Billed as the most significant new product rollout in the company’s history and the first new crust offering by the pizza brand in nearly 10 years, Papa’s Perfect Pan pizza helped the Papa John’s domestic system post 5.9 percent positive comparable sales in October and 8.7 percent positive comparable sales in November, according to a company release.

Consumer feedback gathered by the company at product sampling events across the country indicated nearly 90 percent of customers trying Papa’s Perfect Pan enjoyed the product, with 85 percent stating they liked the new robusto sauce. The product also scored very well on repurchase intent, with more than 70 percent of first time users indicating their intent to purchase the product again.

“We’re ecstatic about the response of not only our core customers, but also new customers who may be tasting our better pizza for the first time,” says Papa John’s President and CEO Nigel Travis.

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