At Papa John's we use only the finest ingredients. Our original crust dough is hand-tossed and never frozen, and our tomato sauce is made from all-natural ingredients.
This promise all started from the dream of a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Papa John's founder John Schnatter realized that there was something missing from national pizza chains; a superior-quailty traditional pizza delivered to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void.
In 1983, "Papa" John Schnatter delivered his last campus pizza, picked up his business degree from Ball State University, and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at age 22, he knocked down the broom closet in his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), sold his prized 1971 Z28 Camaro, purchased $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering out of the back of the bar.
Papa John's opened its first pizza restaurant in 1984 and to this day is committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." Papa John's is the recognized quality leader of the pizza category and now owns or franchises over 3,500 restaurants worldwide.
Taste the Papa John's difference - Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.
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Papa John's will create superior brand loyalty, i.e. "raving fans", through (a) authentic, superior-quality products, (b) legendary customer service and (c) exceptional community service.
People are our most important asset. Papa John's will provide clear, consistent, strategic leadership and career opportunities for Team Members who (a) exhibit passion toward their work, (b) uphold our Core Values, (c) take pride of ownership in building the long-term value of the Papa John's brand and (d) have ethical business practices.