Papa John's (PZZA) is a fantastic global business that offers growth opportunities in domestic and international markets. It is able to grow market share in competitive markets by taking business away from smaller competitors by leveraging its brand name, advertising capabilities and technology features (online ordering).
PZZA was founded in 1984 by John Schnatter, who currently serves as its founder, Chairman and CEO. The business has now grown to be the 3rd largest global pizza chain with 4,197 units as of Q1 2013. There are 3,221 units in North America, of which 80% are franchised and 976 International units of which 95% are franchised.
PZZA's revenues have generally trended upwards although they did dip...