PJ United,¬†founded in 1991, is the country’s largest franchisee of Papa John’s International, a leading national brand for carry-out and delivery pizza. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, PJ United operates 116 stores in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia. ¬†Papa John’s is well-known for its emphasis on quality, premium pizzas through the “Better Ingredients, Better Pizza” approach. For eight years running, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the highly regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Investment Date

November 2007


In January 2014, Halifax successfully exited PJ United through a sale to management and TPG Growth.