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Peyton Manning

PIZZA GOD

NFL Star's 21 Pizza Joints Are BOOMING

10/16/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It pays to get into business with Peyton Manning ... TMZ has learned, the 21 Papa John's franchises he bought last year are KILLING IT right now -- and employees are calling it the "Peyton Factor."

We called up each of Peyton's 21 Papa John's in the Denver area, and the story is the same everywhere: business has greatly improved since the Broncos QB took the helm.

Before Peyton purchased the locations, several restaurants reported sales of $3,000-$4,000 on any given game day -- and that number has jumped up to roughly $5,000-$6,000/day ... which equals about 60 pizzas an hour.

One location reported a 25% increase in total sales since last year.

It helps that Peyton's killing it on the field too -- his Papa John's locations offer 50% off on Mondays after a Broncos win, and so far they're undefeated. Fans recognize Peyton's stores because they all feature cutouts of PM and Papa John ... and he even makes personal visits from time to time.

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To compare, neighboring Papa John's locations NOT owned by Peyton reported no significant improvement in sales.

The timing of Peyton's purchase couldn't have been better either -- he threw down just two weeks before weed was legalized in CO last year. Genius.

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16.

NOT ELMO    

Peyton Manning
PIZZA GOD
NFL Star's 21 Pizza Joints Are BOOMING.......................NOT REALLY, WHAT HAPPENS IS BEFORE YOU COULD GET A LARGE PIZZA WITH A COUPON FOR $6.50 AND NOW THEY REMOVED IT AND LARGE PIZZAS ARE $13, PAPAJOHN'S SHOULD START SELLING PAN PIZZAS LIKE PIZZAHUT

336 days ago
17.

FlamingoKid    

Nasty nasty pizza, no their ingredients are not fresh.

336 days ago
18.

WTF!    

Woah!! I thought there Pizza was Amazing compared to Pizza hut and Dominos. the city i live in Cali there are 4 main pizza places Pizza Hut, Dominos, PIzza Loca, And Papa Johns and I never tried Johns so I decided to try it and thought YUM! lol, I didn't know many people hated it. I guess it also depends on the location I guess. Because my dominos pizza is horrible to the point i get nauseas but in another city i used to live was AMAZING!

336 days ago
19.

Xxxl44    

Next on Kitchen Nightmares.... Gordon wonders how good your pizza can be if your selling it for 50% off during football games.

336 days ago
20.

Vote2012    

I am sick of seeing this guy and hearing his name everyday on TV, it seems like we are way overexposed to the Manning family in this country. How many Super Bowls has he ever won? The answer is one, that's it one Super Bowl. When he gets up to winning at least 4 more then maybe I will pay attention to whatever he is selling on TV, until that time I have no use for this huckster.

336 days ago
21.

Mack_D    

I wont eat at papa johns because I heard a news report that when the new healthcare law was implemented, the owner cut all fulltime employees to 39 hours a week so he wouldnt have to pay for their healthcare. Very pathetic to me!

296 days ago
22.

Mack_D    

Pizza inn is the best pizza ever!

296 days ago
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