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Papa John's appoints Shaquille O'Neal to board

Christian Fernsby | Louisville, Ky., USA | March 25, 2019
Shaquille O'NealPapa John's International, a pizza delivery company, announced that NBA Hall of Famer and restaurateur Shaquille O'Neal will be joining Papa John's as a member of the board of directors.
Mr. O'Neal also joins as an investor in nine Papa John's restaurants in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

In addition, Mr. O'Neal will enter into a marketing agreement to be an ambassador for the Papa John's brand.

A four-time NBA champion, Hall of Famer and television sports analyst on Inside the NBA, Mr. O'Neal has established a strong business track record as an investor, restaurateur and franchise owner.

Mr. O'Neal currently owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise in Atlanta and previously owned 27 Five Guys Burgers and Fries franchises.

In addition, he is the founder and owner of Big Chicken, a fast casual fried chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Shaquille's, a fine dining restaurant in Los Angeles, California.

Mr. O'Neal is also a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise.