Papa John�s International, Inc. (Papa John�s) operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout, and in certain international markets, dine-in and restaurant-based delivery restaurants under the trademark Papa John's. The Company operates in six segments: domestic Company-owned restaurants, domestic commissaries (quality control centers), North America franchising, international operations, variable interest entities (VIEs) and other business units. As of December 25, 2011, the Company operated 3,883 Papa John�s restaurants, including 628 Company-owned and 3,255 franchised restaurants operating in 50 states in Columbia and Puerto Rico and in 33 countries. The Company owns 70% of an entity operating 52 Papa John�s restaurants located in Virginia and Maryland. The Company owns 51% of an entity operating 76 Papa John�s restaurants located in Texas. In April 2012, it acquired 56 franchised Papa John�s restaurants in the Denver and Minneapolis markets.