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sandwiches, pizza Papa John’s Pizza (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the third largest take-out and delivery pizza restaurant chain in the United States, behind Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza. It is based in Louisville, Kentucky. Papa John’s slogan is “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.” Internationally, there are over 3,300 Papa John’s establishments, including over 2,600 in the U.S. and more than 500 in over 30 other countries. The founder of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, began his pizza career at Rocky’s Sub Pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, while attending Jeffersonville High School. Schnatter graduated from Jeffersonville High in 1980, and continued his association with the pizza business while attending Ball State University, working as a delivery driver for Greek’s Pizzeria in Muncie. Upon graduating, he began working for his father, who was co-owner of the bar (Mick’s Lounge) in Jeffersonville, Indiana. In 1984, he sold his car (a 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28) to buy out the other owner of the bar, and started serving pizza to customers.