Who You Gonna Call? Papa John’s Answers the Call with Ghostbusters Film Partnership and XL Dual Layer Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza brand releases details about new TV spot, film integration,
sweepstakes and latest pizza offer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Papa
John’s International, Inc.
(NASDAQ:PZZA), has teamed up with Sony
Pictures on the reboot of the iconic film, Ghostbusters. In
addition to Papa John’s pizza making a tasty cameo at a vacant Chinese
restaurant serving as Ghostbusters headquarters, the brand is
offering an XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza for only $12 delivered in a Ghostbusters
themed pizza box featuring “honorary” Ghostbuster Papa John, alongside
the ECTO-1.

Additionally, the new Papa John’s TV spot introduces new Ghostbuster –
Papa John – along with one of the brand’s “best customers” – Slimer.
America’s favorite pizza maker delivers a stack of XL Dual Layer
Pepperoni pizzas to Slimer, only to get slimed for his efforts. The Papa
John’s TV spot will air primarily across national cable entertainment
and sports networks including AMC, ESPN, and Comedy Central.

“The original Ghostbusters film debuted in 1984, the same year I opened
the first ever Papa John’s location,” said “Papa John” Schnatter,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Papa John’s. “Over 30 years later we are
able to reveal one of the secrets of our success – Slimer loves Papa
John’s pizza!”

But don’t take Slimer’s word for it; consumers rated Papa John’s No. 1
in customer satisfaction and product quality among all national pizza
chains in the 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). In 2016
consumers have also recognized Papa John’s industry leading efforts and
financial investment of $100
million
to improve its ingredients. Papa John’s is the first
national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of: preservatives
like MSG, BHA and BHT; cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils;
artificial flavors and synthetic colors and the removal of high fructose
corn syrup across the entire food menu.

Papa’s XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza features 10 big slices of our
fresh, hand-tossed original dough covered in our signature pizza sauce,
and topped with premium pepperoni and another layer of deli-style
pepperoni, cheese and Italian Herb seasonings. Papa’s XL Dual Layer
Pepperoni pizza is a limited time offer that runs through July 24 while
supplies last. Try an XL Dual Layer Pepperoni pizza for only $12. Add a
side of Pepperoni Rolls for $5 more (PROMO CODE: P7XL12).

Visit www.papajohns.com/Ghostbusters
to get details on the “Who You Gonna Call” Sweepstakes, a chance to win
authentic Ghostbusters jumpsuits from the movie and other great prizes
as well as learn more about the new Ghostbusters video game.
Additionally, customers who purchase a $25 ePapa Card will get a $5
movie certificate from Fandango valid towards any movie ticket at
theaters nationwide.

About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International,
Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company.
For 15 of the past 17 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 the Official Pizza
of Major League Baseball. For more information about the company or to
order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com.
Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns,
Twitter at www.twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns,
Instagram at www.instagram.com/papajohns,
Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza,
and Vine at www.vine.co/papajohns.
Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising
with Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com/franchise.

About Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast
of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original
franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh
take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors
working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie
Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written
by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,”
an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment
Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global
operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and
distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution;
television networks; digital content creation and distribution;
operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment
products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

Contacts

Papa John’s International, Inc.
Peter Collins, 502-261-4233
peter_collins@papajohns.com