Archive February 2012

Papa John’s Heart-Shaped Pizza Guaranteed To Heat Up The House This Valentine’s Day

Cupid must be thrilled! He has more than just arrows at his disposal this Valentine’s Day to help in the romance department as Papa John’s heart-shaped pizza makes its return. Available February 10 through 14, couples and loved ones can turn the heat up on Valentine’s Day with a themed pizza that has become as much a Valentine’s Day tradition as the cherub of love.

Papa John’s Heart-Shaped pizza has become a popular seasonal request, signifying a trend that many consumers continue to forgo the fancy Valentine’s Day dinner to spend quality time at home with significant others, friends and family.

“Valentine’s Day is special and filled with many quality traditions and Papa John’s heart-shaped pizza is one tradition that always adds excitement to the holiday,” Papa John’s chief marketing officer Andrew Varga said. “Along with the typical flowers, stuffed animals and box of chocolates, our themed pizza is quickly proving to be another staple of romance.”

Papa John’s has 23 restaurants in Central Ohio and this week only we’re also celebrating our sweeter side with your choice of either our Large Ultimate Double Pepperoni or Tuscan Six Cheese Pizza and a Cinnapie for only $11.99.

Heads Up! Super Bowl XLVI Coin Toss Lands On ‘Heads’ Giving Free Papa John’s Pizza To Millions!

Hey America, are you ready for some free Papa John’s pizza – the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and Super Bowl XVLI? In one of the most anticipated “flips” in history, the coin toss for Super Bowl XVLI landed on “heads” this evening, resulting in a free large one-topping Papa John’s pizza and 2-liter Pepsi MAX for the millions of members of Papa John’s Papa Rewards customer loyalty program.

Fans who were enrolled in Papa Rewards as of 6 p.m. ET today will receive an email Monday with instructions on how to get their large one-topping pizza and 2-liter Pepsi MAX.

“No matter which team you are rooting for, everyone enrolled in Papa Rewards walks away a winner after Super Bowl XLVI,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “It’s our way of celebrating a terrific NFL season and rewarding our loyal Papa Rewards customers.”

America chose which side of the coin it would be on via a popular vote Jan. 22 through Feb. 1 at www.papajohns.com. “Heads” prevailed with 60 percent of the vote.

Papa John’s Super Bowl Coin Toss Experience was supported via an integrated marketing campaign that included a national television commercial featuring NFL stars Peyton Manning and Jerome “The Bus” Bettis, along with Schnatter, as well as digital media advertising, social media, media relations, and interactive, video-rich Web pages at www.papajohns.com.

As a special thanks to our customers all Columbus Ohio area Papa John’s restaurants will be offering a Large One-Topping Pizza for only $.46 cents this week only with the purchase of Large Specialty Pizza.

America Calls ‘Heads’ For Super Bowl XLVI Coin Toss And Chance For Free Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John’s, the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, today announced that America has called “heads” in Papa John’s Super Bowl XLVI Coin Toss Experience. With America’s call, the millions of fans enrolled in the company’s Papa Rewards customer loyalty program will receive a free large one-topping pizza and 2-liter Pepsi MAX if the coin toss in Super Bowl XLVI lands on “heads.”

America chose which side of the coin based on popular vote the past 10 days at www.papajohns.com. “Heads” prevailed with 60 percent of the vote.

But making the call is just part of Papa John’s Super Bowl XLVI Coin Toss Experience. Americans can enroll in Papa Rewards at www.papajohns.com until 6 p.m. ET Super Bowl Sunday to receive the free pizza and Pepsi MAX if America’s call is correct.

“We’re thrilled with the response of NFL fans and our customers to Papa John’s Super Bowl Coin Toss Experience,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and CEO. “Recognizing it’s not every day that you get a chance for free pizza and Pepsi MAX on the simple flip of a coin, we expect the rush of people signing up for Papa Rewards to continue right up until the official coin is tossed.”

“I’ve never seen so much excitement about a coin toss,” said NFL star and Super Bowl XLI champion Peyton Manning. “I’ll be crossing my fingers with all of America for the coin to land on heads and reward everyone with free Papa John’s pizza.”

Added Super Bowl XL Champion and Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist Jerome “The Bus” Bettis: “For years, the coin toss I participated in on Thanksgiving Day 1998 has been recognized as one of the most famous in NFL history. If this year’s coin toss comes up ‘heads,’ I may be passing Papa John’s the torch for the most memorable coin toss.”

Last year for Super Bowl XLV, Papa John’s set a single-day sales record by selling more than 1 million pizzas, driven in part by offering a free large pizza to everyone in America if the game went into overtime. In the fourth quarter, the teams were separated by only 3 points, but the game did not go into overtime. In fact, no Super Bowl has ever gone into overtime.

“We generated a lot of excitement toward the end of Super Bowl XLV,” Schnatter said. “For Super Bowl XLVI, we’re flipping our strategy – literally – and generating a lot of drama for NFL fans and our customers at the beginning of Super Bowl XLVI.”

If the coin toss for Super Bowl XLVI lands on heads, each Papa Rewards member will receive an email Monday, Feb. 6, with instructions on how to get their free large one-topping pizza and 2-liter Pepsi MAX.