Loyalty360 Reads: Papa Johns’ Shaq-a-Roni Pizza Returns, Albertsons Raises $6 Million to Combat Hunger, Jimmy John’s Releases Co-Branded Starter Jacket

Papa Johns’ Shaq-a-Roni Pizza Returns to Support Young Entrepreneurs  

Papa Johns has announced the return of its popular Shaq-a-Roni pizza, a favorite of franchise owner and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. The latest launch includes locations outside the U.S. for this first time. The company will donate $1 to local charities for each pizza sold during the limited time offer.  

Papa Johns has raised more than $9 million for community organizations with Shaq-a-Roni sales over the last three years. During this year’s sale, the company is investing a portion of sales in youth-led businesses and programs that support young entrepreneurs.  

Papa John’s is also inviting youths to submit their business proposals for review by the company and O’Neal. The top five applicants will receive a $5,000 grant to start their businesses.  

The Shaq-a-Roni, which sells for $13.99, is an extra-large pizza with double cheese and pepperoni cut into eight slices.  

Albertsons Raises $6 Million to Connect Families with Federal Food Assistance  

The grocery chain Albertsons last month raised nearly $6 million in customer donations for organizations that help those in need enroll in government nutrition programs. Through its Nourishing Neighbors initiative, Albertsons will issue grants to more than 130 organizations, including state and regional food banks. The grants are for education and support to sign up for the Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women Infants and Children (WIC).  

“There are millions of people in this country who need access to nutritious food and qualify for federal food assistance programs, but they don’t know how to enroll or get the support they need,” said Christy Duncan Anderson, President and Executive Director of the Albertsons Companies Foundation.  

"We know that programs like SNAP are a critical support for our neighbors experiencing hunger," said Jaz Bias, Co-Executive Director at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, a grant recipient. "We're thrilled to partner with the Albertsons Companies Foundation to expand access to these programs and improve food security for individuals and families throughout Oregon." 

Last year Albertsons donated more than $200 million in food and financial support to charitable causes, including $40 million through Nourishing Neighbors.  


Jimmy John’s Celebrates National Sandwich Day with Co-Branded Starter Jacket  

The sandwich chain Jimmy John’s will release a limited-edition jacket by the streetwear brand Starter this November 3 on National Sandwich Day. All proceeds from sales of the Jimmy John’s x Starter jacket will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  

“Starter was a quintessential part of 90’s culture and now that the brand is back and hotter than ever, we can’t wait to see how our one-of-a-kind jackets are styled on the street,” said Darin Dugan, Chief Marketing Officer at Jimmy John’s.  

The $150 jacket will be available to the public at the Jimmy John’s online store starting November 3. Members of the restaurant’s Freaky Fast Rewards program will receive advance access, as well as $1 off mobile orders that day.   


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