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Papa John’s ‘Jack-O’-Lantern pizza’ is more ‘trick’ than ‘treat’ in many cases

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Pizza chain Papa John’s announced a  “Jack-O’-Lantern pizza” offering for Halloween earlier this month.

  • The offering was meant to be a round pie with a “stem” made from crust at the top.
  • Pepperoni ringed the outside, with “eyes” and a “mouth” formed with pepperoni as well — and a black olive in each eye.
  • Perhaps not surprisingly, not every Papa John’s pizza maker was able to master the look (or perhaps they didn’t have time to).
  • People took to social media to share lopsided, burnt, messy and even downright creepy photos of what they got.
  • Papa John’s defended itself, pointing out that each pie is “handmade” but did ask disappointed customers to contact them.
  • The chain’s Twitter account also responded to customer photos asking them to get in touch.