVIDED BELOW:

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2.   Amendment to the Company's 1993 Stock Ownership Incentive Plan: To Increase
     the number of shares available for issuance under the plan.

                  / / FOR           / / AGAINST          / / ABSTAIN

3.   Amendment to the Company's 1993 Non-Employee Directors Stock Option Plan:
     To increase the number of shares available for issuance under the plan.

                  / / FOR           / / AGAINST          / / ABSTAIN

4.   Approve adoption of the Company's 1999 Team Member Stock Ownership Plan.

                  / / FOR           / / AGAINST          / / ABSTAIN

5.   Ratification of the Selection of Independent Auditors: To ratify the
     selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent auditors for
     the 1999 fiscal year.

                  / / FOR           / / AGAINST          / / ABSTAIN


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                        PAPA JOHN'S INTERNATIONAL, INC.

6.   Discretionary Authority: To vote with discretionary authority with respect
     to all other matters which may properly come before the Annual Meeting.

     THIS PROXY, WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED, WILL BE VOTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY
DIRECTIONS HEREINBEFORE GIVEN, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED, THIS PROXY WILL BE
VOTED FOR THE NOMINEES NAMED IN ITEM 1 AND FOR THE PROPOSALS SET FORTH IN ITEMS
2, 3, 4, AND 5.  MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ABOVE MATTERS.

     The undersigned hereby revokes all proxies heretofore given and ratifies
and confirms all that the proxies appointed hereby or either of them, or their
substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.  The
undersigned hereby acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Notice of Annual
Meeting and Proxy Statement, both dated April 8, 1999, and a copy of the
Company's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 27, 1998.



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                                        Signature (if held jointly)         Date
                                        Please sign exactly as name appears on
                                        proxy.  If shares are held by joint
                                        tenants, all parties in the joint
                                        tenancy must sign.  When signing as
                                        attorney, executor, administrator,
                                        trustee or guardian, state capacity. If
                                        executed by a corporation, the proxy
                                        should be signed by a duly authorized
                                        officer. If a partnership, please sign
                                        in partnership name by authorized
                                        person.