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How Papa John's Prepares for Super Bowl XLIX

Papa John’s is in its fourth year as the official pizza sponsor of the NFL, and the company has no shortage of plans for Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

“For the players, it’s the big game day, but it is the Super Bowl for team members in our restaurants as well,” says Steve Ritchie, COO of Papa John’s. “They prepare for this all year long. This is our Super Bowl.”

Papa John's Offers BOGO Deal for NFL Playoffs

It’s NFL playoff time, and fans will be glued to their screens as the drama unfolds in the weeks ahead. Papa John’s knows that fans are looking to make game time even more special and therefore is providing a special offer. Customers who order any large pizza at regular menu price will receive another large one-topping pizza free.

This BOGO promotion, which will run through January 28, is a great opportunity for football fans to host their own at-home tailgate and share the quality for which Papa John’s is known.

Digital Sales Now More Than Half of Papa John's Business

Papa John’s announced today digital and mobile channels account for more than 50 percent of its total U.S. sales (delivery and carryout), making it the first in the industry to surpass this milestone.

Additionally, Papa John’s announced that it will now begin accepting Google Wallet Instant Buy as a payment method for delivery and carry-out orders placed through the Android app. Customers simply press the "Buy with Google" button at checkout to complete their order.

Papa John's Dishes Out Free Pizza for Gift Card Orders

Just in time for the holidays, Papa John’s hopes to make the season of giving even better—and holiday shopping easier.

Now through December 31, customers looking to share the love of a pizza will receive their own free large 1-topping pizza, valid through January 25, 2015. All they need to do is purchase $25 in Papa John’s Gift Cards from any Papa John’s restaurant or online at

Papa John's Kicks Off NFL Season

Papa John's, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League (NFL), launched an extensive integrated advertising and social media campaign to kick off the NFL season this week. Platforms include television, radio, digital, activation, and promotional marketing.

The TV campaign stars John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman, and CEO, and Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback and Papa John's franchisee, and carries the theme "Up Your Game."

New Study Reveals America’s Favorite Quick-Service Chains

Pizza segment rankings from Market Force Information survey. Market Force Information

With new limited-service brands emerging at a rapid pace, consumers have more dining choices than ever, and their preferences are proving that established national concepts could learn a thing or two from these smaller, younger chains. According to a nationwide study on consumers’ favorite quick-service chains from Market Force Information, brands like Firehouse Subs, Qdoba, and Papa Murphy’s rank better for customer satisfaction compared to more established category players like Subway, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

Papa John’s Launches Mobile Gift Card Ordering Site

Papa John's launched the quick-serve pizza industry’s first system-wide mobile-optimized website, powered by CashStar, that improves the digital gift card ordering experience. Papa John’s customers now have the convenience and ease of ordering via their mobile device by going to, where they can design and purchase customized Papa John's gift cards and select the specific delivery date.

A Global Game-Changer

Since the days when fliers, posters, and billboards ruled the marketing world, brands have searched high and low for the newest, smartest, and easiest ways to connect consumers with their products. And for several years, sports marketing has provided quick-service concepts the ability to reach a widespread audience while investing in something consumers are passionate about.

Consumers Say Pizza Segment Gives Best Bang for the Buck

Value perception across quick-service segments reflects uptick for pizza brands. YouGov BrandIndex

Value is in the eye of the beholder, and recent research suggests consumers find the most value in the pizza segment of the quick-service industry.

“Value is an important driver in decisions,” says Ted Marzilli, CEO of YouGov BrandIndex, a daily brand consumer perception research service. “We define value as the combination of price and quality.”

Papa John’s Aims to Eliminate Use of Gestation Crates

Papa John’s, an international pizza outlet with more than 4,000 stores, announced it will join other restaurant chains in working to eliminate controversial gestation crates from its supply chain. The cages, which are used to confine breeding pigs, have been criticized in recent years by animal welfare advocates and the food industry alike.