Papa John’s turns pizza night into pizza with a purpose

Papa John’s announced the limited-time return of its fan-favourite Shaq-a-Roni pizza, an exclusive menu item developed in partnership with board member and franchisee Shaquille O’Neal.

In its second year, the company is donating $1 from every Shaq-a-Roni sold through October 24 to BGC Canada.

“The Shaq-a-Roni is inspired by our shared love of delicious pepperoni pizza and our passion for giving back to support our communities,” said Shaquille O’Neal, Papa John’s board member and franchise owner. “By donating $1 from every Shaq-a-Roni sold, we’re turning a regular pizza night into pizza with a purpose. It’s a no-brainer.”

Developed by Shaquille himself, this larger-than-life pizza features an extra-large pie made with Papa John’s fresh, never frozen, six-ingredient dough, topped with extra cheese and extra pepperoni, then cut into Papa John’s largest slice size to date.

“We are excited to partner with Shaquille to deliver an extra-large, extra-special pizza that also gives back,” said Rob Lynch, President and CEO of Papa John’s. “The needs in our communities have increased over the last 18 months, and we are so proud of our team members, franchisees and customers for coming together to provide support to great organizations doing important work.”

About Papa John’s

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) opened its doors in 1984 with one goal in mind: BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. Papa John’s believes that using high quality ingredients leads to superior quality pizzas. Its original dough is made of only six ingredients and is fresh, never frozen. Papa John’s tops its pizzas with real mozzarella, pizza sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes that go from vine to can in the same day and meat free of fillers. It was the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of artificial flavours and synthetic colours from its entire food menu. Papa John’s is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. and is the world’s third largest pizza delivery company with more than 5,500 restaurants in 49 countries and territories as of June 28, 2021. For more information about the Company or to order pizza online, visit or download the Papa John’s mobile app for iOS or Android.

About BGC Canada

During critical out-of-school hours, BGC Clubs help young people develop the skills they need to succeed. We understand that the problems kids face today are complex. Our Clubs take a preventative approach to a broad range of critical issues, including poverty, health and nutrition, education, mental health, and youth violence. Our Clubs help kids learn, grow, create, and play. We support young people at the greatest risk, especially those from traditionally marginalized communities. Membership fees are low and are waived for families who simply can’t afford it. Our mission is simple: to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

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