Papa John's April comp sales rise 5%

May 6, 2002

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) confirmed domestic systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended April 28, 2002, increased 5 percent (composed of a 6.4 percent increase at company-owned restaurants and a 4.5 percent increase at franchise restaurants).

According to a release, the company estimates that the Easter holiday had a 1 percent to 2 percent positive impact on the month's comparable sales.

Total systemwide international sales increased 4.4 percent over the comparable period last year.

As of May 6, there were 2,751 Papa John's restaurants (596 company-owned and 2,155 franchised) operating in 47 states and nine international markets. Papa John's also owns or franchises 179 Perfect Pizza restaurants (2 company-owned and 177 franchised) in the United Kingdom.

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