America Helps Papa John's Donate $400,000 In Support of the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

America Helps Papa John's Donate $400,000 In Support of the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Efforts

Donation of $1 for every order on May 26, plus food and other donations help first responders and residents of Moore and El Reno, Okla. start to recover from devastating storms

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pizza lovers throughout the country joined forces to help Papa John's support the residents, first responders and aid workers recover from recent tornadoes that devastated the Moore and El Reno, Okla. communities. Including food and other donations, the country helped raise part of approximately $400,000 in donations on May 26, when $1 for every order was donated to the Salvation Army Oklahoma recovery efforts.

"We are thrilled that America rallied to action with our offer," said John Schnatter, Papa John's founder, chairman and CEO. "The money we raised, in addition to donations of food, labor and other necessities by the Papa John's family will go a long way in helping the community recover from this tragic event."

Jason Opie, franchisee of 11 Papa John's restaurants in Oklahoma, including one in Moore, immediately supported his devastated community by distributing hundreds of pizzas to aid workers and displaced residents. Papa John's also deployed a mobile pizza kitchen to the area, which served nearly 10,000 pizzas to the people and aid workers of Moore.

"I'm extremely proud of how quickly the Papa John's family, Salvation Army, and all of America came together to support Moore," said Schnatter. "I'm hopeful that our efforts will help the residents recover from this horrible event, and will help the rebuilding efforts of this wonderful community."

To learn more about Papa John's Moore relief work, visit our blog at

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NAS: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the past 13 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLVII. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at, or visit us on Facebook at, on Twitter at, or on our blog at

Papa John's International, Inc.
Darryl Carr, 502-261-4318
Director, Corporate Communications

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Kentucky  Oklahoma


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