Papa John’s Thanks the Troops for Their Service with USO Meal Deal and Pizza Party Celebration

  Papa John’s Thanks the Troops for Their Service with USO Meal Deal and Pizza
  Party Celebration

  Company’s goal is to raise $50,000 for the USO; Papa John’s Founder, John
   Schnatter, to host a pizza party celebration for 10,000 troops and their
                     families at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- May 24, 2013

Pizza lovers throughout the country can join Papa John’s in thanking the brave
men and women of the US armed forces for their service through a special USO
Meal Deal. Beginning today, customers can go to www.papajohns.com and use the
promo code “USOMealDeal” to order two large, two-topping pizzas for $22, with
$1 from every order going back to the USO. The offer is valid through
Thursday, May 30.

John Schnatter, (front row right) founder, chairman and CEO of Papa John's,
and Marcus Smith, presid ...

John Schnatter, (front row right) founder, chairman and CEO of Papa John's,
and Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway,
will compete in a drag race as part of a special pizza party celebration for
10,000 troops and family members Sunday at the zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor
Speedway. (Photo: Business Wire)

“This is a great way for all of America to show its appreciation for the
service of the brave men and women of the US military,” said John Schnatter,
Papa John’s founder, chairman and CEO. “Our goal is to raise $50,000 to
support the USO, which is a wonderful organization that supports military
members and their families.”

Papa John’s also is hosting a special pizza party celebration for 10,000
troops and family members on Sunday at the zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor
Speedway in Concord, N.C. In addition to free Papa John’s pizza, the event,
which will be emceed by CNN’s Robin Meade, will feature a free concert by
country music artist Jamie Tate, with special appearances by Lt. Col. Oliver
North (Ret.), Willie Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, and several NASCAR
drivers, including Kurt Busch and Greg Biffle.

The celebration will conclude with a drag race between Schnatter, driving his
beloved 1972 Z28 Camaro, and Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith.
This is the third-consecutive year the two will race, this year vying for the
tongue-in-cheek Golden Hubcap trophy.

“We’ll be serving 3,000 pizzas this Sunday to salute our brave troops and
their families,” said Schnatter. “We want to thank them for protecting our
freedom and let them know their sacrifices are truly appreciated each and
every day. The drag race with my good friend Marcus will be a thrilling way to
conclude an exciting event.”

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 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, on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns.

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Contact:

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