Sept. 2, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has announced that its domestic systemwide comparable sales for the four weeks ended August 25, 2002, decreased 5.6 percent (composed of a 2.7 percent decrease at company-owned restaurants and a 6.6 percent decrease at franchise restaurants).
Total systemwide international sales, however, increased 3.7 percent over the comparable period last year.
As of Aug. 25, 2002, there were 2,773 Papa John's restaurants (594 company-owned and 2,179 franchised) operating in 49 states and nine international markets. Papa John's also owns or franchises 160 Perfect Pizza restaurants (two company-owned and 158 franchised) in the UK.