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Papa John’s Houston Lets the Sunshine In With TXU Energy Promo

Free solar energy is the grand prize for an August contest open to anyone who orders a pizza from Papa John's Houston.

  • Every customer who orders a pizza from Papa John’s Houston in August will be entered into a contest to win a full year of free solar energy from TXU Energy.
  • Papa John’s Houston currently powers all of its restaurants with renewable energy using solar and wind electricity.

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Papa John’s Houston has teamed up with TXU Energy to spread a little sunshine, offering a full year of free solar energy in a promotion called Slice of Solar.

Anyone who orders a pizza from a Papa John’s Houston store in August will be automatically entered into the contest. Four grand-prize winners will be randomly selected, while 100 first-place winners will receive a free large one-topping pizza. The promotion starts on August 1 and runs through August 31.

“Prize winners will enjoy a free year of TXU Energy Free Nights & Solar Days,” TXU said in a press release. “The first-of-its-kind plan allows customers to relax and recharge with 100% solar every day and free electricity every night—no solar panels needed.”

“At Papa John’s we’re committed to doing the right thing for the long term,” said Keith Sullins, president of Papa John’s Houston.  “That’s why, years ago, we decided to power our restaurants with renewable energy using solar and wind electricity provided by TXU Energy.”

“In 10 years of partnership with Papa John’s Houston, we’ve kept their sustainability goals top of mind, delivering reliable power through the latest in renewable technology,” said Gabe Castro, senior vice president of business markets for TXU Energy. “Free Nights and Solar Days is an example of this same solutions-based mindset extending to our residential customers. These customers are sleeping comfortably, without the worry of high electricity bills, all with 100% renewable energy.”

The Slice of Solar campaign builds upon a commitment to a greener, healthier Houston that TXU Energy and Papa John’s Houston started in 2015. Together, the business partners have delivered more than 60,000 tree seedlings through the popular #trees4pizza campaign and donated hundreds of mature trees in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.