The Central Ohio franchise group for Papa John’s has been honored and nominated for the company’s prestigious title of Franchisee of the Year for 2012. This is the fourth nomination the Johncol, Inc. team has had in the last five years. In 2010 they were awarded the top title.
The Central Ohio franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza — Johncol, Inc. — is based in Columbus with 23 franchise restaurants headed up by Franchisee Allen Hertzman and Operating Partner Charles Burris. Mr. 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 and Newark/Heath. Papa John’s of Central Ohio is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets and Nationwide Arena.
“Johncol, Inc. has done an outstanding job delivering on our ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’ brand promise,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s Founder, Chairman and co-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.”