LOUISVILLE Ky. Papa John’s International Inc. said this week its 2009 profit could fall as much as 21 percent from expected earnings this year as sales continue to slow and the chain closes more locations than it opens in the United States. One-time charges from steps the franchisor is taking to help franchisees survive this tough economic cycle, like financing aid and royalty relief, also will hurt 2009’s per-share earnings by between $12 million and $14 million, or 30 ...
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