Industry News | February 2, 2002

Papa John's Celebrates 17th Anniversary

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Since opening its first restaurant in 1985, Papa John's has been focused on providing customers a superior-quality pizza, made from the best ingredients available. In celebration of its 17th Anniversary, Papa John's is offering customers a significant savings opportunity: two large, one topping pizzas for only $12.99. This nationwide promotion runs February 4 through 24, 2002, and is available for both thin and original crust pizzas.

"This is our way of thanking customers for their support over the years,'' said John Schnatter, Papa John's International's founder and CEO. "From day one, we committed ourselves to giving customers a superior-quality pizza. I'm very grateful that consumers have responded to our quality strategy, proving that better ingredients make a better pizza.''

Papa John's says the crust of every Papa John's original pizza is made with fresh dough (never frozen) prepared with clear-filtered water in the company's regional quality control centers. Papa John's uses only fresh-packed tomato sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, cheese made with 100% mozzarella, and other high-quality toppings.

In the two most recent surveys (1999 and 2000), Papa John's received the highest ratings among all national fast food restaurants in The American Customer Satisfaction Index survey conducted by The National Quality Research Center at the University of Michigan Business School. Papa John's was rated above the national average for all industries and seven percentage points higher than its closest pizza competitor. The 2001 survey results are due in late February 2002.