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No matter what the overall score, I'd like to see net margins above 7% preferably in double digits before crowning a cash king. Usually one would like to see sales over $1 billion as well (sometimes this rule gets a little bent around here)

That said I've been subjectively impressed with Papa Johns in my local area. I hadn't heard of them until 6 months ago. Ordered their pizza recently. It tastes better than dominos or the hut but not by much and certainly is lacking when compared to some of our local upscale pizza places. What impressed me most was the sight of three Papa john delivery cars within ten minutes last night while I was driving home. My immediate impression is that they must be in a growth phase.

I think they would be riskier than the average rulemaker. Lots of competition, low margins...could be a merchant king. If however they are growing rapidly the risk may be worth the reward.

-MarkV

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