Papa John's

For Papa John's, New NFL Season Means Free Pizza

Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, announced that it is kicking off the 2011 NFL regular season where it left off at Super Bowl XLV—offering all of America the chance to win a free large one-topping pizza.

With the season set to kick off this Thursday, Papa John’s is rewriting the playbook by announcing the Million Pizza Giveaway to members of its Papa Rewards online customer loyalty program.

Panchero’s Brings VP of Operations, Controller on Board

Panchero’s Mexican Grill has announced the hiring of Barry Nelson as the company’s new vice president of operations. Nelson brings more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He spent 10 years with Papa John’s working with both corporate and franchise operations, including positions as store manager, district manager, franchise business director, and operating partner with the master franchise in Alberta, Canada.

Fast Food Closing in on Full Service in Customer Satisfaction

The quick-service industry is closing the customer satisfaction gap standing between it and the full-service industry, according to a new study.

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), released today, found that customer satisfaction with the quick-serve industry had increased 5.3 percent between 2010 and 2011, to a score of 79 out of 100.

The full-service industry, meanwhile, increased only 1.2 percent to a score of 82.

Charlotte Int'l Gets "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza"

 

The more than 32 million travelers who annually pass through the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina., now have a new dining option with the recent opening of a Papa John’s restaurant.

The Papa John’s restaurant, franchised by airport concessionaire, P.J.J.D. Enterprises, is located in the airport’s main concourse food court and serves “Papa’s Pizza for One,” an 8-inch pizza made with Papa John’s traditional fresh dough. It is the company’s first airport location to serve Papa John’s fresh dough product.

Jude Thompson Says Goodbye to Papa John's

 

Papa John's International announced the resignation of J. Jude Thompson as president, co-CEO, and member of the Board of Directors.

Thompson, who has been a director of Papa John’s since 2008 and an officer of the company since 2009, is leaving to spend time focusing on his interests in Arison Insurance Services, a Louisville-based insurance agency, and to pursue other opportunities.

Papa John Inducted Into Business School's Hall of Fame

John Schnatter, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Papa John’s International, last evening was inducted into the Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

“It is a great honor to have been recognized by the Huizenga Business School and inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame,” Schnatter says. “It’s humbling to be included with this elite group of entrepreneurs who have had a tremendous impact in South Florida.”

Sponsorship Could Be Solution to Crowded Ad Market

Jimmy John’s and NASCAR.

McDonald’s and the Olympics.

Taco Bell and Major League Baseball.

Papa John’s and the National Football League.

With consumers increasingly difficult to reach given the fragmented media landscape, sponsorship has inherited a more accepted and important role in corporations’ marketing mix.

“Traditional media just doesn’t cut it as it used to and sponsorships provide an opportunity to tap into the key passion points of consumers,” says William Chipps, senior editor of the IEG Sponsorship Report.

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