Papa John's

Papa John’s Promotes Caroline Oyler to SVP of Legal Affairs

Papa John's International announced the promotion of Caroline Oyler to senior vice president, legal affairs.

In her new position, Oyler is responsible for the company’s legal functions, including intellectual property, international law, ethics, corporate governance, government contracts and franchising, litigation, and labor and employment matters.

Oyler, who most recently served as vice president and senior counsel, has been with Papa John’s for more than 13 years serving in a variety of leadership roles, including leading the human resources department for most of 2009.

Papa John's Debuts in Azerbaijan

Papa John’s International, the world’s third-largest pizza company with more than 4,000 restaurants in 33 countries, announced the opening of its first restaurant in Azerbaijan, bringing superior-quality pizza to the more than 2 million residents of Baku.

The Papa John’s restaurant, owned by Kamran Aliyev and Murad Melikov of PJA Limited, offers dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

PJA Limited plans to grow the Azerbaijan market by opening several Papa John’s restaurants over the next few years.

Cracking the NFL

The league’s signage rules are strict, leading brands to take advantage of TV broadcasts.

Wendy's tops list of restaurant brands fighting for broadcast exposure in 2011.
Wendy's topped list of restaurant brands fighting for broadcast exposure in 2011.

Now that football teams across the country are facing off in the NFL’s 2012 season, which kicked off last week, many quick serves are beginning a gridiron contest of their own.

Marketing and advertising efforts designed around the NFL are an increasingly hot commodity in the industry. But in the NFL, which has strict rules on branded stadium signage, getting in front of viewer eyeballs without buying commercial airtime is a tricky proposition. This has led several brands to develop broadcast partnerships as part of their NFL strategy.

Papa John's Offers Incentives Package to Franchisees

In the midst of another strong year of operations and growth, including being rated top in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Papa John’s is once again offering existing and potential franchisees an industry-leading package of incentives to join the Papa John’s family. Under the company’s 2013 Development Incentive Program announced today, franchisees signing development agreements in the U.S. now through 2013 under this program can receive:

United Capital Finances Buyout of 12 Papa John's Stores

United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchise finance, announced that it provided $2.2 million in financing to PJ's East, L.P. to acquire 12 Papa John's Pizza locations in the Los Angeles area.

The California-based franchisee also owns Del Taco and Denny's restaurants.

Papa John's Execs Moving On Up

Papa John’s International, Inc. announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to chief operating officer and president, PJ Food Service.

Thompson, who most recently served as executive vice president, global operations and president, PJ Food Service, will continue to report to Papa John’s founder, chairman, and CEO John Schnatter.

Papa John's Ranked No. 1 QSR in Customer Service

Papa John's takes home the top prize in customer satisfaction among limited-service restaurants, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released today. 

The brand received the highest score ever by an individual brand in the limited-service restaurant category, and it is the 11th time in the past 13 years that Papa John's has posted the highest score among national pizza businesses.

Subway Leads Industry in Familiarity, Product Quality

When it comes to familiarity, product quality, and intent to purchase, consumers rank Subway higher than any other quick-service brand, according to a new study.

Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, Five Guys, and Chick-fil-A round out the top five of the Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, which measures and compares brand health for more than 1,500 brands. More than 20,000 members of the general population participate in the study.

Subway earned a score of 73.07 in the study, about 11 points above the quick-service category average of 61.67.

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