British-born Papa John's CEO Nigel Travis presents Dallas and
Washington team owners cricket equipment for appearance at company
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 2007--Perhaps hoping to
spark interest among American football team owners in the game of
cricket, Papa John's British-born CEO Nigel Travis this week presented
a cricket bat, helmet and ball to Dallas owner Jerry Jones and
Washington owner Daniel Snyder. Jones and Snyder were keynote speakers
at the company's 2007 "Operator's Conference" in Orlando this week,
participating in a session titled "Pizza, Football and Management:
Playing in the Big Leagues."
"Jerry and Daniel are both great partners of Papa John's, and
their commitment to doing what it takes to run first-class
organizations falls right in line with what each of our franchisees
try to do at their restaurants," Travis said. "It was an honor to have
them speak to our whole Papa John's team, and I felt probably the one
thing these very successful men did not have was a Cricket bat. And,
by their reactions, I think I was right!"
Papa John's is the official pizza of the franchises owned by Jones
and Snyder. In addition, Jones holds an ownership stake in Papa John's
restaurants in the Dallas market, and Snyder is connected to Papa
John's off the football field through one of his other business
ventures, Six Flags. Last year, Six Flags and Papa John's entered into
an exclusive arrangement to make Papa John's pizza available at select
Six Flags parks nationwide.
The Cricket bats were a well-timed gift for Jones and Snyder as
well, given the Opening Ceremony of the Cricket World Cup tournament
is Sunday, March 11 in the West Indies. The Cricket World Cup is the
world's third most watched television sporting event behind the Soccer
World Cup and the Olympics.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza company,
operating in all 50 U.S. states and 26 countries. For seven years
running, consumers have rated Papa John's no. 1 in customer
satisfaction among all national QSR chains in the highly regarded
American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). For more information
about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at
CONTACT: Papa John's International, Inc.
Chris Sternberg, 502-261-4934
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
SOURCE: Papa John's International, Inc.