Retrieved January 1, Nice and clean environment. We'll write 'the lady with the blue eyes' or 'the guy in the green shirt. On July 10, , Papa John's controlled an estimated 6.
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Great pizza but the price is high compare other competitors in the business. Nice and clean environment. I ordered from a hotel near the airport. Delivery was fairly fast and the pizza was good. Didn't enjoy ordering the pizza though, the man who took my phone order was a little rude when we had trouble understanding each other.
For example he made My hotel suggested this Papa Johns for delivery service. It was a long delivery; however, they did tell me up front it would take appx. Papa Johns is not "wow" pizza If you believe the online pizza tracker and due to the temperature of my pizza on arrival, I do, it took 45 minutes to get from the shop to my hotel.
If you want cold soggy pizza, this is your place. I haven't ordered Papa John's in several years and decided to order one when staying in Charlotte out by the airport. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. Papa John's Pizza Is this your business? Order Online with DoorDash.
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The Papa John's restaurant was founded in when "Papa" John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet in the back of his father's tavern, Mick's Lounge, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Dipping sauce specifically for pizza was invented by Papa John's Pizza that same year, and has since become popular when eating pizza, especially the crust.
A year later it had stores, and by it had opened 1, stores. PMQ Pizza Magazine said in December that the company was the third-largest take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United States. In its net margin was 4. Brands , which owns Pizza Hut , was 7. Papa John's has over 5, establishments—4, franchised restaurants operating domestically in all 50 states and in 44 countries and territories.
Papa John's operates "company owned stores" under joint ventures and 35 units in Beijing and North China. The company celebrated the event by giving away 4, free pizzas to customers throughout New York City. On July 11, , news outlets reported that during a conference call with Papa Johns' marketing agency Laundry Services, Schnatter had used the word "nigger" by saying " Colonel Sanders called blacks niggers and Sanders never faced public backlash.
Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board on the same day the incident was reported. On July 26, , John Schnatter filed a lawsuit against Papa John's Pizza to give him access to the company's books and records after they fired him from the company after the teleconference call scandal. He describes the company's procedures as an "unexplained and heavy-handed way" to cut ties between him and the company that he founded. In addition to preventing him from accessing information, the corporation has also implemented a poison pill strategy in order to limit Schnatter's chances of buying back a majority stake in the company.
Papa John's primarily takes carryout and delivery orders, although some stores have tables and chairs for dining in. In January , Papa John's became the first national pizza chain to make online ordering available to all of its U. On July 10, , Papa John's controlled an estimated 6.
Papa John's has operated in the United Kingdom since In July the company had shops in the UK,  although in it had plans for the number rising to between and within the next five years.
The company has over 50 locations and operates mobile units around the country. The franchises are often located adjacent to Supermacs fast food outlets. Spain is the second most important European market for Papa John's. The chain has been operating in Spain since , and due to its fast growth it already had 42 restaurants by late Papa John's expects to open at least restaurants just in the province of Madrid, as well as expanding to other regions across Spain.
Papa John's restaurants in Portugal have closed or no longer operate under the brand name. Some of these locations still serve pizza, though the master-franchise Rest-Smart filed for bankruptcy.
In turn, Six Flags received an annual sponsorship and promotional opportunities from Papa John's. The Papa John's name was taken off the stadium in July , after Schnatter's resignation from the company.
Papa John's received attention in May when a Washington, D. Photographs of the shirts quickly spread from the Internet  to Cleveland television. Increasing awareness of the controversy prompted an apology from the Papa John's national headquarters on May 5. The chain sold over , pizzas at 23 cents a piece, with customers waiting in lines outside of some stores for as long as three hours.
Papa John's also received media attention on January 6, , when an employee typed the phrase "lady chinky eyes" on a receipt issued to an Asian American customer at a restaurant in New York City. You know, we do stuff like that sometimes. We'll write 'the lady with the blue eyes' or 'the guy in the green shirt. Papa John's CEO John Schnatter informed shareholders that his business's costs would increase due to the additional expenses associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act , and that franchisees would pass those expenses on to the consumer.
John Schnatter's claim that a reverse in NFL viewer ratings supposedly because of the NFL kneeling controversy  had directly led to decreased same-store sales across Papa John's franchises was extensively reported in November A media report surfaced on July 11, , claiming that Schnatter had used the word nigger in a conference call the previous May, along with graphic descriptions of violence against racial minorities.
Forbes magazine reported that a media agency working with Papa John's severed its relationship with the company following the report. Steve Ritchie, who had replaced Schnatter as CEO, responded with a memo stating that "racism has no place at Papa John's," and a company spokesman wrote in an email that Papa John's "condemns racism".
In , Pizza Hut filed a lawsuit against Papa John's based on a series of advertisements that compared the ingredients of Papa John's and its competitors. At trial, the court agreed with Pizza Hut's argument that Papa John's slogan did not constitute statements of literal fact — that "fresher ingredients" do not necessarily account for a "better" pizza; this ruling was overturned in when Papa John's appealed the decision.
Although the jury's decision on the misleading advertising was upheld, the appeals court determined that Pizza Hut failed to prove, under the requirements of the Lanham Act , that the misleading advertising and puffery had a material effect on consumers' purchasing decisions.
We conclude that 1 the slogan, standing alone, is not an objectionable statement of fact upon which the consumers would be justified in relying, and thus not actionable under section 43 a ; and 2 while the slogan, when utilized in connection with some of the post-May comparative advertising — specifically, the sauce, dough and stuff campaigns — conveyed objectionable and misleading facts, Pizza Hut has failed to adduce any evidence demonstrating that the facts conveyed by the slogan were material to the purchasing decisions of the consumers to which the slogan was directed.
In , the company was the subject of a class-action lawsuit for allegedly sending over , unwanted text messages to customers.
The complaint, which stated that drivers were typically paid a flat reimbursement amount per delivery that was less than the usual recommended mileage rate, had a "net effect" of the company "willfully fail[ing] to pay the federal minimum wage to their delivery drivers.
In July , Panera Bread filed a lawsuit with the U. Eastern District Court in Missouri accusing Papa John's of stealing digital trade secrets and proprietary data management strategies by hiring Michael Nettles, a former Panera executive who was in charge of the chain's corporate digital technologies deployment.
Details that led to the lawsuit being dropped were not made public. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 3 January Papa John's International, Inc. Louisville portal Kentucky portal Companies portal Food portal. Form K for Securities and Exchange Commission Report. Retrieved 26 October