It was recently reported that Jerome “The Bus” Bettis is set to open 3 Papa John’s stores. Bettis is currently the owner of Bettis Grille located in Pittsburgh on the North Shore. He is also the former legend of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Papa John’s announced the deal Thursday, saying Bettis is partnering with Bajco Group, which now owns 12 Papa John’s stores in the Pittsburgh area. Bettis and Bajco plan to open more outlets in the next couple of years.
Nadeem Bajwa, CEO of Bajco Group said
“We are thrilled to partner with Jerome to purchase these restaurants. Jerome is a fierce competitor with high integrity, and I’m proud to be his business partner. He is an iconic figure in Pittsburgh and I have no doubt these restaurants will do very well.”
“I’ve been a fan of Papa John’s for a long time and am excited to be a part of the team,”
He also, goes further and says,
“I’ve always been a part of winning organizations and Papa John’s is no exception. I’m particularly impressed with the brand’s focus on quality and drive to be the best. I’m also impressed with John’s passion to continue growing the brand around the world.”
To celebrate this new partnership, all Pittsburgh-area Papa John’s restaurants will offer 36% off all menu prices when customers order online using promo code PJBUS36. This offer is good from Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, and will also be honored at the Papa John’s restaurants in the Johnstown, Pa. area, Youngstown, Ohio, and in South Bend, Ind.