LOCAL PAPA JOHN’S FRANCHISEE EARNS TOP NATIONAL HONOR

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 www.papajohns.com.

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 www.papajohnscolumbus.com.

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with Charles Burris please contact Julie Kooser at julie@papajohnscolumbus.com.