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LONDON, Oct. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Papa Johns is today rolling out its best-selling pizza with purpose, the Shaq-a-Roni, in what marks the inaugural global product launch for the pizza-maker. Developed in partnership with basketball Hall of Famer and Papa Johns board member and franchisee Shaquille O’ Neal, The Shaq-a-Roni, which over-delivers on size, taste and value is coming to China from Tuesday, 24 October – Sunday, 31 December
For the last three years, Papa Johns has raised over $9 million for community organizations through sales of the Shaq-a-Roni pizza. Given its widespread success and the company’s commitment to building up communities, Papa Johns is bringing the pizza global in its fourth year with a pointed mission to support youth entrepreneurs and our future leaders.
“At Papa Johns, we believe pizza brings people together. The Shaq-a-Roni and our partnership with Shaquille O’Neal has accomplished a great deal over the last three years to unite the areas where our consumers work and live,” says Jaclyn Ruelle, Head of Brand at Papa Johns. “We’re setting our sights even bigger this year by debuting the Shaq-a-Roni internationally and investing in communities across the globe.”
SO BIG YOU WON’T MIND SHARING
Like its namesake, this extra-large-sharing-pizza is the only pizza you’ll want to share with your friends and family this holiday season. The Shaq-a-Roni is made with Papa Johns fresh, never frozen, six-ingredient dough, which is then covered with extra pepperoni and extra cheese, before being baked to perfection, and cut into eight Shaq-sized slices.
PIZZA WITH PURPOSE
The good news doesn’t stop there, however. This big pizza comes with a big heart. In China, Papa Johns is teaming up with a local charity to help deliver this vision. Papa Johns will donate a $1 equivalent donation from every Shaq-a-Roni pizza sold across all participating markets that will be distributed to support Papa Johns on its mission to catalyze youth empowerment worldwide.”
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About Papa Johns:
Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) opened its doors in 1984 with one goal in mind: BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® Papa Johns believes that using high-quality ingredients leads to superior quality pizzas. Its original dough is made of only six ingredients and is fresh, never frozen. Papa Johns tops its pizzas with real cheese made from mozzarella, pizza sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes that go from vine to can in the same day and meat free of fillers. It was the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its entire food menu. Papa Johns is co-headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. and Louisville, Ky. and is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company with more than 5,700 restaurants in approximately 50 countries and territories. For more information about the Company or to order pizza online, visit www.papajohns.com
About Shaquille O’Neal:
Basketball Hall of Famer, business mogul and Papa Johns Board member and franchisee, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history. Shaq’s larger-than-life personality and powerful athleticism have resulted in worldwide adulation and one of the most passionate fan bases in sports and entertainment. As if all these achievements weren’t enough, Shaquille is also the co-creator of the Shaq-a-Roni pizza: a big eat pizza with 8 NY style slices and big on extra cheese and pepperoni.
To learn more about our charity partners and the donation amounts:
Just visit: www.papajohns.com/shaq
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