According to the Papa John's website, most store locations do take checks in addition to cash and credit cards. Papa John's is the fourth largest pizza chain in the United States as of 2014.
Papa John's started in 1984 and was founded by John Schnatter. Papa John's is headquartered in Jeffersontown, Ky. The chain employed almost 21,000 people as of 2013. Most Papa John's locations offer either takeout or delivery services, with the minority featuring a dine-in option. There are over 4,000 Papa John's stores in a total of 34 countries as of 2014, with about 3,200 locations being in the United States.