Papa John's

Papa John's Puts the Ball in Fans' Hands with New Promo

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.

Strikes Hit the Big Apple's Largest Fast Food Chains

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 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.