Papa John’s has announced the launch of the new Shaq-a-Roni pizza in collaboration with board member and restaurant owner Shaquille O’Neal.
In addition, locations across Ontario will donate one dollar from every Shaq-a-Roni sold through Aug. 23 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.
“It was important to me for the Shaq-a-Roni to be bigger than just pizza. By giving my new pie a try, one dollar will be donated to The Papa John’s Foundation for Building Community to support COVID relief, the fight against racial injustice, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and general community involvement,” O’Neal said in a media release.
Conceived by the former NBA superstar himself, the Shaq-a-Roni is an extra-large pizza made with Papa John’s fresh six-ingredient dough, topped with extra mozzarella cheese and extra pepperoni, then cut into Papa John’s largest slice size to-date.
Last year, Papa John’s partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs for the company’s inaugural national day of service and continues to engage with the organization through ongoing initiatives.
This year, Papa John’s will continue their partnership to help fund leadership development programs and the learning experience for youth and communities.