was named "Quality Supply Partner of the Year" for 2000 at
the Papa John's annual operations conference in Louisville, Kentucky,
on June 20, 2001.
Middleby Marshall has been the exclusive oven supplier for Papa John's
since the restaurant chain's inception in 1984. As of June 20, 2001,
there are 2657 Papa John's restaurants (646 company-owned, 2011
franchised) in 49 states and 10 international markets. Papa John's
also owns or franchises 199 Perfect Pizza restaurants (3
company-owned, 196 franchised) in the United Kingdom.