Papa John’s International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PZZA) announced September 12 that systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended August 20, 2000 increased 1.0%, comprised of a 2.6% increase at company-owned restaurants and a 0.4% increase at franchised units.

At September 11, 2000, there were 2,473 Papa John’s restaurants (616 company-owned and 1,857 franchised) operating in 47 states and seven international markets. Papa John’s also owns or franchises 205 Perfect Pizza restaurants (8 company-owned and 197 franchised) in the United Kingdom.

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