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Papa John's stuffed crust pizza drove Q1 sales boom
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Papa John’s is crediting its first-quarter sales boom to its new stuffed crust pizza.
The quick-service chain released its Epic Stuffed Crust pizza nationwide on Dec. 28, 2020, and Papa John’s said this "menu innovation" helped drive up its comparable sales in North America by 26.2%, according to its Q1 2021 financial results.
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During the same period last year, which coincided with initial coronavirus lockdowns and pantry-loading consumer trends in the U.S., Papa John’s system-wide restaurants in North America only saw a sales increase of 5.3%.