PJ United is a Birmingham-based company and Papa John's International Inc.'s largest franchisee with 116 stores in six states as of November 13, 2007. PJ United's corporate office is located at 2300 Resource Drive in Hoover, while the Alabama Operations office is located at 9109 Parkway East in Birmingham. The founder and chief executive officer is Douglas S. Stephens.
PJ United was founded in 1991. In November 2007, Stephens and the rest of executive management completed a transaction buying out the controlling shareholders and giving controlling interest to the Halifax Group, an investment firm based in Washington, D.C. Stephens has kept a significant stake in the company, which plans to use Halifax's resources to expand.
- The Halifax Group. (November 13, 2007). "The Halifax Group Partners with Management to Buy PJ United, Inc." . Press release. Accessed November 14, 2007.
- PJ United web site