As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter realized that there was something missing from national pizza chains: a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void.
In 1984, "Papa" John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet located in the back of his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), sold his prized 1972 Z28 Camaro, purchased $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began selling his pizzas to the tavern's customers. The customers loved the pizza so much that John was able to expand by moving into adjoining space, eventually leading to the opening of the first Papa John's restaurant in 1985.
Today, Papa John's boasts nearly 3000 restaurants in 49 states and 15 international markets. Papa John's also owns or franchises 100+ Perfect Pizza restaurants in the United Kingdom.
More importantly, Papa John's remains committed to its heritage of making a superior-quality, traditional pizza.
Papa John’s Hawaii is a locally owned and operated franchise. We opened our first store in Hawaii in February of 1999 in Mapunapuna. We currently have 15 locations and are opening new stores every year to include the neighbor islands.
We must keep The Main Thing, The Main Thing. We will consistently deliver a traditional Papa John's superior-quality pizza.
We do what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it. We earn the right to hold others to a higher level of accountability by being accountable to ourselves, our customers and our business partners.
Our customer satisfaction must be consistent, quantifiable and demonstrable. At Papa John's we expect excellence - the "best in its class" in everything we do.
People Are Priority Always. Our success depends upon our ability, as a team, to work together to achieve our goals and expectations.
If you think you can or you think you can't - you're right! The difference between winners and losers is a positive mental attitude. Our attitude is a reflection of what we value: successful team members must be upbeat, proactive and passionate about everything they do.
We never stop trying to surpass our previous best. We constantly "Raise the Bar." No matter how good we are, we will always get better.
Papa John's will create superior brand loyalty, i.e. "raving fans", through (a) authentic, superior-quality products, (b) legendary customer service and (c) exceptional community service.
People are our most important asset. Papa John's will provide clear, consistent, strategic leadership and career opportunities for Team Members who (a) exhibit passion toward their work, (b) uphold our Core Values, (c) take pride of ownership in building the long-term value of the Papa John's brand and (d) have ethical business practices.
We will partner with our franchisees to create continued opportunity for outstanding financial returns to those franchisees who (a) adhere to Papa John's proven Core Values and systems, (b) exhibit passion in running their businesses and (c) take pride of ownership in building the long-term value of the Papa John's brand.
We will produce superior long-term value for our shareholders.