Papa John’s – Pizza king from the closet

The Papa John’s restaurant was founded in 1984 when “Papa” John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet in the back of his father’s tavern, Mick’s Lounge, in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

He then sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 to purchase US$1,600 worth of used pizza equipment and began selling pizzas to the tavern’s customers out of the converted closet. His pizzas proved sufficiently popular that a year later he moved into an adjoining space. Dipping sauce specifically for pizza was invented by Papa John’s Pizza that same year, and has since become popular when eating pizza, especially the crust.

The company went public in 1993. A year later it had 500 stores, and by 1997 it had opened 1,500 stores. In 2009, Schnatter bought the Camaro back after offering a reward of $250,000 for the car.


💡 Papa John’s – How much do you know about pizza? 💡

In the 3rd century BC, the first history of Rome mentions: “The loaves are baked on stones with olive oil, spices and honey”; Flavor”. Near the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists have also discovered the site of a house similar to today’s pizzeria.

Although the above foods are very similar to today’s pizza, the essential ingredient for modern pizza preparation, tomato, was not spread to Italy and the Mediterranean region at that time. Tomatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century, and by the late 18th century, this sourdough bread with tomatoes had become a household food for the poor in Naples.

Pizza has gradually become popular, and even attracts tourists from other places to come and taste it.


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