Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, is celebrating the kickoff of football season by bringing back its Buffalo Chicken Pizza and also giving consumers a free pizza offer. Through September 15, orders of $15 or more will earn Papa Rewards members 25 bonus points when they use the promo code TOUCHDOWN—enough for a free pizza.
Papa John’s International Inc. announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to president and chief operating officer, continuing to report to Papa John’s founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, John Schnatter. Thompson most recently served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and president, PJ Food Service. “Tony has been a tremendous asset to the entire Papa John’s system,” Schnatter says.
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Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, announced the latest signing to its all-star lineup as legendary NFL running back Jerome “The Bus” Bettis was introduced as the brand’s newest franchisee.
Bettis, in partnership with Bajco Group, now owns three restaurants in Pittsburgh.
Papa John’s has again earned the top spot in customer satisfaction among national pizza chains in the 2013 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John’s earned the highest ranking for an unprecedented twelfth time in the past 14 years.
Pizza lovers throughout the country joined forces to help Papa John’s support the residents, first responders, and aid workers recover from recent tornadoes that devastated the Moore and El Reno, Oklahoma, communities. Including food and other donations, the country helped raise part of approximately $400,000 in donations on May 26, when $1 for every order was donated to the Salvation Army Oklahoma recovery efforts.
Papa John's Pizza stood behind the devastated community of Moore, Oklahoma, by rolling out a special offer Sunday that helped fuel the relief effort. Papa John's donated $1 for every pizza order with the proceeds going directly to the Salvation Army Oklahoma Recovery Effort. Anyone who enjoyed a pizza that day was able support a great cause at the same time.
Papa John’s International announced that Andrew Varga is resigning his position as chief marketing officer of Papa John’s after accepting the role of president of Zimmerman Advertising, Papa John’s advertising agency of record and one of the leading advertising firms in the United States.
Varga expects to begin his new position following a transition period with Papa John’s.
According to arecent survey of restaurant customers in the United States, when it comes to identifying what drives loyalty for restaurants, the most commonly cited factors in determining which pizza-takeout restaurant is patronized most often are good value (53 percent), convenient locations (44 percent), low prices (44 percent), good discounts/promotions (42 percent), and fast service (41 percent).