Papa John’s Offering Free Pizza to Camaro Drivers Today


Papa John’s is offering a free pizza to any party arriving at one of their stores in a Chevy Camaro today. The Chicago Tribune has more:

Papa John’s pizza founder John Schnatter paid ($275,000) to reacquire his 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Schnatter sold the car in 1983 for $2,800 to help keep his family’s then-struggling tavern afloat and to start his Louisville-based pizza empire.

For their help in finding the car, the car’s current owner, 165 miles away in Flatwooods, Ky., received $250,000, and the buyer Schnatter sold it to 26 years ago got $25,000.

In honor of Schnatter’s reunion with his beloved ride, Papa John’s will offer a free pizza to all Camaro owners Wednesday. Pizza lovers must drive their Camaros to a Papa John’s location for verification. Not quite “cash for clunkers,” but it’s something. For more details, go to

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Drea Knufken

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