Jeff McLanahan
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  • Crestwood, KY
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  • Papa John's International
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Spencer Freedman replied to Jeff McLanahan's discussion Ideas for reducing utility costs? in the group Restaurant Cost Control
"Paul, take a moment an look at the Endocube. very simple but effective technology. the product makes your refrigeration work on food temperature rather than air temperatures. this means the compressors only kick on when the food gets within 1 or 2…"
Feb 26, 2012
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Think Tank HG replied to Jeff McLanahan's discussion Ideas for reducing utility costs? in the group Restaurant Cost Control
"I was recently reading about a system the sucks up all the heat that comes off the kitchen equipment and recirculates it throughout the building.   Another is radiant heated flooring, solar water heaters, and take a little extra care in…"
Jan 21, 2011

Profile Information

Senior Director - Global Training
Papa John's International
What best describes my company
Quick Service
Career Advancement, Learning, Networking
Began career as Crew member at Wendy's.
Two years as an accountant.
Majority of career at Yum Brands as trainer and multi-unit manager.
Currently Sr. Director of Global Training at Papa John's.
Years in the Industry

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Gift Cards - With A Little Extra!

Posted on December 4, 2008 at 6:42am 0 Comments

In my opinion, gift giving was made just a little easier when companies started selling gift cards to their customers. I am the type of person that often waits until the last minute to shop (of course, I always have an excuse about work or family related activities that kept me from this task) and even with a reduced number of choices, I still have a hard time choosing the right gifts.

I can never get the right size clothing for my wife or the age appropriate toy for my children. Even if I… Continue

Why I Love Papa John's Pizza!

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 5:23pm 2 Comments


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (February 13, 2009) – In 2003 Papa John’s International (NASDAQ: PZZA) made one of its most important deliveries ever when it delivered pizzas to air force troops stationed in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. This week, Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter did one better by visiting the region and helping serve more than 250 troops stationed at Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

Schnatter also… Continue

Pizza Delivery Driver - Employment of choice?

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 7:37am 2 Comments

As with all food delivery businesses, gas prices are affecting our ability at Papa John's to recruit and retain delivery drivers. While tips are usually good for those drivers with adequate hospitality skills and we do have incentives for our delivery drivers, we are always on the lookout for creative ways to attract and retain delivery drivers.

If you were/are 18 or older and looking for a job, what perks/incentives might entice you to consider a job as a pizza delivery… Continue

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At 1:33pm on July 27, 2009,
Alyson Mar, RD
Hi Jeff,

I like the photos you have up! Look forward to reading your blogs!

At 10:58am on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Jeff
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 7:06am on February 12, 2009, David Rydeen said…

I sent back a comment to him. Thanks for letting me knwo to comment. You Rock. What were you doing up at 3:00AM to send me this??

At 1:31pm on January 22, 2009, Michael L. Atkinson said…
ha, yes, and I showed this to our programmer...way too long. we just have several new releases that they have in a higher priority. That's changing. You have been credited 15,000 points, it's just not on your profile yet.
At 5:04am on January 22, 2009, Ted Hardy said…
The wings coupons issue is a function of how we were asked to set up wings in PROFIT. Eddy and Joe Brooks are looking into changes that could help on the CMS side, but until Toppable Products release gets out in the field, there isn't much we can do to change the setup. Derrick is right in that this issue has been there since wings were first added to PROFIT, but given the numerous quantities and sauce options we currently have, it just made the setup more obvious.

My team doesn't add or modify coupons in the system. That's up to the operators (if they added the coupons manually) or to the Marketing groups if they added coupons to the stores via CMSII.
At 1:13pm on January 15, 2009, Matt Urdan said…
Very cool. We are affiliated with North American River Runners ( And the owners of Class VI River Runners ( are good friends of mine as well. I'd recommend both companies, and if you have any detailed questions, please consider me a resource. You can find all kinds of pictures of me rafting with both of them on my blog:; in the photos in my profile here on FohBoh or on my facebook page.

Be forewarned that your experience on the New or Gauley in West Virginia may be more or less extreme than others, including a higher or lesser risk of flipped rafts, depending on which company you choose.

Have an awesome day and stay warm out there!
At 11:21am on January 15, 2009, Matt Urdan said…
Hey Jeff...your page says you are interested in the outdoors and that you are a director of training....few outdoors activities have the potential for building teams and trust better than whitewater rafting. If you're looking to take some team building outside the four walls, let me know and I can put you in touch with activities on a range of rivers. Or if you just want to organize a whitewater give me a call. And while I'm here commenting, how come there aren't any Papa Johns in Bryson City, NC where I live now? Or the Southfield/Beverly Hills/Bloomfield Hills area of Michigan where I'm from? I was home for Thanksgiving and couldn't get pizza delivered from anywhere...not even Dominos.

Have an awesome day!
At 4:21pm on January 6, 2009, Amanda Hite said…
Hi Jeff, Happy New Year! Thanks for the message. Send me the details on your conference to and I'll see what I can do!
At 3:58pm on December 18, 2008, Michael L. Atkinson said…
Yeah, we are backed up, sorry Jeff.

FohBoh owes you 15,000 points, count on it!
At 6:17am on December 8, 2008, Jason Reardon said…
Hi Jeff,

I met you a couple times in Louisville. I attended a few opcons and Papa John's University. You are doing great things up there. Keep it up!




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