Papa Johns International Inc. has announced Amanda Clark, COO for international, will leave the company on March 1 to take a position as CEO at another company in the franchise industry.
Clark joined the brand in Feb. 2020 as its CDO. Her responsibilities expanded to include leading the Papa Johns international business in May 2022 and was appointed COO, International in September 2023. Under her leadership, the brand delivered more than 700 net new units and signed the two largest development deals in company history.
"We have created a culture at Papa Johns where we cultivate top talent and help them achieve their full potential. We wish Amanda much success in her new role," Rob Lynch, president and CEO, said in the press release.
"We have a strong international leadership team in place and talent within that organization who will continue to deliver on our business priorities while we conduct a comprehensive search that will evaluate both internal and external candidates for the next international leader. The team is focused on executing the international transformation initiatives we recently announced as part of our Back to Better 2.0 plan, including establishing our international regional business hubs, accelerating consumer-facing technology enhancements and optimizing the UK market for long-term profitability and strength,” he added.
A search is underway for Clark's replacement.
Papa Johns operates more than 5,900 restaurants in 50 countries and territories.
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