This photo appeared on Reddit, where a Papa John's employee explains what might have happened here:
I work at papa john's. See, the thing is for every order of extra peppers we add in the computer, that actually equals four peppers that go in the box. So if someone on the phone was new and didn't realize this, then say a customer asked for ten extra peppers. The newbie would add ten extra peppers. Then suppose a non-newbie boxed up the pizza. They would see 10 extra orders of peppers on there (4 per order) and thus give you 40 peppers.
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