Robust same-store sales, particularly in North America, helped Papa John’s offset skyrocketing cheese prices during the third quarter.
Same-store sales rose 7.4 percent in North America during the quarter ended Sept. 28. So far this year, domestic same-store sales have risen 7.7 percent. Executives said on a conference call Wednesday that the chain is well on its way to its 11th straight year of flat or positive same-store sales.
“We’re in the home stretch of an excell