Monday, September 07, 2009

Fast Food Corner

Not sure if anybody read this story recently, but the founder of Papa John's Pizza apparently went through an exhaustive search to find his 1971 Camaro he sold to start up his pizza franchise in 1983. Considering how successful Papa John's has been, I think he made the right choice in selling his car.

I'm guessing he really, really missed it, because he ended up paying about 250,000 for said Camaro. I guess more amazing is that the car still looks and runs great!

Just a side note about Papa John's - it's a very creative and front-thinking pizza restaurant. Did you know that they were the first national chain to create an online "tool" that allows people to order pizza ... this was back in 2002, by the way.

I've only had Papa John's once or twice ... it's really good pizza, but we tend to order from mom and pop shops in the area. We're loyal like that.

You can read about the story here.


Just telling it like it is said...

well loyality is important...but I do love me some papa johns..Pizza is my weekness

Lisa said...

The first time I ever had PJ pizza it was horrible -- in fact, Carolina called it "Papa Ass." But since then, it's been pretty decent. I agree though on sticking with the local pizza spots ... much better.

-B- said...

I like Papa Johns, but haven't ordered from there in a while - Mom and Pop have been good to us.
that looks like my first car - mine was a blue 72 RS Camaro. It was rusting out on places, but had a hell of a 350 to make up for it!

El Padrino said...

fuck papa johns!