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Papa John's founder embarks on cross-country drive to find his '72 Camaro, offering $25k reward

by Dan Roth (RSS feed) on May 29th, 2009 at 10:58AM

It's inconceivable that in 1984 there was any young man in America under 30 that did not love both pizza and the Camaro Z-28. John Schnatter had the Chevy. A '72 Z-28 in gold with black stripes, white-letter BFGs on chrome wheels, a sunroof and chrome-tipped duals. In other words, awesome. John felt a strong pull to try his hand at opening a pizza restaurant. To raise the needed working capital, the beloved Camaro had to go. As much as he loved his car, John loved his pizza plans more. Twenty-five years later, John Schnatter sits atop his Papa John's empire, 3,400 restaurants strong.... Read More

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