LOUISVILLE, Ky. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- John Schnatter, Founder, Chairman and co-CEO of Papa John's International, last evening was inducted into the Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga Business School's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.
"It is a great honor to have been recognized by the Huizenga Business School and inducted into its prestigious Hall of Fame," said Schnatter. "It's humbling to be included with this elite group of entrepreneurs who have had a tremendous impact in South Florida."
Established in 1990, the Huizenga Entrepreneur Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the achievements of outstanding business people in the South Florida community. The criteria for induction includes, in part, the individual's success as an entrepreneur, contributions to educational, social, and other philanthropic organizations, and involvement in supporting opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking entry into business.
Also inducted in the Hall of Fame this year were William E. Mahoney, Jr., president of Mahoney & Associates, an international compensation and benefits management firm, and Beverly Raphael, president and chief executive officer of general contracting firm, RCC Associates, also were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Schnatter, who founded Papa John's out of the back of his dad's tavern in 1984, was the youngest person ever inducted into Junior Achievement's U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2007, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans in 2000 by the National Jaycees Organization, and the 1998 National Ernst & Young Retail/Consumer Entrepreneur of The Year.
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 10 of the past 11 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also was honored by Restaurants & Institutions Magazine (R&I) with the 2009 Gold Award for Consumers' Choice in Chains in the pizza segment. Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl XLV, XLVI and XLVII. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at www.papajohns.com.
Source: Papa John's International, Inc.