Part pizza, part sandwich, the Piadina is inspired by an Italian flatbread sandwich

Papa John’s today unveils an innovative alternative to the everyday sandwich with its new Papadia range of Italian flatbread-style pizza sandwiches.

Part pizza, part sandwich, and filled with a range of delicious fresh ingredients, the Papadia is a tasty and convenient format to be enjoyed on the go, at home or in a Papa John’s restaurant.

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Following strong success in the US, where it launched last year, the range of hearty Papadias is set to enjoy similar success as it is launched in 23 markets around the world today.

Positioned to meet customers’ changing eating habits over the past year, the Papadia makes an ideal sandwich alternative to enjoy on the go, or to share at home alongside a favourite pizza with friends or families. 

The latest in a line of exciting, new products, the Papadia is another example of Papa John’s commitment to quality ingredients and flavour.

The Papadia is inspired by the ‘piadina’, an Italian folded flatbread sandwich from Northern Italy. It combines the original Papa John’s crust people crave along with fresh toppings, making it the best of both worlds.  Jo Blundell, Vice President International Marketing at Papa John's.

The Papadia is crafted from Papa John’s fresh, never-frozen original dough and filled with a range of delicious, fresh ingredients. Papa John's has created ten different Papadia recipes in total, each hand-stretched, oven-baked, and hand-folded to order. Different countries will choose which recipes to launch in their individual markets.


Amongst the recipes on offer in selected markets around the world will be:

Philly Cheesesteak - Papa John’s new Italian flatbread-style sandwich made from our original fresh dough generously filled with sliced Philly steak, fresh-cut onions and crunchy green peppers, smothered with a blend of real mozzarella cheese and our creamy Ranch sauce. 

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BBQ Chicken - Inspired by the Italian piadina, the new Papa John’s Papadia will add new flavour to your life. Premium chicken generously covered by a blend of real mozzarella cheese and rich BBQ sauce.

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Italian Sausage and Pepperoni - The new Italian flatbread-style sandwich from Papa John’s made from our original fresh dough packed with tangy tomato pizza sauce, spicy Italian sausage, flavour-packed pepperoni, smothered with a blend of real mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of oregano.

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We’re proud to continuously serve our customers with delicious menu innovations that meet their needs and the Papadia is no exception. Packed full of feel-good factor, quality ingredients and in an innovative yet familiar format, it’s sure to be a menu favourite around the world. Jo Blundell, Vice President International Marketing at Papa John's


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About Papa John’s

For more information regarding the new Papadias, or any of the items available on the Papa John’s menu, please visit

Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) opened its doors in 1984 with one goal in mind: BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA. Papa John’s believes that using high quality ingredients leads to superior quality pizzas. Its original dough is made of only six ingredients and is fresh, never frozen. Papa John’s tops its pizzas with real cheese made from mozzarella, pizza sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes that go from vine to can in the same day and meat free of fillers. It was the first US national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of artificial flavors and synthetic colors from its entire food menu. Papa John’s is headquartered in Louisville, Ky. and is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company with more than 5,360 restaurants in 48 countries and territories as of September 27, 2020. For more information about the Company or to order pizza online, visit or download the Papa John’s mobile app for iOS or Android.

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