Papa Johns Nutrition

Papa Johns nutrition...does the company's claim to better ingredients mean healthier pizzas? Not necessarily, but of course it depends on what you're ordering.

As we mentioned on the Papa John's menu page, Papa John's does use fresh ingredients including market fresh veggies, handmade crusts (which are never frozen) and 100% beef and pork.

But let's dig a little deeper to see how the fat and calories of Papa John's pizza stack up. We took a few pizzas from each of the three big pizza chains to see how they compare.

(note: all nutritional information has been taken from Pizza Hut, Dominos and Papa John's websites. Is it accurate? We don't know, we just assume they tell the truth.)

Cheese Pizza
Serving Size = 1 slice from a 14" (large) pie, thin crust 

Papa John's is right in line with the other two in terms of fat and calories.

Next we took each of the pizza restaurants "supreme-type" pizza which comes with a couple different meats and veggies (toppings may vary on each pizza). All include cheese and hand tossed or original crust.

Supreme Pizza (or similar)
Serving size = 1 slice from 14" (large) pizza, original crust 

Here Papa John's is doing good on total fat, but they have a high saturated fat ratio compared to Pizza Hut and Dominos.

Okay, let's look at one more example of Papa John's nutrition...the classic Pepperoni and Cheese pizza.

Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza
Serving size = 1 slice from 14" (large) pizza, original crust

Papa John's may have fresh ingredients, but it isn't necessarily going to be the leanest pizza. But maybe you don't care?

And how does it compare in taste?

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