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Papa John’s, Domino’s Growth Cools as Pizza Loses Covid Bump

    
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Pizza -- the unofficial meal of 2020 for many locked-down consumers -- has finally slowed its meteoric rise.

Papa John’s International Inc. and Domino’s Pizza Inc. on Thursday both reported same-store sales growth that missed estimates in the U.S. Although the two chains both logged increases, the rate of growth is slowing as indoor dining resumes across the country.