Papa John’s terminates partnership with NFL, according to the statement given by the National Football League and the giant pizza chain on Tuesday.
during the earnings conference, the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Papa John’s International Inc., Steve Ritchie stated that the company and the league have jointly decided to leave the designation that it was among their most preferred choices for Papa John’s that later became the official pizza for the National Football League in 2010.
Steve Ritchie said in a statement that, “While the NFL remains an important channel for us, we have determined that there are better ways to reach and activate this audience. We have really got a lot of key learning on how we can invest our dollars more appropriately.”
However, there were many rumors and compliments for the blog post by Brazil Journal saying that the possessor of the Restaurant Brands like Tim Horton, Popeye and Burger King is in the hunt around Domino’s Pizza.
Ritchie added that, “we thank the NFL for all the efforts and the partnership with Papa John’s International Inc. that we’ve had over the last seven years, and we’ll continue to be very prominent on NFL game days as we move forward in a different way.”
NFL and Papa John’s mutually stated that, “The NFL and Papa John’s have made a mutual decision to shift from their official league sponsorship to a focus on partnerships with 22 local NFL teams, presence in broadcast and digital media, and key personalities in the sport.”