PAPA JOHN’S® “BETTER INGREDIENTS, BETTER PIZZA” ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FORWARD AND CAPTAIN, NICK FOLIGNO.

PAPA JOHN’S® “BETTER INGREDIENTS, BETTER PIZZA” ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS FORWARD AND CAPTAIN, NICK FOLIGNO.

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Columbus, Ohio, October 7, 2015 – Charles Burris, Vice President/Operating Partner, is pleased to announce a new, two-year partnership with Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets Forward and Captain.
“I’m excited for this upcoming season,” said Foligno, “and knowing that every goal I score will mean even more than it has in the past.”
As part of this two-year partnership, Papa John’s Pizza will donate $500 for every goal Nick Foligno scores during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Blue Jackets 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. Additionally, Papa John’s will be featuring Foligno in several advertising mediums including some entertaining television commercials to air during the Blue Jackets season starting on 10/15.
Papa John’s has partnered with Nick Foligno and the Blue Jackets Foundation in past seasons. This new partnership will help contribute even more toward the fight against cancer.

“We have had a great partnership with Nick for a few years now,” said Burris, “it started with the Foligno “puckeroni” text contest a few years back, followed by two years of Cookies for Kids raising over $40,000 for the CBJ Foundation, and we are looking forward to working with Nick in the upcoming seasons. Nick is a class act and we are excited to have him working with our brand.”
Johncol, Inc. the franchise group for Papa John’s Pizza is based in Columbus with 27 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.
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Papa John’s International is the world’s third largest pizza company. For 14 of the past 16 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 and Super Bowl 50.

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

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