LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Papa John's International, Inc. announced domestic systemwide comp sales for the four weeks ended May 25 dropped 0.4 percent, according to a news release.
That figure included a 2.1 percent drop in company-owned stores and a 0.2 percent increase at franchised restaurants.
During the period, the company introduced its Grilled Chicken Alfredo specialty pizza, which was supported by national advertising. Sales figures for the same period last year included various local market option promotions not supported by national television advertising, the company noted.
International sales were up 4 percent, on a constant U.S. dollar basis, over the same period last year, according to the release.