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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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EnquirerLover    

Well i guess the thieves will be happy to hear how much a strip mall store is making a day. Sometimes people need to shut up and stop encouraging crime. It's nice to know their doing good but they should have just left it at that.

340 days ago
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BB not bb    

That is a pizza a minute. Are these pizzas any good? Aren't they just like any other fast food pizza, essentially junk? I have had Domino's and Pizza Hut and I wouldn't want to eat it again for free. Do people eat there just hoping to see Peyton Manning?


Maybe they have something else like friendly service or something. Some places have good pizza and lousy service. Even with a cheap pizza that tastes good, I don't want to go where they treat you bad or have a bad atmosphere.

340 days ago
3.

static    

Understanding commercial chain made pizza sucks PJ's sucks the least but it still sucks.

340 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Better ingredients, better partners, better profits, PAPA JOHN's.
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340 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Papa John's is not that big in Philly because even the worst pizza shop in Philly is way better than PJ's..
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340 days ago
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Rajat    

Hello everyone, i am the author of http://hindustanjobsportal.blogspot.com/ and i will say that this pizza outlet is really nice.

340 days ago
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Rajat    

Hello everyone, i am the autor of http://hindustanjobsportal.blogspot.com/ and i want to say that this place is really cool.

340 days ago
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Ladyplease    

This article is so desperate. All Papa Johns have a deal going on where if your football team wins you get 50% off. Pathetic TMZ. Write a real story. Denver is undefeated this year. Of course sales are up on those days, dipsticks.

340 days ago
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Columbo    

Their pizza sucks

340 days ago
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teedofftaxpayer    

I hope he treats his employees better than the company owned stores. The company itself is just filled with greed. Matter of fact I had a Papa John pizza this last weekend and it was the most tasteless pizza I ever had.

340 days ago
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Mason     

Horrible Pizza.

340 days ago
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Truth    

"We called up each of Peyton's 21 Papa John's" And, you thought you had a crappy job. LMFAO

340 days ago
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Randy Morrison    

Papa John is a jerk, I would never buy this greedy goofballs pizza!!! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/papa-johns-obamacare-pizza_n_1752126.html

340 days ago
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Nicole    

I hope he is paying his employees a living wage so they dont have to get on food stamps and the taxpayers have to pick up the bill

340 days ago
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Toilethead    

I refuse to eat that papa john's crap. Local joints are far better.

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