Papa John’s is celebrating 24 years of “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza” by giving customers a free order of cheesesticks with the purchase of any large, specialty pizza at regular menu price through Jan. 27.

“We feel honored that for the past 24 years, we’ve been able to offer our Better Ingredients, Better Pizza to customers,” says John Schnatter, Papa John’s founder. “So, as our way of giving back for their continued support and loyalty, we want to ring in 2008 with a special offer including one of our great side items.”

In 2001, Papa John’s was the first national chain to offer its customers the convenience of online ordering. Since its launch, online orders at have grown on average more than 50 percent each year. Customers can even place their orders up to 21 days in advance with Papa’s convenient plan ahead ordering feature.

Last year, Papa John’s launched its “Favorites Wizard” at allowing customers to preset their favorite orders, providing the ability to quickly re-order a favorite combination of menu items in as little as two clicks.

And Papa John’s most recent convenience innovation for its customers: text ordering. Once customers set up their favorite orders online at, they can text their order in two easy steps from any of the more than 2,700 Papa John’s restaurants throughout the country.

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