Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) yesterday announced flat domestic systemwide comparable sales growth for the four weeks ended July 29, 2001, composed of a 0.9% increase at franchised restaurants and a 3.3% decrease at company-owned restaurants. Total systemwide international sales increased 23.7% for the four-week period, on a constant U.S. dollar basis, over the comparable period last year.

At August 10, 2001, there were 2,694 Papa John's restaurants (633 company-owned and 2,061 franchised) operating in 49 states and ten international markets. Papa John's also owns or franchises 197 Perfect Pizza restaurants (3 company-owned and 194 franchised) in the United Kingdom. For more information about the company, visit Papa John's at http://www.papajohns.com


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