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Papa John's Pizza
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Corporation
    (October 2, 1984- )
    Headquartered in Jeffersontown, Kentucky
    Founded by John Schnatter
    Take-out/pizza delivery restaurant chain
    4700+ locations; 20,700 employees (as of January 2016)
    First location opened in Jeffersonville, Indiana, in 1985
    Tagline is 'Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s'
    Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL (since 2011)
    They were sued by Pizza Hut over the use of their 'Better Ingredients, Better Pizza' slogan (1997).
    Only a handful of franchise locations are equipped with tables and chairs for sitting in (most are geared toward carry-out and delivery orders).
    Peyton Manning is a franchisee (he owns 21 locations in Colorado).
    Across the board, customer service reviews tend to rank even lower than Domino's.
    It became embroiled in the national debate over the Affordable Care Act when Schnatter argued that Obamacare, if implemented, would force him and his franchisees to cut employee hours and raise prices to make up for all the 'lost revenue.'
    They settled out of court in a lawsuit for sending excess text messages to customers.
    Not all that surprisingly, the Glassdoor website reported that their delivery drivers were marginally underpaid, usually making between $7 - $8, and shift managers barely $10 (store managers are reported to make double).
    It started out in a former broom closet at a tavern Schnatter's dad owned.
    Schnatter also sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 to finance the project by purchasing $1,600 worth of used pizza equipment.
    Schnatter eventually got the Camaro back after offering a reward of $250,000 for the car (2009).
    Joe Montana is a spokesperson.
    It makes for several awesome Peyton Manning commercials.
    It was the first pizza chain to offer online ordering nationwide.
    A football stadium on the campus of the University of Louisville bears the company's name.
    They lost the original lawsuit filed by Pizza Hut but later won an appeal, with future action against the use of their slogan being denied.
    Corporate oversaw the delivery of 13,500 six-inch pizzas to construction workers in San Diego as a reward for the completion of the U.S. Navy Ship Lewis & Clark (2006).
    It holds the Guinness World Record for the most people tossing pizza dough at the same time (227 employees participating).
    They made up for a Washington D.C. franchise selling T-shirts mocking LeBron James by offering large single-topping pizzas for 23 cents (James' number) at all greater Cleveland/northern Ohio locations (lines stretched to hours-long wait times).

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