“A Better Day” with Shaquille O’Neal

Watch Papa John’s Board Member and Franchisee Shaquille O’Neal Surprise Team Members and Fans in LA.


  • Progress Update

    Progress Update

    Learn more about the steps we are taking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our company.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to the questions we are getting about our commitment to doing better.

  • Papa John’s exec on people focus: ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’

    Papa John’s exec on people focus: ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’

    Marvin Boakye says he believes companies are either growing and evolving or they’re dying.

Stories

Papa John's is a brand of 120,000 people. These are their stories.

April Begley Describes How She Has Fun and Plays to Win

April Begley Describes How She Has Fun and Plays to Win

This week, we’re continuing our series “Living Out Our Values.” We’re talking with our general managers from all over the country to hear their stories and tell us how they live our new values in the stores every day.

GM Fisher Kraft Shares How He Puts His Team Before Himself

GM Fisher Kraft Shares How He Puts His Team Before Himself

Pizza and people have always been the heart of Papa John’s, and now they’re at the heart of our new culture, purpose and values.

Larry Barther takes his responsibility to heart

Larry Barther takes his responsibility to heart

“I work to give my customers the best service and the best product. That’s what they deserve.”

Papa John’s celebrates David Parnell’s quarter of a century as a delivery driver

Papa John’s celebrates David Parnell’s quarter of a century as a delivery driver

“I enjoy the challenge of getting pizzas out on time and getting them to the customers as quickly as possible.”

How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's

How Shaq Is Bringing Fun Back to Papa John's

The basketball legend is the franchise's new brand ambassador. He's got his work cut out for him -- but Shaq's never been afraid of a challenge.

Delivery Driver Focuses on Safety and Helping People

Delivery Driver Focuses on Safety and Helping People

Papa John’s recently recognized Jeff Mount as one of its top delivery drivers in the nation for receiving a perfect average of 100 since December for the safety of his deliveries.

Jocelyn’s Story

Jocelyn’s Story

Meet Jocelyn Mangan, Papa John’s Board of Directors and CEO and Founder of Him for Her, a social enterprise that aims to change for-profit boards of directors to include the world’s most talented women. Read her story of why she was honored to represent Papa John’s International, Inc. at a recent conference in Washington, DC.

Celebrating Papa John’s Annual Day of Service

Celebrating Papa John’s Annual Day of Service

Our Papa John’s family participated in activities at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to launch our inaugural Day of Service.

Delivery Driver Les Elfrank Looks Forward to 25-year Milestone

Delivery Driver Les Elfrank Looks Forward to 25-year Milestone

“It’s a good place to work. Whatever your interest outside of work, you get more time off to enjoy life.”

Tasty pizza lures Matt Placatka to join Papa John’s

Tasty pizza lures Matt Placatka to join Papa John’s

“It’s an awesome thing to work at a company where you see people come together to help someone in need.”

Sienna's Story

Sienna's Story

Meet Sienna Williams, a high school Senior from Maryland, who joined the Papa John’s family in 2018. She’s taking on the challenge of balancing work, while making her dreams come true, with the ultimate goal of a career that’s out this world.

Shaquille’s Story

Shaquille’s Story

The Legendary retired NBA Star, media personality and accomplished businessman Shaquille O’Neal is joining Papa John’s!

Launching Foundation to Support Better Lives and Better Community

Launching Foundation to Support Better Lives and Better Community

Today at Bennett College, we announced the official launch of our foundation, The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community.

A Little Bit of Mambo in Papa John’s Life

A Little Bit of Mambo in Papa John’s Life

Ordering Papa John’s wings just got a bit sweeter! We’re thrilled to serve wings smothered in Capital City’s iconic mambo sauce at select locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

Papa John’s delivery driver tipped $700 during church service

Papa John’s delivery driver tipped $700 during church service

Stephen Greenwell got a lot of attention recently after receiving a tip of more than $700!

Papa John’s exec on people focus: ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’

Papa John’s exec on people focus: ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’

Marvin Boakye says he believes companies are either growing and evolving or they’re dying.

Jessica's Story

Jessica's Story

Meet Jessica DeThample, a general manager in Roanoke, Texas, who believes helping others is all about remembering where she’s been.

COO Nettles took Papa John’s from MapQuest tech to high-tech — here’s what’s next

COO Nettles took Papa John’s from MapQuest tech to high-tech — here’s what’s next

Mike Nettles recently was promoted to be Papa John's executive vice president and chief operating and growth officer, with four directors reporting to him.

How Papa John’s is Standing with Bennett College

How Papa John’s is Standing with Bennett College

As Papa John’s continues to do better by supporting the communities we serve, we’re proud to #StandWithBennett and support the HBCU’s fundraising campaign.

