Steve Ritchie talks with a team member at a store in Detroit as part of a nationwide listening tour.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

At Papa John's, our best ingredients are our people. Our Papa John's family is 120,000 corporate and franchise team members strong, representing all walks of life around the globe. We are in communities large and small, and proudly partner with and serve customers from all backgrounds and experiences. For Papa John's, our commitment to diversity is rooted in our belief that having a Papa John's family that fully reflects and celebrates the global nature of our brand is the right way to do business.

We're committed to doing better in this mission through expanded and new diversity initiatives, including developing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee to better foster an inclusive environment that reflects the communities we serve. To make sure we get it right, we are assessing the culture at Papa John's, expanding our diversity and inclusion trainings, and are bringing more accountability to our diversity recruitment efforts so that we all can do better—as a company and as individuals. We're meeting with and listening to the concerns of our customers, our community partners, our store owners and our Papa John's team members. We're not only listening to feedback, we're taking meaningful steps to celebrate the rich diversity within Papa John's and in the communities in which we operate.

We are steadfast in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all who work with us, who partner with us, and importantly, who enjoy our product. We will unite as a company, guide and support each other, and hold each other accountable in embracing the global, diverse nature of Papa John's.

Together, we're going to do better.