Papa John’s today announced that it is partnering with the USO to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families by donating $1 for every online order at www.papajohns.comon Veterans Day, 11-11-11, between 11 a.m. ET and 11 p.m. PT.
“Supporting the men and women who serve and protect our country – and their families – is a great way to say thanks, which is what November is all about,” said John Schnatter, Papa John’s International, Inc. Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, who was born on Thanksgiving Day. “Partnering with the USO will allow our Papa John’s family and customers to give back and join the USO mission to lift the spirits of the U.S. military and their families.”
Beginning today, Papa John’s also will donate $1 to the USO for every online order of its USO Meal Deal at www.papajohns.com. The USO Meal Deal consists of two large one-topping pizzas for $20.
As a Premier Partner of the USO and the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, Papa John’s will highlight its USO partnership during the NFL Network’s first live game telecast Nov. 10, and during NBC-TV’s telecasts of the “Football Night in America” on Nov. 13 and 20.
Celebrating 70 years of service this year, the USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, that relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to support its mission of lifting the spirits of troops and their families, by providing a touch of home for active military through more than 160 USO locations around the world, top quality entertainment, and innovative programs and services. The USO also provides critical support to forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.
“By partnering with the USO this Veterans Day, Papa John’s is not only supporting our brave service men and women, but it’s also giving its customers a simple way to say thank you, just by ordering their favorite pizza,” said USO president and CEO Sloan Gibson. “The overall contribution Papa John’s is making to the USO is gracious and will go a long way toward lifting the spirits of troops and their families – by helping USO make an impact through our programs and services. What a great way to show our gratitude to our service men and women.”