NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2016) - Major Energy and New York Tri-State Area Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) today announce a new co-marketing partnership naming the New York-based energy supply company the Preferred Gas and Electric Energy Partner of the New York Tri-State Area Papa John's stores, and Papa John's the Preferred Pizza Partner of Major Energy.

The agreement between the licensed energy service company and the world's third largest pizza delivery company provides both with reciprocal use of co-branding throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The co-marketing pact puts Major Energy in a unique position to offer a recurring FREE Papa John's pizza dinner to its customers in the three-state territory. Further, as part of the deal, Major Energy will offer special gas and electricity plans to Papa John's customers using in-store and on-the-box advertising, as well as digital marketing.

"We are proud to partner with Papa John's, a true industry leader and a great group of people," says Dan Alper, Chief Executive Officer of Major Energy, which also supplies natural gas and electricity to residential, commercial and industrial customers in the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

"Leveraging the brand recognition of Papa John's," continues Alper, "and bundling special pizza-related offers in concert with our competitive energy rates enables us to bring true added-value to our hundreds of thousands of customers as well as new customers. Through our partnership, we'll also have the ability to drive our customers to the Papa John's brand. It's a real win-win for everyone involved, most importantly, for our customers."

"I echo Mr. Alper's statements," adds David Rothman, President of the New York Cooperative of Papa John's stores. "Papa John's looks forward to a long-lasting partnership with Major Energy, providing customers with outstanding energy offers and Papa John's better ingredients, better pizza."

About Papa John's
Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the world's third-largest pizza delivery company. For 14 of the past 16 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl 50. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John's at Also visit us on Facebook at, Twitter at, YouTube at, Instagram at, Pinterest at, and Vine at

About Major Energy
Founded in 2005, Major Energy is an Energy Service Company (ESCO). Major Energy is a licensed energy service company supplying natural gas and electricity to hundreds of thousands of residential, commercial and industrial customers in Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It is approved and fully licensed by the respective State Public Service and/or Public Utility Commissions where it services and with each local utility company in markets where it is licensed. Major Energy is proud to boast an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and prides itself on being a New York homegrown company. Major Energy's management team has over 50 years of experience in the energy retail marketplace and their passion to help residential and business customers reduce their energy costs are reflected in their year over year growth and company rating. Major Energy is a leader and innovator in the renewable and energy conservation space. In 2013 Major Energy constructed a 2.5 MW PV solar ground and currently supplies solar power to the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Unlike other supply companies, Major Energy will not only supply your gas and electricity at the best available rates, but it also will give you tools to manage and monitor your energy consumption and control your costs. As Major Energy continues to grow, it remains committed to the core principles on which it was founded: providing superior customer service, promoting smarter energy consumption and lowering its customers' gas and electricity bills. To learn more, visit:, and connect with Major Energy at and

Contact Information:

Major Energy
Eliott Wolbrom
Chief Marketing Officer
(845) 480-7431

Barry Smith
BLS Public Relations
(818) 621-0839

New York Tri-State Area Papa John's
Michael Bobys
(301) 340-3932