Election Day isn't as busy for major fast food pizza chains as Super Bowl Sunday, but it's still a pretty big day as families order in while watching the election results and many businesses -- such as newsrooms -- work into the wee hours of the morning.
"We are preparing to be busier than our normal Tuesday. Just to put it in perspective -- not Super Bowl or Halloween levels -- more like a highly anticipated football game," said Papa John's (PZZA) spokesman Peter Collins via email. Papa John's isn't running any special Election Day promotion, but will likely continue to market its new pan pizza (video below).
For the nation's pizza giants such as Papa John's, Election Day 2016 will be just another busy day in what has been a long list of busy days so far this year. Papa John's U.S. third quarter same-store sales rose a solid 5.5% on the back of more people ordering pizza via their mobile devices. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) also continued to benefit from the mobile ordering pizza craze, as U.S. same-store sales surged 13% in the quarter. It marked the 22nd straight quarter of gains for Domino's in the U.S. Yum! Brands (YUM) owned Pizza Hut was the odd duck out in the third quarter, with U.S. same-store sales falling 2% as it continued to struggle to gain traction with mobile ordering.
TheStreet takes a brief look at how Domino's Pizza and Pizza Hut are preparing for Election Day.