Herb and Kenyatta serve New Orleans spirit everyday

Herb and Kenyatta serve New Orleans spirit everyday

Meet Herb and Kenyatta Theodore, franchise owners in New Orleans, LA, who are committed to world-class customer service and superior quality pizza. They attribute their success to their employees and work hard to give back to the communities they serve.

Giving Back to the Communities We Serve This Holiday Season

Giving Back to the Communities We Serve This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, our franchisees are not only working hard to give our customers great-tasting pizza, but they are taking a moment to reflect and give back. Hear more about what some of our franchisees in Colorado are doing to better the communities they serve.

Papa John's leader talks about the importance of women in technology

Papa John's leader talks about the importance of women in technology

Sarika Attal says that the U.S. will never fill a gap in the technology workforce without tapping into an oft-forgotten demographic: women.

Helping children reach their full potential, one pizza at a time.

Helping children reach their full potential, one pizza at a time.

Doug Harris, a Papa John’s franchisee from Knoxville, TN, helps improve the lives of children in Kampala, Uganda, by encouraging each of his stores to sponsor a child, giving these children the opportunity to reach their goals.

Tanya's Story

Tanya's Story

Meet Tanya Vargas, a general manager from Washington State whose team’s mission is to make their community better – one pizza at a time.

A Generous Tip Shows the Importance of Customer Service

A Generous Tip Shows the Importance of Customer Service

Joaquin de Rosa, a veteran driver at a Papa John’s store in Houston, TX recently received a tremendous tip from a customer after a pizza delivery. The gesture was made out of appreciation for the efforts put forward by Papa John’s employees and was a testament to the value the company puts on customer service.

Volunteers from Papa John’s San Diego Build Hygiene Kits for the Homeless at Crisis House

Volunteers from Papa John’s San Diego Build Hygiene Kits for the Homeless at Crisis House

The Papa John’s San Diego team jumped in “hands first” to help those in need, providing much-needed supplies to the homeless population in San Diego aimed at enhancing their employability, self-esteem and overall health.

Former Military Member Supporting Veterans with Papa John’s

Former Military Member Supporting Veterans with Papa John’s

Meet Joel Cooney, a Marine Corps Veteran and Papa John’s franchise business director in Phoenix, AZ. His goal is to use his reach to raise awareness about Veteran issues.

Jonathan and Chris’ Story

Jonathan and Chris’ Story

Meet Jonathan and Chris, a father and son who own a Papa John’s franchise in Southfield, Michigan.

Helping Those Affected By Hurricane Florence, Together

Helping Those Affected By Hurricane Florence, Together

As part of our mission of doing better together, Papa John’s partnered with the Red Cross to donate and serve pizzas to shelter residents in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Florence.

Inside Papa John’s Transformation:

Inside Papa John’s Transformation:

How Diversity and Marketing Leaders Are Changing the Brand

Meet Four of Papa John’s Voices, Who Share One Purpose – Doing #BetterTogether

Meet Four of Papa John’s Voices, Who Share One Purpose – Doing #BetterTogether

Listen to four members from our 120,000-strong family – Brant Barnes, Kiersten Bates, Daniel Ramirez and Marco Parker – and learn about the meaningful work they do in their communities.

The Faces and Voices of Papa John’s

The Faces and Voices of Papa John’s

Watch our new “Voices of Papa John’s” commercial, which features the real faces and voices behind our pizza box.

OPCON 2018: Better Together

OPCON 2018: Better Together

Rich Butler, Vice President of Talent Management, provides a recap of this year’s Operators Conference (OPCON).

Alaura’s Story

Alaura’s Story

Franchise owner Alaura Harper from South Lyon, Michigan, tells her Papa John’s story and explains how striving for better also means helping others find more opportunities for value.

Letter from the Special Committee

Letter from the Special Committee

The Special Committee of independent directors takes seriously its responsibility to serve and protect the best interests of the company.

Always striving for better

Always striving for better

Keith Krueger lost everything after the recession in the 1980s. Papa John's helped him rebuild.

A message from our Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A message from our Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is helping to move the company in the right direction.

Creating the right future

Creating the right future

We are in the midst of an independent cultural audit and investigation of our diversity and inclusion practices to help build a better culture.

Go Long on Papa John's

Go Long on Papa John's

The Wall Street Journal covers our efforts to change the business and win back customers.

Papa John's mandates diversity training

Papa John's mandates diversity training

We are instituting unconscious racial bias training for our employees and diversifying our employee and franchisee base, as covered by The Wall Street Journal.

Setting the record straight

Setting the record straight

In a recent article, Forbes.com left out a number of crucial facts about how we are moving the company forward.

"They are hurt, they want to prove themselves and they want their voices heard"

Victoria Russell talks with Louisville's The Courier Journal about pushing for more diversity and inclusion within the company.