Industry News | June 27, 2016

Who You Gonna Call? Papa John's

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Papa John's International teamed up with Sony Pictures on the reboot of the iconic film, Ghostbusters. In addition to Papa John's pizza making a tasty cameo at a vacant Chinese restaurant serving as Ghostbusters headquarters, the brand is offering an XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza for only $12 delivered in a Ghostbusters–themed pizza box featuring "honorary" Ghostbuster Papa John, alongside the ECTO-1.

Additionally, the new Papa John's TV spot introduces new Ghostbuster, Papa John, along with one of the brand's "best customers" - Slimer. America's favorite pizza maker delivers a stack of XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizzas to Slimer, only to get slimed for his efforts. The Papa John's TV spot will air primarily across national cable entertainment and sports networks including AMC, ESPN, and Comedy Central.

"The original Ghostbusters film debuted in 1984, the same year I opened the first ever Papa John's location," says "Papa John" Schnatter, founder, chairman, and CEO of Papa John's. "Over 30 years later we are able to reveal one of the secrets of our success: Slimer loves Papa John's pizza!"

But don't take Slimer's word for it; consumers rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction and product quality among all national pizza chains in the 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In 2016 consumers have also recognized Papa John's industry leading efforts and financial investment of $100 million to improve its ingredients. Papa John's is the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of: preservatives like MSG, BHA, and BHT; cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils; artificial flavors and synthetic colors; and the removal of high-fructose corn syrup across the entire food menu.

Papa's XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza features 10 big slices of our fresh, hand-tossed original dough covered in our signature pizza sauce, and topped with premium pepperoni and another layer of deli-style pepperoni, cheese, and Italian Herb seasonings. Papa's XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza is a limited-time offer that runs through July 24 while supplies last. 

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