Papa John’s Brings Back The Cheesesteak Pizza For Some Reason

Papa John’s Brings Back The Cheesesteak Pizza For Some Reason

If you were looking forward to trying the Fritos Pie Pizza at Papa John’s, and we’re not sure why you would have, bad news: the specialty pizza theoretically ended its promotional period yesterday. However, there’s a replacement exotic pizza on the menu: a Philly Cheesesteak pizza. [More]

Readers’ Reviews Of Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza Mixed, Mostly Bad

Readers’ Reviews Of Papa John’s Fritos Chili Pizza Mixed, Mostly Bad

Last week, we shared the somewhat terrifying news that Papa John’s is marketing a pizza topped with Fritos and chili. Yes, the snack chip Fritos. Yes, on a pizza. Yes, on a Papa John’s pizza. We asked whether any of you out in Consumerland had tried it, and some of you were brave enough to. [More]

Papa John’s Has A Frito Pie Pizza Because Why Not

Papa John’s Has A Frito Pie Pizza Because Why Not

A bag of Fritos, a pot of chili, and a pizza sounds like the menu for my last Super Bowl party. The pizza scientists over at Papa John’s thought that this would be a great idea for a pizza theme, because…well, we’re not quite sure why anyone would think that, but for the next month or so, you can order this strange pizza-casserole hybrid. [More]

Papa John’s Introduces Pulled Pork Pizzas For Some Reason

Papa John’s Introduces Pulled Pork Pizzas For Some Reason

Sure, summer is a time for eating barbecue, but we’re not so sure that it should be a time for strange barbecue mashups in our chain pizzerias. Yet Papa John’s is taking what we can only assume is mediocre pulled pork and slathering it on their bland, salty pizza. [More]

McDonald’s, Taco Bell Bring Up Rear In Latest Customer Satisfaction Survey

McDonald’s, Taco Bell Bring Up Rear In Latest Customer Satisfaction Survey

While McDonald’s may be the most well-known fast food company in the world, it’s also the least-loved by American consumers. For the fifth year in a row, and for the 18th time in 19 surveys, the Golden Arches has come in dead last among its competition in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. [More]

A Simple Tip That All Pizza Delivery Drivers Should Heed To Avoid Messes Like This

A Simple Tip That All Pizza Delivery Drivers Should Heed To Avoid Messes Like This

Have you ever had a pizza delivered that looked like the box had been tilted at a 45-degree angle the entire ride, causing the cheese and all the toppings to slide off to one side? It’s probably due to the pizza being piping hot and the angle of the driver’s car seat. But there are some simple ways for a delivery driver to level out his or her pizza parcels. [More]

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If Papa John’s Uses “Better Ingredients,” Why Is It So Hard To Find Out What They Actually Are?

Embodying yet again that just because a company says words over and over, that doesn’t guarantee they actually mean anything, Papa John’s slogan of “Better pizza. Better ingredients” is lacking in a pretty significant way. Because when it comes down to figuring out what those so-called “better” ingredients are, it’s pretty darn tough to nail’em down. [More]

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes For Driver’s Impromptu Racist Opera Singing

Papa John’s CEO Apologizes For Driver’s Impromptu Racist Opera Singing

Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter has had to step up and publicly apologize after a delivery driver in Florida was caught dropping the N-word numerous times on a customer’s voicemail, even going so far as to work the slur into some opera singing. [More]

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Papa John’s Delivery Guy In Trouble Because Cocaine Is Not A Legal Pizza Topping

Sometimes when you order a pizza there are add-ons and specials, like a large pizza with two toppings and a two-liter of Coca-Cola. But one delivery man was allegedly offering another add-on — coke and a pizza. And by coke, we mean cocaine, and by pizza, we mean sometimes people didn’t even order a pizza, and he just allegedly used the insulated bags to tote his haul anyway. [More]

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Papa John’s Delivery Guy Drops Off Pizza On Foot After Getting Carjacked

