What in the World is Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Papadia?

A few weeks back, I was excited to try the returning Double Cheeseburger Pizza from Papa John’s. I was approached via email by their marketing team to invite me to try the pizza in advance. They must have seen my glowing review of Domino’s Cheeseburger Pizza.

I turned them down.

I’m all about the authentic experience, so I ordered once it was available to the general public, and it was a bust. I was mostly disappointed by two things. The pickles that were lazily laid on top of the pizza, unlike Papa John’s picture. It had melted cheese on them. Secondly, and most importantly, no burger sauce to be found anywhere. It was not on the pizza and not in the papadia. Even the dipping sauce they sent was garlic and not burger sauce.

The pizza itself tasted just ok, but it is definitely no match for the vastly superior Domino’s Cheeseburger Pizza.

Papa John's Cheeseburger Pizza
Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Pizza
Papa John's Cheeseburger Papadia
Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Papadia

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October 19th, 2020 – Papa John’s is bringing back their Double Cheeseburger Pizza and introducing a new Papadia version too. This pizza is now a cult favorite, so it was about time it was back to the menu even if it is for a limited time.

If you’re a Papa Rewards member, I’ve got some great news for you. Select Papa John’s location will allow you to order the Double Cheeseburger Pizza and Double Cheeseburger Papadia from October 19th – October 25th. If you’re not a member, then you should probably become a member so you can be the first one on your block to eat one of these. If you can wait, starting on October 26th, it will be available everywhere.

Papadia Talk

Papa John's Double Cheeseburger Papadia
Double Cheeseburger Papadia

Since February, Papa John’s has been selling their Italian, Grilled BBQ Chicken & Bacon, Philly Cheesesteak, Meatball Pepperoni Papadias to the hungry lunch crowds.

The Papadia is inspired by the ‘piadina,’ an Italian folded flatbread sandwich from Northern Italy. It combines the original Papa John’s crust people crave along with fresh toppings, making it the best of both worlds – it’s both a pizza and a sandwich.

Paul Fabre, SVP Product Innovation at Papa John’s

Sandwiches are my thing, and these Papadias are right up my comfort food alley. The Double Cheeseburger Papadia is a quarter-pound of seasoned beef, and that’s not even counting the pickles, cheese, dough, and signature burger dipping sauce. It looks like the perfect lunch dish or afternoon snack to share with a friend. I’m not into sharing too much, so lunch it is!

Pizza Talk

Papa John's Double Cheeseburger Pizza
Double Cheeseburger Pizza

Alright guys, I gotta be frank with you. I never tried Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Pizza when it was around for a limited time in 2015 and 2018. I love the whole dipping sauce aspect of it too. We’re such a sauce obsessed nation that I’m surprised this really hasn’t become more of a thing.

Anyone try this Double Cheeseburger Pizza before? Leave a comment below and let me know what I’ve been missing!


Papa John’s Brings Back Its Fan-Favorite Double Cheeseburger Pizza 

Papa Rewards Members Get VIP Treatment Starting Today with Mouthwatering First Taste of Papa John’s Double Cheeseburger Pizza and Double Cheeseburger Papadia for a Limited Time Only 

LOUISVILLE, Ky., October 19, 2020 – The fans asked, and now Papa John’s is delivering by bringing back the brand’s cult-favorite Double Cheeseburger Pizza. But Papa John’s isn’t stopping there. They’re turning the popular Double Cheeseburger Pizza, originally launched in 2015, into a Papadia. To satisfy their biggest fans’ cravings, Papa John’s is treating their Papa Rewards members to a coveted sneak peek starting today at select locations.

The Double Cheeseburger Pizza and Papadia feature a huge portion of seasoned beef, melty cheese, zesty pickles, and signature burger sauce, all held together by Papa John’s fresh, never-frozen, six-ingredient dough.

“Our Double Cheeseburger Pizza is a limited-time product we first introduced five years ago and has inspired a big fan following. Now, Americans who love cheeseburgers can enjoy the flavors they crave both in our popular pizza, as well as a Papadia version,” said Tom Smith, Papa John’s director of culinary innovation. “The new Double Cheeseburger Papadia tastes like a cheeseburger wrapped in Papa John’s signature pizza dough. We’re confident that we can satisfy even the most discerning cheeseburger lover.”

The new Double Cheeseburger Papadia is Papa John’s meatiest Papadia to-date, designed to highlight the flavors loved from the burger-eating experience. This flatbread-style sandwich features a quarter pound of seasoned beef with savory, crunchy dill pickles and melty cheese baked to toasty perfection. The Double Cheeseburger Papadia is served with Papa John’s signature burger dipping sauce for a maximum flavor experience.

For a limited time, the Double Cheeseburger Pizza and Double Cheeseburger Papadia will be available exclusively for Papa Rewards members from October 19 – October 25. Both items will become available to the wider public beginning on October 26.

This year, the brand continues its commitment to innovation, building on its foundation of quality ingredients. This latest menu addition follows a variety of new products launched earlier this year, such as the Grilled Buffalo Chicken Papadia, Jalapeño Popper Rolls , and the limited-time offer Shaq-a-Roni pizza.

More information about the Double Cheeseburger Pizza and Double Cheeseburger Papdia, as well as the Papa Rewards program, can be found at papajohns.com

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