Papa John’s is the fourth largest pizza franchise in the United States. Headquartered in Jefferstown, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville, the chain was founded in 1984. The first restaurant was formed when John Schnatter knocked out a broom closet in the back of his father’s tavern in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The company was created when Schnatter sold his 1971 Camaro and used the $1,600 to buy used pizza equipment that he used to provide pizza for customers of the tavern. Today, Papa John’s has over 5,000 restaurants in the chain.