Papa John’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza Earns the 2013 Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Award for Best Limited-Time Offer

  Papa John’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza Earns the 2013 Nation’s Restaurant News
  MenuMasters Award for Best Limited-Time Offer

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- March 1, 2013

Adding to its list of recent prestigious industry awards, Papa John’s
International (NASDAQ: PZZA) this week was honored by Nation’s Restaurant News
with its 2013 MenuMasters Award in the category of Best Limited-Time Offer for
its Buffalo Chicken Pizza.

“We are honored to have this very popular pizza recognized by Nation’s
Restaurant News,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer. “Our franchisees, R&D and marketing teams, along with many
other departments worked collaboratively to develop, market and launch our
Buffalo Chicken Pizza, so this truly is a systemwide achievement. ‘Better
Ingredients. Better Pizza.’ is what we strive for every day. It’s both
thrilling and humbling when our efforts are recognized by consumers and
throughout the industry.”

Papa John’s rolled-out its Buffalo Chicken Pizza as an LTO at more than 3,000
restaurants in the U.S. last April. It proved so popular with consumers that
the company introduced it again in September to kick off the NFL season. Since
then, Papa John’s Buffalo Chicken Pizza has launched in several international
markets, including the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United
Arab Emirates.

“When selecting MenuMasters awardees, we don’t only take into consideration
culinary ingenuity, but also the likely impact of the candidates on
foodservice as a whole,” Nation’s Restaurant News Senior Food Editor, Bret
Thorn said in a press release announcing the award winners. “This year’s
winners are a great mix of terrific new proteins, creative flavor combinations
and adjustments to menus that are likely to pave the way for further
innovation.”

The MenuMasters Award is the third prominent award Papa John’s has earned for
its 2012 performance. In March 2012, Papa John’s was named Brand of the Year
in the Pizza Chain Category of the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study, and in
June 2012 the brand was named tops in customer satisfaction among
limited-service restaurants in the 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index
(ACSI). It was the 11^th time in the past 13 years Papa John’s had achieved
that honor.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the past
13 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction
among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index
(ACSI). Papa John's also earned the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Pizza Brand of
the Year. Papa John’s is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football
League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.

Contact:

Papa John's International, Inc.
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318
Director, Corporate Communications
Darryl_Carr@papajohns.com