Industry News | August 7, 2013

Papa John’s Promotes Thompson to President and COO

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Papa John’s International Inc. announced the promotion of Tony Thompson to president and chief operating officer, continuing to report to Papa John’s founder, chairman, and chief executive officer, John Schnatter. Thompson most recently served as executive vice president, chief operating officer and president, PJ Food Service. “Tony has been a tremendous asset to the entire Papa John’s system,” Schnatter says. “I will continue to partner with him in his new role as we provide leadership to achieve our plans for international and domestic growth and continue to position the company for long-term success.” Thompson is responsible for leading the company’s global operations and will continue to lead the operations of PJ Food Service Inc., Papa John’s food manufacturing and distribution subsidiary; research and development/quality assurance, development, marketing, and information systems functions. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International Inc. is one of the world's largest pizza companies. For 12 of the past 14 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League.