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Papa John’s and Google Cloud come together to accelerate digital transformation

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It would seem Papa John’s couldn’t resist a ‘pizza’ that digital action, as the company strengthens its relationship with Google Cloud in order to drive digital transformation.

Google Cloud and Papa John’s International, one of the world’s largest pizza chains, have announced a new, multi-year commitment to accelerate Papa John’s digital leadership and data cloud strategy. Now, I was a die-hard Dominoes fan, until they got rid of the Roma, yet continued (and still continue) to serve a tuna delight. Absolute heathens.

But, Papa John’s is now upping the ante, and if accelerating its digital transformation means accelerated pizza to my face, then I’m all for it.

The company will expand its work with Google to migrate its data centres to Google Cloud, which will help meet a surge in demand for online ordering and delivery, and provide a foundation for ongoing innovations and improvements to the customer experience. Happy days.

Today’s expanded partnership is part of a multi-phase strategy to optimise application engineering, business operations, and customer experiences. Papa John’s selected Google Cloud for its proven expertise in supporting enterprise migrations of on-premises workloads to the cloud.

“Google Cloud continues to be a strategic and trusted partner in supporting our best-in-class digital platforms, particularly as we’ve experienced tremendous growth in consumer demand over the past year,” said Justin Falciola, chief technology officer, Papa John’s International.

“As one of the largest pizza delivery brands in the world, innovative technology is an essential component of our business model, allowing us to create great customer experiences and increase efficiencies throughout our restaurant operations.

“Migrating and transforming our infrastructure capabilities to Google Cloud will increase our speed to value for Papa John’s digital, restaurant, and corporate solutions, ultimately delivering the best experience for our customers and our team members.”

“Over the last year, retail and food services have had to adapt and shift their business strategies to a digital-first approach,” said Carrie Tharp, vice president of retail and consumer, Google Cloud.

“We’re in the business of helping our customers remain resilient and agile using cloud technologies, and we’re proud of the work we’re doing with Papa John’s, so it can remain focused on achieving its business goals.”

Today, Papa John’s leverages several key Google Cloud technologies, including Cloud SQL, Bigtable and BigQuery, as well as Cloud Functions, Firestore, and Kubernetes Engine.

Papa John’s is using these products to build its loyalty program, multi-channel marketing platform, eCommerce, in-store, and various other customer touchpoints, including its award-winning mobile apps.

Papa John’s also moved its mapping system onto Google Maps Platform to take advantage of Google’s unique ability to connect geo-spatial data with enterprise and customer data, providing customers with relevant and timely information on their local restaurants and delivery orders through Papa Track.

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