Papa John's International, Inc.

Papa John's International, Inc.

Papa John's International, Inc.

Date Founded



2002 Papa John's Boulevard,Louisville, KY 40299-2367

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)




Company Description

As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter felt there was something missing from national pizza chains – a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered right to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void. In 1983, John picked up his business degree from Ball State University and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at the age of 22, he knocked down the broom closet of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), purchased $1600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar. From day one, John knew he could make a better pizza by using fresh dough and superior-quality ingredients, and he refused to sway from that commitment to quality. It worked, and people loved his pizza. In 1984, John opened his first Papa John's restaurant, and Papa John's has been going strong ever since. Today, Papa John's is the recognized leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises more than 3,500 restaurants in all 50 states and 29 countries. More than 25 years later, one thing remains the same – Papa John's is still fully committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza."

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Operating Officer, North America

Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer

Chief Insights & Technology Officer

Chief Development Officer

Chief Legal & Risk Officer

Chief People & Diversity Officer

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Co-Operative President, Western Washington

Board of Directors

Co-Founder at Starboard Value LP

Director at Cia Goodyear del Peru SA

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at PNK Development 18 LLC

President & Chief Executive Officer at Papa John's International, Inc.

Former President & Director at International Federation of Accountants

General Manager, Kings Guard Gaming at Sacramento Kings LP

Former Senior Vice President, Product Management at OpenTable Inc.

Former Vice President-Community & External Affairs at Silver Eagle Distributors LP

Director at N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd.

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Papa John's International, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Papa John's International, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Preferred Restaurant Brands, Inc. purchases Papa Johns International, Inc. /2 Branches Fresno, California from Papa John's International, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
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Partner at Dentons

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Attorney at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


Chief Executive Officer at Endeavor Restaurant Group, Inc.

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