Papa Johns® Again Ranked Best Employer for Diversity

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Today, for the second consecutive year, Papa Johns was named one of Forbes Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes and Statista, Inc., the world’s leading statistics portal and industry ranking providers. 

Ranked 446th overall and 12th among all restaurant brands, Papa Johns is also the only pizza company featured on this year’s list.

The annual list was compiled by surveying over 60,000 Americans at companies with at least 1,000 employees. Other factors were also considered, including diversity levels in leadership and overall diversity engagement.

“We are working to build an inclusive culture that reflects the expansive nature of our brand and encourages team members from all backgrounds and experiences to bring their authentic selves to work,” said Marvin Boakye, Chief People and Diversity Officer.

Here are a few examples of progress Papa Johns has made in its DEI journey over the past year:

  • Hosted inaugural Days of Understanding Program where team members came together for candid and open conversations about real-time issues impacting them.
  • Launched Papa Johns Flavor A.C.E. (AAPI Community for Equity) Inclusion Resource Group.
  • Led Heritage Month celebrations to honor the rich cultures and contributions of historically marginalized groups.
  • Introduced “Managing Inclusion” and “Conscious Inclusion” team member trainings to help create a more inclusive environment.
  • Announced eight team members’ graduation from McKinsey & Company’s Connected Leaders Academy, a program committed to advancing racial equity by investing in future leaders.
  • Updated parental leave benefit to be more inclusive and reflective of our core values.
  • Added an ESG metric to our 2022 Corporate Incentive Bonus Plan to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

View the full Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2022 list.