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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).
Last year, millions of Papa John’s Papa Rewards loyalty program members flipped over winning a free large Papa John’s pizza when, by popular vote, they correctly called the coin toss for Super Bowl XLVI.
The Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XLVII announced details of “Papa John’s Super Bowl XLVII Coin Toss Experience,”including a new twist:Eachfan will vote “heads” or “tails” as individuals on the brand’s website or Facebook page, ensuring a free large one-topping pizza for those who correctly call the Super Bowl coin toss.
New Yorkers saw 200 workers on strike this week at the city’s largest fast food chains, as employees at dozens of McDonald's, Burger Kings, and Taco Bells held a one day strike to call for higher wages to support their families and the right to form a union without interference.
Papa John's International announced that it will sign more than 200 North American franchise agreements in 2012.
These franchisees, nearly half of whom represent individuals who are opening their first Papa John's restaurant, expect to create more than 5,000 new jobs over the next three years.