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Papa John’s reveals its new Atlanta headquarters

The pizza chain will bring 200 jobs to Atlanta at a 60,000-square-foot at The Battery Atlanta.
Photo courtesy of Papa John's

Papa John’s on Tuesday revealed its new Atlanta facility, a 60,000-square-foot space in a shopping and entertainment area in the Northwest part of the city that is also home to an increasing number of corporate headquarters.

The pizza chain, which will maintain its offices in Louisville, Ky., as well as London, U.K., plans to employ 200 people in the space, in The Battery Atlanta.

The second U.S. headquarters will house menu innovation, marketing, communications, customer experience, operations, human resources, communications, investor relations, financial planning and development. The Louisville offices will maintain IT, supply chain, accounting and legal.

Papa John’s started the process of searching for an Atlanta location last year, the company said on Tuesday. The plan for the move was announced in September. The company is targeting the city because of its airport as well as its concentration of restaurant headquarters—Inspire Brands, the owner of Arby’s and Papa John’s CEO Rob Lynch’s previous employer, Focus Brands, Chick-fil-A and others are all headquartered in the city.

“It’s going to be a big win for us,” Lynch told Restaurant Business earlier this month. “It’s giving us a lot of access to the talent we need to drive top-line growth.”

Papa John’s will be the third corporate headquarters to be located within The Battery Atlanta—Comcast has a regional headquarters there, while the German conglomerate thyssenkrupp has its North American headquarters there.

Papa John’s said it will spend time in Atlanta preparing for the transition and recruiting roles. The new location and related organizational changes are expected to be finished by next summer.

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