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LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s expands delivery with DoorDash

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced a national partnership with DoorDash, the fastest-growing on-demand destination for door-to-door delivery, offering delivery from more than 1,400 restaurants. To celebrate the launch, lucky pizza lovers can get $0 delivery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend from March 15-17 on all orders over $10 delivered through the platform at participating locations. By working with partners like DoorDash, Papa John’s continues to find ways to reach new customer segments and expand its off-premise offerings through delivery and takeout.   “This partnership extends our continued commitment to meet customers wherever they are and provide simple,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s and Purdue University Global Partner to Deliver Tuition Benefit Program

Innovative partnership offers all the ingredients for affordable education to further career growth for team members LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced a new tuition benefit program for its 20,000 corporate team members that is unique in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry. The tuition reimbursement education program, Dough & Degrees, is offered in partnership with Purdue University Global. The program covers 100 percent of tuition costs of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs for Papa John’s corporate team members. The new program allows eligible employees to expand their skill set, build leadership and management expertise, and prepare…


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Big changes for LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s

Papa John’s Announces $200 Million Strategic Investment from Starboard and Appointment of Three New Directors to Papa John’s Board, Including Jeffrey C. Smith as Chairman LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement with Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, “Starboard”) pursuant to which Starboard is making a $200 million strategic investment in the Company with the option to make an additional $50 million investment through March 29, 2019, as described below. In connection with the investment, the Papa John’s Board of Directors is expanding to include two…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Announces New Organizational Structure and Executive Promotions and Appointments

New Structure Designed to Improve Customer Experience and Drive Growth Mike Nettles Appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating & Growth Officer LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has announced a new organizational structure consistent with the strategy laid out earlier this year to improve the experience that customers have with Papa John’s and accelerate growth. As part of the changes, the Company has established dedicated roles and responsibilities around each consumer touch point and has consolidated the line of reporting for these roles under a new Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Growth Officer position, which will be…


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Independent Special Committee of LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s Board of Directors Issues Letter

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) has released the following from the Special Committee of independent directors of the Papa John’s Board of Directors: To the Papa John’s Community: The independent members of the Papa John’s Board of Directors take seriously our responsibility to serve and protect the best interests of Papa John’s and our stakeholders. John Schnatter is promoting his self-interest at the expense of all others in an attempt to regain control. John Schnatter is harming the Company, not helping it, as evidenced by the negative impact his comments and actions have had on our business…


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LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s takes action to prevent a John Schnatter takeover

The following statement from Papa John’s International was released Sunday night regarding what media outlets are calling a “poison pill”:  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the adoption of a limited duration stockholder rights plan (the “Rights Plan”) and declared a dividend distribution of one right (“Right”) for each outstanding share of common stock. The record date for such dividend distribution is August 2, 2018. The Rights Plan expires, without any further action being required to be taken by Papa John’s Board of Directors, on July 22, 2019. The adoption…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company (the “Company”), today announced that Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Lance Tucker is departing the Company effective March 2, 2018, to assume the role of chief financial officer at Jack in the Box Inc. The Company will immediately commence a search, to include internal and external candidates, for a Chief Financial Officer. “Lance has been a critical member of our executive leadership team. He has also been instrumental in developing an already strong and deep finance department. I appreciate all his contributions during his many…


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LouisvilleKY-based Papa John’s CEO writes open letter Moms and Dads of America

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In June of 2015, Papa John’s International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced that it was working to remove 14 unwanted ingredients from its menu. Today, the pizza-making organization marked another Clean Label milestone with the fulfillment of that promise through a letter from Founder, Chairman and CEO “Papa John” Schnatter. Dear Fellow Pizza Lovers – Last June, I made a promise in an open letter in USA Today to the Moms and Dads of America that we would remove 14 unwanted ingredients from Papa John’s pizzas by the end of 2016. Those ingredients included: Artificial Colors (Synthetic and Certified…


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LouisvilleKY’s Papa John’s International among the first U.S. brands to enter in Tunisia

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues to set the bar high for quality pizza not only domestically, but internationally by being among the first U.S. restaurant brands to enter Tunisia. Following Egypt, Tunisia will be only the second country in Africa to boast a Papa John’s franchise. Just recently, Tunisia opened their borders to outside franchising. Franchisee, Mr. Sofiene Ghali, a Tunisian leader in the QSR industry, is excited to bring a high-quality hand-made pizza to his home country. Owning and operating over 25 hamburger and sandwich restaurants, Mr. Ghali knows that one of the first U.S. restaurant…