Signing Agreement

Press Release

Training agreement signing ceremony held February 27, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

[Acworth, GA}– Papa John’s, Inc., an American restaurant company, recently became the latest Georgia business to benefit from the strategic workforce solutions provided by Quick Start, Georgia’s internationally acclaimed economic development program. Though Papa John’s has had restaurant and delivery presence in Georgia for dozens of years, their Quality Control Center in Cherokee County is something completely new. The company entered a partnership with Quick Start to provide training for about 100 employees at the new facility in Acworth.


Dedication to superior quality is the driving force behind Papa John’s growth from cooking pizzas in a broom closet to an international icon with more than 5,000 locations in 44 countries around the world.  Whether it is their signature sauce, toppings, original fresh dough, or even the box used for delivery, Papa John’s always invests in the best ingredients to ensure they always give customers the finest quality pizza.

Papa John’s new facility in Acworth is a dough mixing facility and a distribution center for the Southeastern Region. Their new 110,000 square foot facility will be produced fresh, hand tossed pizza dough in the production area of the facility, which it will deliver to seven different states. In addition to the dough produced, fresh toppings and ingredients will be delivered daily.


Quick Start, a part of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), provides customized workforce training at no cost to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than 600,000 employees through 5,100 projects with a broad range of industries.


“Quick Start is proud to be a part of the growth and success of Papa John’s,” said Jackie Rohosky, assistant commissioner of economic development programs for the TCSG. “This is a prime example of the exemplary partnerships that have continually made Georgia the best state for doing business.”


The Quick Start training agreement was developed based on a project study that was conducted at Papa John’s in Acworth. The training agreement is based on Papa John’s commitment to provide approximately 110 new jobs for Georgians in the Cobb/Cherokee County area. Quick Start will be designing and developing training material, as well as providing instructors for the classes.


The training program involves three distinct partners: Papa John’s, Chattahoochee Technical College and Quick Start. Each partner will be responsible for the successful completion of this program. The partnership will not end when the Quick Start training is completed. Chattahoochee Technical College will be available to assist Papa John’s with ongoing training programs. For information regarding employment, please visit www.Papa John’


“For businesses to be successful, they must recruit a workforce that possesses the required skills, knowledge and training to stay competitive,” said Dr. Ron Newcomb, Chattahoochee Technical College president. “This partnership will enable all of those involved to continue to bring jobs to the area and contribute to economic growth.”