The company reaffirmed that it expects third quarter earnings per share to be in the middle to upper middle of the previously announced range of $0.42 to $0.49. The company is scheduled to announce third quarter earnings results on October 30 after the market close.
Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that systemwide comparable sales for the five weeks ended September 30, 2001 decreased 0.1%, composed of a 1.4% increase at franchised units and a 4.1% decrease at company-owned restaurants. Systemwide comparable sales for the third quarter ended September 30, 2001 were flat, composed of a 1.3% increase at franchised units and a 3.3% decrease at company-owned restaurants. Total systemwide international sales increased 21.9% for the five-week period and 22.8% for the third quarter on a constant U.S. dollar basis, over the comparable periods last year.
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