Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the World 2016

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3. Papa John’s

Papa John’s pizza was started on 1985 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by John, and has become a popular pizza brand.

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In 1986 it sold its franchise store which is still functioning in Fern Creek, Kentucky, to Roger and Scott Roalofs. The company has grown at the faster pace by reaching 2000 restaurants in 1999, and in 1994, it has ranked in top 10 by Forbes in the List of top 200 small companies in the nation.


Papa John’s was ranked first for the overall customer satisfaction and quality of product in among nation’s pizza chains survey. In 2001, Papa John’s become the first pizza restaurant chain to provide online ordering across all its traditional restaurants. This has made Papa John’s chain to reach $1 billion sales in e-commerce and by 2010 it has touched $2 billion e-commerce sales. It has also made $1 million mobile web orders.

At the end of 2015, Papa John’s pizza had around 4900 stores in 50 states of US and in 39 International countries. Papa John’s pizza has 20,000 team members at their company-owned stores and around 100,000 team members at their franchised stores. The global system-wide sales was approximately $3.5 billion in the year 2015 with an earnings per share of $2.09. Papa John’s pizza had the top spot in American customer satisfaction index which is mainly due to their unerring quality of products. During 2015, Papa John’s pizza has opened 357 stores among which 16 are company-owned and 341 are franchise restaurants. For 30 years, Papa John’s pizza has been striving to provide best products in terms of quality which is in line with their vision – Better Ingredients, Better Pizza. Moreover, in 2010, Papa John’s pizza was the official pizza sponsor for National Football League of United States.

Total Revenue: $1637 Mn

Number of Stores: 4900

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