Papa John's launches most extensive social media campaign for NFL season

Papa John's has introduced a new integrated advertising and social media campaign to kick off the NFL season this week. Platforms include television, radio, digital, activation and promotional marketing, according to a news release. The TV campaign features the brand's...

Little Caesars' Hot-N-Ready campaign boosts brand's perception

Little Caesars' February introduction of the $5 Hot-N-Ready Lunch Combo, as well as its complementing marketing campaign in late spring and early summer, has helped the brand gain more customers and achieve a higher value perception, according to new research...

Papa John’s increases shareholder dividend by 12%

Papa John's International today announced that its board has approved a 12 percent increase in the quarterly dividend payable on PZZA's common stock. According to a news release, this results in a quarterly dividend rate of $0.14 per share, or...

Papa John’s marks barbecue season with spicy pulled pork pizza

Papa John's is celebrating summer barbecue season with the launch of its new spicy pulled pork pizza, available for $12 now through Aug. 24. According to a news release, the pizza features slow-cooked pork with Kansas City-style barbecue sauce, spicy...

Papa John’s adds Cincinnati Bengals to NFL roster

Papa John’s Pizza today was named named as the "Official Pizza of the Cincinnati Bengals." According to a news release on Bengals.com, Papa John’s will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and Bengals fans can take advantage of special...

Papa John’s agrees to cover hepatitis A costs from corporate store

A North Carolina-based, company-owned Papa John’s location has been identified as the original source of a hepatitis A outbreak that happened in late March/early April. And, according to the Independent Tribune, Papa John’s International Inc.

Papa John’s campaign leverages US/Germany World Cup match

A trip to the final 16 is on the line when the U.S./Germany World Cup match kicks off Thursday, and now Papa John’s is adding even higher stakes to the event. If the U.S. team scores two goals Thursday, as...

Domino's, Papa John's kick off World Cup promos

With the FIFA World Cup in Brazil officially underway, two pizza chains are taking advantage of a globally captivated TV audience. If the U.S. national team scores two or more goals during Monday’s opening match against Ghana, Papa John’s will offer 50-percent off all large pizzas on June 17, with its “Score Twice Half Price” promotion.

Papa John’s adds Boeing executive to the board

Papa John’s International this week added Laurette Koellner to its board directors. Koellner most recently served as executive chairman of International Lease Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of American International Group Inc., from June 2012 until its May 2014 sale to...

Papa John’s Founder: Delivery drivers make closer to $20 an hour than $10

John Schnatter, founder, chairman, CEO and president of Papa John’s, told Inc. last week that his company’s drivers make “way closer to 20 bucks an hour than 10.” He went on to say, “Regardless of what the minimum wage is, you really have the market wage.

Papa John's goes Greek with new pizza

Papa John's has introduced a new Greek pizza, featuring pizza sauce, basil pesto, black olives, Roma tomatoes, pepperoni, feta cheese and mozzarella, and topped with banana peppers. It is now available for $12 through June 29. "When I was growing up, my two pizza mentors, a real Italian and a real Greek, taught me how to make pizza.

Schnatter takes over again as Papa John’s president

With the departure of Tony Thompson announced earlier this week, the Papa John’s president void will be filled by Founder John Schnatter, who also serves as CEO and chairman. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, this is the third time Schnatter...

Krispy Kreme selects Papa John’s president as new CEO

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has appointed Tony Thompson, 47, as its new president and CEO, effective June 1, replacing James Morgan, 66, who will continue to serve the company full-time as executive chairman. Thompson joins the company from Papa John’s International...

Papa John's Schnatter to lead SBA panel

John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, will lead a panel on May 15 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Washington, D.C., leg of National Small Business Week hosted by the U.S.

Papa John's issues quarterly dividend

Papa John's has declared a quarterly dividend of 0.125 cents per common share, payable May 23 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 12.

Papa John's UK launches initiative to capture guest feedback

Papa John's UK has partnered with a customer engagement technology provider, Rant & Rave, to improve its customer experience. The program rolled out across the UK system this week and invites customers to share feedback at the point of delivery via text message. Recipients will be able to score their overall experience and provide more details.

Papa John's signs NBA's Paul George to push new sweet chili chicken pizza

Papa John's new sweet chili chicken pizza is being introduced to the masses by Indiana Pacers All–Star Paul George. George is starring in the brand's new commercial alongside CEO John Schnatter. "Paul has captured the hearts of NBA fans and we're happy to have him in the Papa John's family," Schnatter said in a news release.

Papa John's awards franchisees of the year

Papa John's International announced its Franchisees of the Year during its recent annual operators conference in Orlando, Fla. They include: 351 Dough LLC, Arkanas: Domestic Franchisee of the Year (1-3 restaurants): Timothy A. Redden, franchisee; PJ Operations North, North Dakota...

Papa John's president predicts digital sales to reach 50% this year

Papa John's has launched a new TV commercial starring sportscaster Jim Nantz and founder, chairman and CEO John Schnatter, touting the company's online ordering platform. According to a news release, the commercial reminds consumers that Papa John's was the first...

Papa John's execs delivering keynote at Momentum 2014

Supply Chain Commerce Solutions provider Manhattan Associates Inc. has announced that John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO, and Tony Thompson, Papa John's president and chief operating officer, will be the customer keynote speakers at Momentum 2014, May 5-8...

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