Resurgent pizza chain introduces Papadia, piadina-inspired flatbread, to menu

Four, new, flavor options hit menus

Papa John’s launched its own version of a flatbread sandwich, the Papadia, priced at $6. The toasted alternative to a sandwich landed on the Louisville, Ky.-based pizza chain’s menu in four options, inspired by the piadina. A folded, Italian flatbread sandwich, the piadina comes from the Romagna region of Italy . “The Papadia is great for people on the go who are looking to mix up their traditional lunch routine,” said Paul Fabre, SVP of Product Innovation at Papa John’s.

The Papadia follows the launch of Papa John’s Garlic Parmesan crust, another innovation and the first new flavor variation of its orignal crust since its founding.

Papa John’s Papadia menu


Here are the four flavor options tha appear on the Papa John’s Papadia menu:

  • Italian Papadia – combines alfredo sauce, spicy Italian sausage, salami, real cheese made from mozzarella and banana peppers inside a folded flatbread. It’s served with a pizza sauce dipping cup
  • Philly Cheesesteak Papadia – sliced Philly steak, onions and green peppers, in a folded flatbread, with real cheese made from mozzarella and Papa John’s Philly sauce. It’s served with a garlic sauce dipping cup
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken & Bacon Papadia – combines grilled chicken, bacon, and onions inside a folded flatbread with cheese made from mozzarella, drizzled with a sweet and smoky BBQ Sauce. It’s then served with a BBQ sauce dipping cup
  • Meatball Pepperoni Papadia: spicy meatballs, pepperoni, pizza sauce, combined with real cheese made from mozzarella and classic Italian seasoning, inside a folded flatbread. It’s served with a pizza sauce dipping cup

Guests can order the Papadia by phone,, the Papa John’s app, Facebook, Apple TV or by asking Alexa. Papa John’s operates 5,343 restaurants in 49 countries.

Photo credit: Papa John’s

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