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Manning Gets Slice Of Pizza Market In New Hometown As Papa John's Franchisee

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In this photo released by Papa John's on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012,  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, shoots a television spot with Papa John's Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter, during which Manning reveals that he is Papa John's latest franchisee. Papa John's newest
In this photo released by Papa John's on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, left, shoots a television spot with Papa John's Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter, during which Manning reveals that he is Papa John's latest franchisee. Papa John's newest "franchise player" will own 21 Papa John's restaurants in the Denver area. The spot will air Sunday, Oct. 28, during NBC-TV's "Football Night in America" telecast.

DENVER -- Now Broncos fans can call the audibles while Peyton Manning cheers them on.

Pepperoni! No, make that sausage!

Manning became the newest franchisee for Papa John's pizza, signing a deal to own 21 stores in the Denver area Friday, the same day the pizza maker also announced it had signed a multi-year contract to continue as the official pizza of the NFL and the Super Bowl. Terms were not disclosed.

During Sunday's game between the Broncos and Saints, Manning will star in a new commercial stating that, as a new franchisee, he gets to give away free pizzas. He also gives fans information about how to join him in becoming a franchise owner.

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