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Did pizza chains thrive in 2020? It’s complicated

While pizza sales jumped last year, they were largely concentrated among a few chains. Most concepts saw sales declines.

Financing

Papa John’s is making a big move into Germany

The company has a 250-unit deal with PJ Western Group to expand into the country over the next seven years.

Diners are still eating pizza even as the pandemic eases, but they’re more likely to visit the restaurant for dine-in and carryout.

The chain CEOs vying to be Restaurant Leader of the Year explain how they found direction in key experiences from their past.

The investment fund, which bought $250 million in preferred shares two years ago, is selling some of them back for $184 million, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The chain now expects to match last year’s numbers despite tough comparisons, while unit growth in the pizza chain accelerates.

Domino’s and Papa John’s both believe they can keep growing sales even as comparisons get tough, and say they have advertising dollars to spend, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Restaurant Leader of the Year finalist helped spur a remarkable turnaround at the pizza chain, with some assistance from the pandemic.

Disrupt Foods, cofounded by New Orleans Saints player Malcolm Jenkins, has created a program that will manage athletes' and entertainers’ franchise investments in top fast-food brands.

Stock prices in delivery companies, including Papa John’s and Domino’s, have fallen in recent weeks. But the chains believe they can still do well this year, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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