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Papa John’s International Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to distribute roughly $2.5 million in bonuses to frontline workers to express “deep appreciation” for their “steadfast dedication” amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to a news release issued by the company, about 14,000 of the national pizza chain’s employees working within corporate restaurants are eligible for the bonuses. The latest round of bonuses is separate from targeted bonuses paid to some team members earlier in the year.

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“Never has Papa John’s growth and success depended on our team members’ hard work, steadfast dedication and commitment to safety as much as this year,” Rob Lynch, Papa John’s president and CEO, stated in the release.

“In particular, our frontline workers in our restaurants and supply chain have been a constant source of positivity and commitment throughout this challenging year, enabling Papa John’s to deliver to millions of new and returning customers,” he added.

According to Fox Business, Papa John’s reported “outstanding results” for the third quarter, including a 17.1% year-over-year revenue increase.

In its statement, the company also reinforced its commitment to “expanded benefits” for corporate employees; ongoing donations of free pizza to first responders and frontline workers; and support for “COVID-19 relief and the fight for racial justice” via the $3.6 million raised for those causes.

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