JOHNCOL, INC., LOCAL PAPA JOHN’S FRANCHISEE ANNOUNCES PAPA JOHN’S CHARITY CHALLENGE RESULTS

The Central Ohio franchisee group, hosted its second annual Papa John’s Charity Challenge Golf outing at the Medallion Club in Westerville, Ohio on Monday August 27, 2018. The outing raised over $100,000 bringing our two year total to over $190,000.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Hospital – Arthur G. James and Richard J. Solove Research Institute OSUCCC – James. The OSUCCC – James is helping to advance cancer research for all cancers through ground-breaking projects, innovative ideas, novel therapies, and other initiatives to more quickly improve patient treatments and outcomes.

 

“Our success could not have been achieved without the support from our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and communities” said Charles Burris, Vice President/Operating Partner for Johncol, Inc; “the commitment to our event is a truly humbling.” The guest speaker at the event, David Cohn, MD, Chief Medical Officer, OSUCCC – James had this to say about the event, “What has been established with the Papa John’s Charity Challenge in only two years is astounding and I was honored to be a part of this great day. Funds raised by our supporters in the community are critical to advancing our cancer program at the OSUCCC – James and we are so grateful to the Charity Challenge for stepping up in a big way to join us in our goal of a cancer-free world.” #beatcancer

The third annual Papa John’s Charity Challenge will be on Monday August 26, 2019, at the Medallion Club in Westerville, Ohio.

Johncol, Inc. the franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza is based in Columbus with 27 franchise locations headed up by Founder Allen Hertzman and Vice President/Operating Partner Charles Burris. Johncol, Inc. opened their first store in Columbus, Ohio on Bethel Road in 1991. Johncol, Inc. continues to be an active member of Central Ohio communities; this involvement and dedication was recognized in 2016 when they received the Humanitarian of the Year award by Papa John’s International.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Charles Burris, please contact:

Craig Smith at 740-549-2201 ext 2007 or craig@papajohnscolumbus.com

PAPA JOHN’S PRESENTS CHECK TO JANIS FOLIGNO FOUNDATION

At the last home game of the regular season, Papa John’s of Central Ohio presented a check to the Janis Foligno Foundation in the amount of $15,250. However this year the presentation had a little extra, with Captain Nick Foligno accepting the check on behalf of the foundation.

This donation is a combination of Nick’s goals this year and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Defender pizza during the hockey season. 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.

And as the Jackets head into the postseason Papa John’s is doubling down to fight cancer! For each goal Nick scores during the postseason, we will donate $1,000 to the Janis Foligno Foundation!

GO JACKETS!

PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE BUCKEYE CRUISE FOR CANCER

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 www.buckeyecruiseforcancer.com

LOCAL PAPA JOHN’S® FRANCHISEE, JOHNCOL, INC. ANNOUNCES THEIR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS CAPTAIN, NICK FOLIGNO

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 www.papajohnscolumbus.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/papajohnscolumbus or Twitter at https://twitter.com/papajohnscbus.

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 julie@papajohnscolumbus.com

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.

 

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.

 

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA UNVEILS GLUTEN-FREE CRUST MADE WITH ANCIENT GRAINS

Gluten-Free Crust Pilot Program Launches in Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston and Nashville
LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) continues to reinforce its commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. and providing consumers with quality menu options and “clean” ingredients by introducing another new pilot—Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains.

Papa John’s continues to reinforce its commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. and providing consumers with quality menu options and “clean” ingredients by introducing another new pilot—Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains. (Photo: Business Wire)

Papa John’s Gluten-Free Crust is made with Ancient Grains, specifically sorghum, teff, amaranth and quinoa, and is currently being tested in Papa John’s locations across Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston and Nashville.

The new, never frozen Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains, showcases the brand’s unwavering commitment to have the highest quality ingredients among national pizza brands. The Papa John’s R&D team spent more than a year to develop the product with the goal of offering pizza fans a better tasting Gluten-Free pizza crust.

“This is something we’ve heard from our customers for some time, but we were never satisfied with the flavor profile of the gluten-free crusts options we tasted—that is until now,” said Sean Muldoon, Chief Ingredient Officer at Papa John’s. “At Papa John’s, we listen to our customers, and not only do they want to know where their food comes from but they are also concerned about what goes into their food. Or in this case, what is not included in their food: gluten.”

Papa John’s goal was to create a crust with some added benefits that stood out from the competition including a heartier flavor. Ancient Grains add a more robust texture and flavor to the Gluten-Free crust. In addition to the taste, the Ancient Grains are naturally gluten-free and higher in protein and fiber than other grains.

From an operations standpoint, Papa John’s employs procedures to prevent contact with gluten, and while the Ancient Grains gluten-free crust is prepared in a separate, gluten-free facility before being shipped to stores, it is possible that a pizza with gluten-free crust could be exposed to gluten during the in-store, pizza-making process. Therefore, the brand does not recommend its Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains for customers with Celiac Disease or serious gluten intolerances.

With the introduction of Papa John’s Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains, and the recent announcement of the organic ingredients pilot program, the pizza maker continues to find new and exciting ways to expand and deliver on its BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. promise.

