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Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
Jul. 30, 2013
Document Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Trading Symbol PZZA  
Entity Registrant Name PAPA JOHNS INTERNATIONAL INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000901491  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-29  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   21,732,784