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Papa John’s, DoorDash Team Up For Pizza Delivery

Papa John’s, DoorDash Team Up For Pizza Delivery

Papa John’s has announced a national partnership with DoorDash, giving customers the option for delivery from more than 1,400 of the pizza chain’s locations across the country.

To mark the new collaboration, Papa John’s is offering free delivery during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, which runs from March 15 to 17, on all orders over $10 delivered by DoorDash.

“This partnership extends our continued commitment to meet customers wherever they are and provide simple, easy ordering for guests in addition to our own world-class Papa John’s mobile app,” said Anne Fischer, SVP of customer experience, in a press release. “More than 60 percent of Papa John’s transactions occur online. With this in mind, we are dedicated to exceeding our customers’ expectations when it comes to ordering and delivery convenience.”

Toby Espinosa, head of business development for DoorDash, said the delivery company is excited about the partnership.

“Quality is part of [the] Papa John’s foundation, which is why we’re proud to partner with their stores to bring that same level of care to the door-to-door experience,” Espinosa said. “Now, loyal fans can experience a new, convenient way to taste their favorite menu items at home.”

In a funding round last month led by Dragoneer Investment Group and Temasek Holdings, DoorDash notched a $400 million investment at a valuation of $7.1 billion. Existing investors in the food delivery firm – SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia Capital and DST Global – also participated, CNBC reported.

While the outlet said the news comes amid “impending” initial public offerings (IPOs) by Postmates and Uber, the investment was reportedly not influenced by them.

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu told CNBC that “the plans were to double down each of the areas in terms of how we got here. And betting on what’s been working.”

The news comes after DoorDash announced last August that it had notched $250 million in funding through a growth round, co-led by DST Global and Coatue Management.

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