Papa John’s is the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of the following ingredients across its entire food menu:
• Preservatives BHA and BHT
• Flavor enhancer MSG
• Cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils
• Artificial flavors and synthetic colors
• High fructose corn syrup

In 2016, the brand announced the elimination of artificial flavors and synthetic colors across its entire food menu. Last summer, the pizza brand also fully transitioned the chicken used in grilled chicken pizza toppings and poppers to be fed on a vegetarian diet and raised without human or animal antibiotics, and went completely cage-free with its eggs.

Pizza lovers in LA, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston and Nashville can try a small, two-topping pizza on Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains for just $9.99. For more information regarding Papa John’s NEW Gluten-Free Crust made with Ancient Grains, please visit the frequently asked questions page on the Papa John’s website.

About Johncol, Inc.

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 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. Hertzman opened his first Papa John’s Restaurant on Bethel Road in 1991. Since then Johncol has expanded in the greater Columbus area including locations in Delaware, Marion, Mansfield, Newark/Heath and now Lancaster. Papa John’s is the official pizza partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s of Columbus at www.papajohnscolumbus.com.

Also visit us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/papajohnscolumbus or Twitter at https://twitter.com/papajohnscbus.

About Papa John’s

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. Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns, Instagram at instagram.com/papajohns, and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza. Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John’s Pizza Family at www.papajohns.com/careers/ and www.papajohns.com/franchise

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA FIRST NATIONAL PIZZA CHAIN TO ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF ORGANIC VEGETABLE TOPPINGS

Organic Produce Pilot Program Launches in Lexington, KY and Includes Roma Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Yellow Onions, and Mushrooms

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) continues to build upon its commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA and having the cleanest label among national pizza chains by announcing an exciting new menu initiative—the availability of freshly sliced organic produce for pizza toppings.

Papa John’s continues to build upon its commitment to BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA and having the cleanest label among national pizza chains by announcing an exciting new menu initiative—the availability of freshly sliced organic produce for pizza toppings. (Photo: Business Wire)

The organics pilot program is currently being tested in Papa John’s locations across Lexington, KY and features four freshly-sliced, organic toppings: Roma tomatoes, green peppers, yellow onions, and mushrooms.

Papa John’s will work in partnership with Green BEAN Delivery to source the fresh, organic produce from Certified Organic family farms across the country including locations in Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Oregon, California and Indiana.

Papa John’s is reinforcing its dedication to both ingredient quality and customer choice—actively listening to its customers and finding new ways to give them what they want from their favorite pizza maker. Testing organic ingredients is a natural step in Papa John’s BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA promise and clean label journey.

“Our customers want to know where their food comes from and how it is produced,” said Sean Muldoon, Chief Ingredient Officer, Papa John’s. “At Papa John’s, we are constantly looking at ways to meet the needs of our customers whether it’s through our clean label initiative or testing organic produce,” continued Muldoon. “Moving into a test of organic produce is a natural progression as Papa John’s takes pride in our position of having the cleanest label in the pizza industry.”

The Papa John’s organic pilot program is an important first step in considering the viability of utilizing organic ingredients on a larger scale. According to the Organic Trade Association, in 2015 organic fruits and vegetables reached $14.4 billion in sales and almost 13 percent of the produce sold in the U.S. is now organic. Given recent sales trends that number could reach nearly 20 percent by 2020. Additionally, more than half of American households purchase organic produce.

“Papa John’s is showing great leadership by stepping out into the organic marketplace and testing the quality and viability of the supply chain,” said Matt Ewer, CEO of Green BEAN Delivery. “They are a major influence in creating this positive change in our food system.”

Papa John’s is the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of the following ingredients across its entire food menu:

  • Preservatives BHA and BHT
  • Flavor enhancer MSG
  • Cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils
  • Artificial flavors and synthetic colors
  • High fructose corn syrup

In 2016, the brand announced the elimination of artificial flavors and synthetic colors across its entire food menu. Last summer, the pizza brand also fully transitioned the chicken used in grilled chicken pizza toppings and poppers to be fed on a vegetarian diet and raised without human or animal antibiotics, and went completely cage-free with its eggs.

About Johncol, Inc.

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 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. Hertzman opened his first Papa John’s Restaurant on Bethel Road in 1991. Since then Johncol has expanded in the greater Columbus area including locations in Delaware, Marion, Mansfield, Newark/Heath and now Lancaster. Papa John’s is the official pizza partner of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s of Columbus at www.papajohnscolumbus.com.

Also visit us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/papajohnscolumbus or Twitter at https://twitter.com/papajohnscbus.

About Papa John’s

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. Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns, Instagram at instagram.com/papajohns, and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza. Looking to be a part of something Better? Join the Papa John’s Pizza Family at www.papajohns.com/careers/ and www.papajohns.com/franchise.

PAPA JOHN’S PRESENTS CHECK TO THE JANIS FOLIGNO FOUNDATION

At the last home game of the regular season, Papa John’s of Central Ohio had a check ready to present to the Janis Foligno Foundation in the amount of $17,250. However just before the presentation, Nick Foligno scored his 26th goal, adding to the total donation!

This donation is a combination of Nick’s 26 goals and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Defender pizza during the hockey season. 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.

And as the Jackets head into the postseason Papa John’s is doubling down to fight cancer! For each goal Nick scores during the postseason, we will donate $1,000 to the Janis Foligno Foundation!

To learn more or donate to the Janis Foligno Foundation, please http://www.janisfolignofoundation.com