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.


  • Progress Update

    Progress Update

    Learn more about the steps we have taken thus far to increase diversity, equity and inclusion within our company.

  • 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.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

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

Stories

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

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.

Listening to our people

Listening to our people

We have been traveling the country, listening to the voices that will move us forward.

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.

"Pizza is my life"

Louisville's The Courier Journal talks with CEO Steve Ritchie about how he started with the brand.

"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.

An open letter from our CEO

An open letter from our CEO

Steve Ritchie shares his commitment to moving our company forward.