Founder, spokesman, and CEO of the pizza company Papa Johns, which he founded in 1984.
He invested in pizza-making equipment by selling his 1972 Camaro Z28.
He hosted a fundraiser at his house in 2012 for Republican Presidential nominee
He began delivering pizzas for his father's tavern Mick's Lounge. He had three children with his wife Annette.
He was a known critic of Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.