1516_CBJ_BD_Papa Johns Nick Foligno Slide mock 3Columbus, Ohio, October 9, 2015 – Charles Burris, Vice President/Operating Partner, is pleased to announce an addition to our Foligno500 donation.
All season long, as you pile on the pepperoni with our Defender pizza, Papa John’s will pile on the donation. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Defender pizza will be donated to the Janis Foligno Foundation. The additional donation will complement the ongoing Papa John’s support already given for each Nick Foligno goal.
Papa John’s 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.

“It just felt right to up the ante for Nick’s foundation,” said Charles Burris.

“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
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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