Highlighting the footprint of Shaq-a-Roni in a big way

Oct. 17, 2022
Oct. 17, 2022

For the third year, Papa Johns has partnered with board member and franchisee Shaquille O’Neal to offer its fan favorite Shaq-a-Roni, the pizza with a purpose that supports local communities. One dollar from every Shaq-a-Roni sold through Dec. 25 will be donated to The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community. This year, we are celebrating the big footprint The Papa John’s Foundation leaves on local communities, leveraging Shaq’s larger-than-life footprint.

Between Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, fans are invited to “step” into Shaq’s shoes and help Papa Johns make a Shaq-sized impact in communities for a chance to win cool prizes. Just snap a pic in the Shaq-a-Roni Shoeprint graphic at select Papa Johns restaurants nationwide and post on Twitter using hashtags #ShaqaroniImpact and #Sweepstakes and mention @PapaJohns to enter. If your shoe size matches, you win a Shaq-a-Roni pizza. If not, you’ll still be entered to win a Shaq-sized prize: free pizza for 22 years! Visit www.papajohns.com/shaq for official rules.

The Shaq-a-Roni features an extra-large pizza made with Papa Johns fresh, never frozen, six-ingredient dough, covered with extra pepperoni and extra cheese, baked to perfection and cut into eight Shaq-sized slices.

“Customers love the Shaq-a-Roni because of its size and value – extra cheese and extra-large slices – and it gives customers a chance to give back in a big way,” said Shaquille O’Neal, Papa Johns board member and franchisee. “In the last three years, the Shaq-a-Roni pizza has raised more than $6 million for The Papa John’s Foundation which gives to local organizations – that’s an impactful footprint we wanted to highlight this year and give the fans a chance to get involved.

Every Shaq-a-Roni sale supports The Papa John’s Foundation and builds on the more than $6.6 million raised over the last two years to support organizations working to provide hunger relief, reduce food waste and build the leaders of tomorrow, as well as the Foundation’s Building Community Fund, which provides grants to local organizations nominated by our franchisees.