For Fee, Papa John's Will Send Your Pizza to Front of Line

They're testing the 'priority' service
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 1, 2017 12:21 AM CST
Papa John's Rolls Out Fee for 'Priority' Orders
Rich Butler, general manager of a downtown Louisville, Ky., Papa John's restaurant, puts toppings on a deep-dish pizza.   (AP Photo/Patti Longmire)

Papa John's is taking a page from the airline industry and testing a fee that lets people bump their pizza orders to the front of the line. The chain says the $2.99 "Papa Priority" fee was recently launched in select locations, and it's looking for ways to expand the test, the AP reports. It says the fee doesn't guarantee delivery within a set time, but sends an order to the "front of the line so that it is made faster." The option is limited to five orders each night per location. While customers whose pizzas get bumped back might object, Papa John's says the option has gotten "great customer reception." (This man couldn't reach the police, so he called Papa John's instead.)

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