Papa John’s Pizza Virgins

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What do you think will make my children do anything? I mean anything from tidying rooms to doing homework to being silent for a (limited) period of time. Is it screen time? What about pocket money? Do I need to employ The Mum Look? No, I need to dangle the promise of pizza in front of their eyes. We’ve tried many pizza places and restaurants with varying success and next up on our hit list is Papa John’s.

I hadn’t realised until very recently that there was a Papa John’s in Harrogate. In fact, they are all over the place. None of us has ever been, though I’m reliably informed by a friend that it will make all of the other pizzerias pale into insignificance. Now that I know that there is a branch not too far away I’ve been doing my research.

Where Does Papa John’s Come From?

Papa John’s pizza restaurant is a franchise business and was founded in the US. Their headquarters are in Kentucky and according to the internet (what would we do without it?), it is the fourth biggest pizza delivery chain in the whole of the USA. The USA is vast, which makes that a heck of an area and customer base to cover.

What Do They Offer

Let’s face it. There are a lot of pizza shops around. There are cafe’s and restaurants who offer pizza and on top of that, there are hundreds of cook at home options. Why do I think that Papa John’s, therefore, would be a good fit for my family?

From a world of mouth perspective, I’m hearing great things. Really great things! I’m hearing about fresh ingredients, allergies and intolerances catered for, fab staff and clean premises. That’s a darn good start for me.

The Menu

If you pop onto the website and put in your postcode you are directed to your local Papa John’s. We’re planning a day out in Knaresborough soon so nipping into Harrogate which is our nearest one won’t be a hardship. Menus are fairly general in terms of what you can order but I imagine some things might be specific to the place you visit or the place you order from for delivery. The menu items look awesome. There isn’t a children’s menu but there are small pizzas (9.5”) and sides so we could easily customise that to suit our two. To be fair they would probably choose something from the adult menu (hollow legs, I feel a growth spurt coming on).

I’m a bit of an awkward so and so when it comes food. I’m diabetic and dairy free which makes carb-heavy meals and cheese a no go. That’s a pain for someone who loves pizza. Thankfully the vegan menu is pretty good and includes the vegan Sheese® which means that I can have pizza (I don’t have to eat a massive one!), sides (this pleases me) and a pud! There’s a good range of drinks for us all to enjoy so as far as I’m concerned it’s a winner.

What About You?

We are definitely big food fans! What about you? Have you been to a Papa John’s? Are there any special items I should know about? The meal deals look good so I’ll definitely be looking at those. My last question, and it’s an important one. What is your favourite pizza? Mine is ham and pineapple, just so you know.

 

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