If the motto for mail carriers involves not getting discouraged by rain or snow or whatnot, perhaps a pizza delivery driver in Atlanta deserves his own saying about not letting a carjacking get in the way of your job. Police say that after the driver was carjacked earlier this month, he still managed to deliver a pizza to a customer. [More]

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Police Say Man Made Up Family Sob Story In Thwarted Papa John’s Robbery

Our hearts were warmed to a toasty temperature recently after hearing about a Montana man who cops said was intent on robbing a Papa John’s pizza joint, but left with a free meal after he broke down and tearfully admitted he needed cash to support his family. The compassionate clerk instead convinced him to leave with just a pizza and some chicken wings. Now cops say that whole sob story was all a lie. [More]

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Papa John’s Worker Talks Would-Be Robber Into Taking Just Pizza & Wings So He Could Feed His Family

Just a couple days ago, we told you about the Starbucks barista who talked a would-be robber into accepting just a free cup of coffee for his efforts. Now comes the story of a Montana man who walked into a Papa John’s intent on robbing the place and left, in tears, only holding a pizza. [More]

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Pizza Deliverer: If You Live In A $650K House And Don’t Tip, There’s Something Wrong With You

Tipping waiters at a restaurant is relatively easy — so long as you know how to calculate the standard 15-20% — but tipping for delivery is always a topic of much debate, as there are factors involved like the cost of the meal, the weather, how long you had to wait, and how much was being carried. [More]

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Papa John’s Facing $250M Lawsuit Because Text Spam Is An Awful Pizza Topping

What’s the best way to get to you? Is it through that chunk of metal, plastic and wires that’s never far from you? Yes, text messages are a great, quick way to reach someone, but Papa John’s is finding out it’s not so simple as just blasting your customers with mass advertising texts. In fact, it’s mighty illegal, and could cost the chain $250 million as the result of a new class action lawsuit. [More]

Free, $1.29, Same Difference When Papa John’s Gives You A Pizza

Free, $1.29, Same Difference When Papa John’s Gives You A Pizza

Jared is a regular Papa John’s customer, but please don’t judge him for that. He ordered a pizza online, and the driver got terribly lost. As an apology, they sent him a coupon for a free pizza that was more of a free* pizza. For no immediately clear reason, the coupon code made the pizza cost $1.29. [More]

I Messed Up Online Promotion But Papa John’s Still Gives Me Free Pizza

I Messed Up Online Promotion But Papa John’s Still Gives Me Free Pizza

With all the shrugging and “Too bad, so sad” responses we hear from companies when a customer has a problem, it’s always a happy moment to hear about a business going the extra mile to be good to its customers. In Consumerist reader Matt’s case, he admits he majorly biffed a Papa John’s promotion, but he still ended up with free pizza. Score! [More]

Papa John's Really, Really Cares That They Gave Me Wrong Pizza Crust

Papa John's Really, Really Cares That They Gave Me Wrong Pizza Crust

The complaint behind this story was not, at its core, a serious consumer problem. Chris ordered a pizza that was missing a few toppings and on the wrong type of crust. What’s notable is that the regional management of Papa John’s treated it like it was. Well, eventually. After the local store manager insisted that the error was Chris’s fault, he fired off a quick complaint on the website. And that’s when corporate solicitousness and free pizzas rained down upon him. Not literally. That would be kind of scary. [More]

Papa John's Heart-Shaped Pizza Looks More Like Anatomical Heart

Papa John's Heart-Shaped Pizza Looks More Like Anatomical Heart

Everyone knows that “heart-shaped” items don’t look anything like the big lump of muscle in mammals’ chests that pumps blood around. But heart-shaped things are cute. Every year, Papa John’s tries to produce a heart-shaped pizza. And every year, it’s a heart-clogger shaped more like an actual anatomical heart. Mozzarella cheese is a cruel medium. [More]