We did it….. Three million dollars…look out cancer! We are coming for you!

The 11th Buckeye Cruise For Cancer raised a record-breaking $3 Million for the cause! This cruise is about an all-out effort of staff, sponsors, volunteers, survivors, James staff and doctors, athletes, coaches, musicians, alumni cheer, alumni band and most of all the cruisers! It takes ALL of us!

The Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, which benefits the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, has raised more than $15 million since 2008 for cancer research. The Buckeye Cruise is finalizing the 2019 sailing date and will be forthcoming. For future announcements, visit


Columbus, Ohio, November 8, 2017 – Charles Burris, Vice President/Operating Partner, is pleased to announce a continued multi-year partnership with Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets Captain.

“I’m so proud to be teaming up again with Papa Johns,” said Foligno. “Their efforts in the fight against cancer and helping the Janis Foligno Foundation continue our work is truly appreciated. I look forward to helping my team on the ice by scoring many goals, which in return will help so many off the ice because of Papa John’s gracious commitment to our fight against cancer.”
As part of the partnership, for every goal Nick scores, Papa John’s Pizza will donate $500 during the regular season and $1,000 for playoff goals, with a minimum donation of $15,000. All donations will be given to the Janis Foligno Foundation, an organization that supports local charities and research projects committed to finding a cure for cancer, and which provide care and treatment to those battling the disease. Additionally, Papa John’s will be featuring Foligno in several advertising mediums including some new entertaining television commercials to air during the Blue Jackets season.
Papa John’s has partnered with Nick Foligno, Blue Jackets Foundation, and the Janis Foligno Foundation in past seasons. This continued partnership will help contribute even more toward the fight against cancer.

“We have had a fantastic partnership with Nick for years now,” said Burris, “we’ve had a lot of fun with the fans and have raised over $70,000 for the fight against cancer and children’s charities. Nick is a class act and we are excited to continue our partnership.”
Johncol, Inc. the franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza is based in Columbus with 28 franchise restaurants headed up by Founder Allen Hertzman and Vice President/Operating Partner Charles Burris. The Johncol team was named the Humanitarian of the year for 2016 by Papa John’s International. In 2010, Johncol received the prestigious award of Franchisee of the year and has been selected a National finalist three of the last six years for their outstanding operations. Papa John’s is the official pizza partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets. For more information about the company visit Papa John’s of Columbus at
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If you would like more information or want to schedule an interview with Charles Burris, please contact:

Julie Kooser at 740-549-2201 ext 2007 or


Johncol Inc. is named Humanitarian of the Year

The Central Ohio franchise group for Papa John’s has been honored and awarded the company’s prestigious title of Humanitarian of the Year for 2016 at the Papa John’s worldwide Operators Convention in Colorado Springs CO. on May 23.

Johncol, Inc., is Columbus-based with 28 franchise restaurants headed up by Franchisee Allen Hertzman and Vice President / Operating Partner Charles Burris, received the award from Papa John’s founder John Schnatter in recognition of Johncol’s outstanding community and philanthropic efforts throughout central Ohio.

“Johncol, Inc. has been so thoughtful in contributing to the community with their many philanthropic efforts,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This franchisee is an excellent role model for the entire Papa John’s system and it is an honor to recognize their efforts.”

“We are so thankful for our customers and our philanthropic partners throughout the community. They are the ones that make our efforts possible”, said Charles Burris, Vice President and Operating Partner for Johncol, Inc.. “We are so proud to have received this world-wide recognition from Papa John’s International”.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company. For 15 of the past 17 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, the Official Pizza of Major League Baseball and the Official Pizza Partner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at

The Johncol team received the prestigious award of Franchisee of the year 2010 and was selected as Division Franchisee winner and National finalist three of the last 5 years for their outstanding operations. For more information about Johncol, Inc, visit

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with Charles Burris please contact Julie Kooser at


Win a Pizza Party with Ethan Finlay


Ethan Finlay of Columbus Crew SC was at our Sancus location on Wednesday May 17th to kick off our Sweepstakes promotion which includes one lucky fan winning a pizza party with their friends and Ethan!

While at our store Ethan meet fans and made his first Papa John’s pizza! He enjoyed his pizza making experience and fans enjoyed meeting him. He was a good sport even though is pizza was not up to Papa John’s standard!

Columbus Crew SC social media team was on hand to capture Ethan’s pizza fun on Facebook Live. We have added the video to our website under the Videos tab. Check out the video to see if this attempt was successful!

Also follow @ColumbusCrewSC on Twitter over the next few w for a chance to win a Pizza Party with Ethan and your friends.




Ethan Finlay of Columbus Crew SC will be at our Sancus location on Wednesday May 17, 2017! He will be there from 3-4 PM to be a part of the Facebook Live event.

Our Sancus store is located at 8304 Sancus Blvd, Westerville, Oh 43081.

Make sure to stop by and meet Ethan Finlay on May 17, 2017!