Papa John’s Establishes New Regional Hub in Georgia

by Josh Bays, on Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Dallas, TX, April 19, 2016. Site Selection Group, a leading location advisory and economic incentive firm, is pleased to announce that Papa John’s International, Inc. will establish a new regional hub in Cherokee County, GA.  The new operation will supply more than 400 Papa John’s stores across the Southeast.


Papa John’s refers to its regional hubs as “Quality Control Centers” which supply fresh pizza dough, paper products, along with other food items to its stores. At full capacity, the project will result in 106 new jobs paying an average wage of more than $60,000 per year.   Papa John’s will also invest more than $15 million in machinery and capital improvements. Site Selection Group worked closely with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development on the project.


“Site Selection Group conducted an in-depth search to identify the optimal location for Papa John’s new Quality Control Center,” said Josh Bays, Principal at Site Selection Group.  “At the end of the process, the location in Cherokee County provided the right mix of logistics efficiencies, an available and productive workforce, and the best real estate option to meet Papa John’s requirements.”


In addition, Site Selection Group secured state job tax credits of up to $3,500 per new job for the project along with a local property tax abatement.  SSG also represented Papa John’s in its real estate negotiations with Majestic Realty Company.


“Integrating location advisory services, incentives procurement, and real estate negotiations allows SSG to fully-optimize a client’s location search,” added Kelly Rendziperis, Principal and head of SSG’s economic incentives practice. 


About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company. For 14 of the past 16 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl 50.

For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at


About Site Selection Group
Site Selection Group, LLC is a leading, independent location advisory and economic incentives firm providing solutions to corporations and communities across the world. Site Selection Group offers four core services to our customers: Location Advisory, Economic Incentive, Corporate Real Estate and Economic Development Consulting Services. Site Selection Group's mission is to align the needs of corporations with the optimal locations in order to provide the absolute maximum economic benefit. For more information, visit:



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