"We are glad that at a national level, Papa John’s took swift action to deal with the issue. From our team standpoint, our partnership is with local owner/operators in Phoenix and completely separate from the national company. That promotion will continue (the deal that gives 50% off on the day after a D-backs victory)," the D-backs said in a statement.
The Arizona Coyotes, Arizona Cardinals and Phoenix Suns have all featured similar promotions with local Papa John's restaurants as recently as earlier this year. But the Coyotes and Suns told ABC15 that Papa John's is not a current partner of either team. As of Thursday afternoon, the Cardinals had yet to respond to a request for comment.
"Our partnership with Papa John’s previously concluded and they are not affiliated with the Coyotes in any way, now or in the future," the Coyotes told ABC15.