Papa John’s Pizza is Restaurant Company based in the USA. It is world’s 3rd largest pizza delivery restaurant chain company. The company was founded by John Schnatter in 1985 in Jeffersonville of Indiana. Headquarters are in Jeffersonville of Kentucky which is near Louisville. The slogan is "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Papa John's." John’s father owned a tavern called Mick’s lounge. Due to business being on the edge of bankruptcy, he sold his favorite 1972 Camaro Z28 in 1984 for $2800 and supported the business. The lounge’s broom closet was transformed and from there delivery of pizzas. By 1986 the company sold its first franchise in Fern Creek to Roger and Scott Roelofs located in Kentucky. The companies gave services mostly of delivering pizza but certain branches provided services of sitting and dine in.
Its franchise shop owners give a royalty fee 5% to Papa John's International of the net sales, and up to 7% of net sales for advertisement expenses. In 1999 2000th restaurant was opened and brought with $1 billion sales system wide. It owns 4700 stores and of that 3500 are located in USA and 1200 branches in 37 other countries. In 2012 it inaugurated its 4000th restaurant and thus offered 4000 free pizza in New York. Papa john international is a public company and of which 25% shares are owned by John himself.
In January 2012 it became 1st of its kind to offer pizza through inline portals IN USA. The company-owned franchise in the UK since 2001. It has 300 shops there until July 2015. Cyprus franchise is owned since 2006 with 12 stores there.
Six flags on March 30, 2006 acclaimed that its parks' pizza would exclusively be from Papa John's. In turn, it received an annual promotional and sponsorship opportunity from Papa John's. Papa John's is also the official pizza provider of the Olympic Speed skating Oval in Alberta, Canada. In November 2006 it even signed with ESPN for sponsorship title. By August 2010, it signed a multiple-year deal with the National Football League for being their official pizza restaurant. It has the naming rights to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium which is used by the University of Louisville for its football team, in exchange for donating $5 million.
It received attention from people due to giving printed T-shirts by making fun and joke of played LeBron James but then it had to apologize back. Forbes announced it at10th position in List of the Nations’200 Best Small Companies. Restaurants and Institutions' Choice in Chains survey announced Papa John's as 1st rank in customer satisfaction and product quality amongst all national pizza chains. It delivered 13,500 six–inch pan pizzas made for construction workers in San Diego for completing the U.S. Navy ship Lewis and Clark. Workers treated themselves with 2,275 pounds of cheese and 36,000 slices of pepperoni as for completing the two-and-a-half year job. Their mobile channel and digital services now account for 50 percent and more of Papa John's total U.S. sales, making them the first in the industry to do such a great job. It's open in many countries including china, India, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, France, Spain, Oman, Egypt, etc countries. The company has been favorite of all for its amazing and delicious pizza and also their maintaining quality, giving importance to the welfare and sustainability of animals, protecting them and providing best of their pizza!