Papa John's Get in Lunch Game with $6 'Papadia'

    Industry News | February 3, 2020

    Papa John's

    The Papadia launch comes on the heels of Papa John’s newly released Garlic Parmesan crust.

    Papa John’s is upgrading guests’ lunch routines with the new Papadia—a toasty, hearty alternative to the same old sandwich routine, for just $6.

    The Papadia is crafted from Papa John’s fresh, never-frozen original dough and filled with fresh ingredients. It is served with a pepperoncini and a sauce of choice on the side.

    “The Papadia is inspired by the ‘piadina,’ an Italian folded flatbread sandwich from Northern Italy. It combines the original Papa John’s crust people crave along with fresh toppings, making it the best of both worlds – it’s both a pizza and a sandwich,” says Paul Fabre, SVP product innovation at Papa John’s. “The Papadia is great for people on the go who are looking to mix up their traditional lunch routine.”

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    There are four varieties, each hand-stretched, oven-baked and hand-folded to order.

    • Italian: Italian flatbread-style sandwich made from original fresh dough with Alfredo sauce, spicy Italian sausage, salami, real cheese made from mozzarella and banana peppers for a little kick. Served with a Pizza sauce dipping cup.
    • Philly Cheesesteak: Italian flatbread-style sandwich made from original fresh dough with sliced Philly steak, fresh-cut onions and green peppers, real cheese made from mozzarella and Philly sauce. Served with a Garlic sauce dipping cup.
    • Grilled BBQ Chicken & Bacon: Italian flatbread-style sandwich made from original fresh dough with grilled chicken, bacon, fresh-cut onions and real cheese made from mozzarella, drizzled with sweet and smoky BBQ Sauce. Served with a barbecue sauce dipping cup.
    • Meatball Pepperoni: Italian flatbread-style sandwich made from original fresh dough with spicy meatballs, pepperoni, pizza sauce, real cheese made from mozzarella and classic Italian seasoning. Served with a Pizza sauce dipping cup.

    The Papadia launch comes on the heels of Papa John’s newly released Garlic Parmesan crust, the first flavor added to its original crust in the company’s history, with more exciting innovations to come in 2020.

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