With a low-carb wave sweeping the nation, how did Papa John's
So, just how committed are we to the Atkins mandate to trim our dough intake? Good question. Certainly, at a time when chains like Donato's are testing low-carb crusts, it doesn't seem right for Papa John's to be doing this well sticking to basics. Then again, Tom Gardner has had Papa John's on his Motley Fool Hidden Gems Watch List for months.
And we're talking January here! What happened to all of those New Year's resolutions to cut down on fatty foods in 2004? Even Pizza Hut from the Yum! Brands
Operators like Darden
At least burger chains like McDonald's
That's why watching comps matters. It's a great early gauge for everything from trend vulnerability to the impact of pricing wars. So far in 2004, Papa John's is making a square living by providing round meals. Investors looking to bail might want to hold off on penning their Dear Papa John's letters. With nearly 3,000 locations worldwide, and all but 570 of those being franchised units, Papa John's has been a fast grower. More importantly, reports of the industry's demise seem to be greatly exaggerated.
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