Even wonder how your go-to finals/late night pizza place got started? Papa John’s was born by 22 years old, John Schnatter. The college student worked in pizza joints throughout his college career to learn more about the pizza industry.
In 1983, John cleaned out a broom closet of his Dad’s tavern, in Jefferson, Indiana. He then began making and delivering handmade pizzas. Throughout the next year, John and a few helpers were making 3,000 – 4,000 pizzas a week!
Jeffersonville is located right across the Ohio River from Kentucky. In fact, in 1989 the company headquarters were moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
Next time you pick up a late night pizza from the local bar, don’t sell it short. You could be eating the next Papa John’s pizza.