STAMFORD, Conn. — It's hard to turn on the television and not see John Schnatter delivering pizzas or chatting with Peyton Manning. Now you can taste what all the talk is about with a Papa John’s opening in Stamford.
“They know about Papa John’s,” manager Jennie Wong said when asked about the television spots. She thinks the ads have helped bring customers to the new Glenbrook location, which opened about two weeks ago.
Wong knows there are many pizza places in the city and that residents have their favorites, but she thinks the ingredients at Papa John's, including never-frozen pizza dough and vegetables prepared daily, will set it apart.
“I eat it almost every day,” the Stamford resident said.
She added that she has not been the only repeat customer: one of her drivers has delivered to the same customer three to four times since the restaurant opened. The eatery has had more busy days than slow days since opening, Wong said, blaming the latter on New Year’s resolutions.
In addition to the ingredients, she thinks promotions such as family meals, online deals and a monthly special will “help keep people excited about the pizza.”
The next closest restaurants are in White Plains and Bridgeport, and the only other location in Fairfield County is in Danbury, according to Papa John’s website.
The Stamford restaurant is the 4,214th Papa Johns to open worldwide, the website said. It is located at 313 Hope St., and hours are 10:30 a.m. to midnight for delivery and 10:30 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. for carryout. Orders can be made online or by calling 203-348-7272.