Papa John’s Reports May as Best Sales Month in Restaurant History

by Alex Tostado

Louisville, Ky. — May sales at Papa John’s restaurants were up 33.5 percent in the U.S. and Canada on a year-over-year basis, marking the second month in a row that the pizza chain recorded its highest sales on record, according to Papa John’s Inc. president and CEO Rob Lynch. The May sales period was recorded from April 27 to May 24, and the company said it will continue to provide monthly updates through the end of the second quarter. In April, the Louisville-based chain reported a 26.9 percent increase in sales. The introduction of contactless deliveries has helped spike sales, the company said in a press release. Additionally, Papa John’s reported a 7 percent increase in international sales during May. As of Sept. 29, 2019, Papa John’s had 3,296 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a total of 2,047 stores in 47 other countries.

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