America Helps Papa John’s Donate $400,000 In Support of the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

  America Helps Papa John’s Donate $400,000 In Support of the Oklahoma Tornado
  Relief Efforts

 Donation of $1 for every order on May 26, plus food and other donations help
 first responders and residents of Moore and El Reno, Okla. start to recover
                           from devastating storms

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- June 4, 2013

Pizza lovers throughout the country joined forces to help Papa John’s support
the residents, first responders and aid workers recover from recent tornadoes
that devastated the Moore and El Reno, Okla. communities. Including food and
other donations, the country helped raise part of approximately $400,000 in
donations on May 26, when $1 for every order was donated to the Salvation Army
Oklahoma recovery efforts.

“We are thrilled that America rallied to action with our offer,” said John
Schnatter, Papa John’s founder, chairman and CEO. “The money we raised, in
addition to donations of food, labor and other necessities by the Papa John’s
family will go a long way in helping the community recover from this tragic

Jason Opie, franchisee of 11 Papa John’s restaurants in Oklahoma, including
one in Moore, immediately supported his devastated community by distributing
hundreds of pizzas to aid workers and displaced residents. Papa John’s also
deployed a mobile pizza kitchen to the area, which served nearly 10,000 pizzas
to the people and aid workers of Moore.

“I’m extremely proud of how quickly the Papa John’s family, Salvation Army,
and all of America came together to support Moore,” said Schnatter. “I’m
hopeful that our efforts will help the residents recover from this horrible
event, and will help the rebuilding efforts of this wonderful community.”

To learn more about Papa John's Moore relief work, visit our blog at

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, or visit us on
Facebook at, on Twitter at, or on our blog at


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