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.
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, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, signed a new “franchise player” for the brand, announcing Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning as its newest franchisee.
Manning, in partnership with Papa John’s, will own 21 restaurants in the Denver area.
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.
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, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, is kicking off the 2012 NFL season where it left off at Super Bowl XLVI: by offering all of America the chance to win another free large one-topping pizza—again with the help of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
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 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 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.