Peyton Manning's Pizza Parlors Are Raking in Cash

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterOctober 16, 2013

Dec 6, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning is making a killing in the pizza business, and for that I will refrain from a “rolling in the dough” pun.

Bad jokes aside, TMZ reports that the pizza joints Manning purchased last year are experiencing huge spikes in sales since the Denver Broncos quarterback took over. 

October 15, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls plays from the line during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
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The decision to enter the pizza business occurred in 2012, when Manning bought up 21 Papa John’s stores in the Denver area. News outlets at the time half-jokingly made note that Manning’s purchases conveniently came two weeks before Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana use.

Well, something is making these people flock to Peyton’s pizzerias, and his employees are calling it the “Peyton Factor.”

According to the TMZ report, the gossip site called all 21 of Peyton’s locations to ask about the increase in business they’ve been experiencing.

Several of the pizzerias claimed their average sales have gone from $3,000-$4,000 on a given day to $5,000-$6,000. One store even reported a 25 percent overall increase in total sales, which is a big bump—a bump TMZ alleges hasn’t reverberated into Papa John’s stores in the Denver area not owned by Manning. 

Fittingly enough, the booming sales at Manning’s Papa John’s go right along with his transcendent play on the field. He’s only six games into the 2013-14 season and has already passed for 22 touchdowns and 2,179 yards. 

Compare that to his two interceptions this year and you’ll see the “Peyton Factor” is just excellent decision-making mixed with proper timing. The guy knows when and where to strike, and most of the time, he strikes true.

Also worth noting is the fact that Manning’s stores offer customers 50 percent off on Mondays if the Broncos win. 

When you’re high on life, victory and...Peyton, that’s an unbeatable deal.


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