Papa John's is a group of more than 3,000 pizza restaurants in over 45 states in the United States and nearly 25 international markets. Established in 1985, the group operates and franchises pizza delivery, carryout and dine-in restaurants. Its menu includes a variety of pizzas along with several side dishes, such as breadsticks, chicken strips and wings, canned drinks and desserts. The restaurants pizzas are made from proprietary blends of wheat flour, cheese, sauces and spices with a choice of meat and vegetable toppings. Its pan pizzas feature butter-tasting crusts made with olive oil and flavored with garlic, Italian herbs and spices. The restaurants serve thin-crust pizzas with packets of special seasonings and peppers. Papa John's, with a location in Charlotte, N.C., is owned and operated by Papa John's International.