Papa John’s Yanks NFL Advertising Due To Anthem Protests And Then Bitches That Sales Have Cratered

ESPN reports:

Executives from Papa John’s, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem. “The NFL has hurt us,” company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.”

Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving the company additional future spots. “Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership,” Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had been “nipped in the bud” a year and a half ago.

Papa John’s refused to say how much sales have declined. But yeah, it’s totally the NFL’s fault.

  • edrex

    pj’s pizza sucks. that is all.

    • safari

      I like it. But it seems to make me feel bloated afterward.

      • edrex

        it’s because of the added baby parts.

        • Treant

          I heard they used the output of abortion clinics as sauce.

          • safari

            Not all the sauce. Just some of its natural flavoring.

          • Treant

            Geez, so they can’t even be honest about that? Assholes.

            When I call something all natural, it’s all natural. When I say it’s made with human breast milk, you can bet that it is. When I say “contains fetal parts,” it does, and I don’t skimp.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I heard that too! Hey, I’m just asking a question! Can’t I ask a question?

          • Treant

            Of course you can ask a question, and we should all be asking about Papa John’s involvement with the abortion industry and illegal use of fetal parts.

      • Lantor

        I liked it about 13 years ago. To me, around that time most fast food started to taste really bad. I’ve often wondered if FDA regulations were cut on food stuffs, therefore they got cheaper crappier stuff, or my tastes just matured.

      • james1200

        Pssst….it’s the horse jizz. Sorry to be the one to tell you.

  • Lazycrockett

    Doesn’t John have a lifetime asshole card?

    • ElenorRigby

      no, that’s his face.

    • Jeffg166

      A solid gold one.

    • J Ascher

      Yes, it’s irrevocable!

  • Treant

    Honestly. The logic is so obvious I’m not even going to go there.

    Besides, I don’t care for PJ’s pizza. It goes right past di and directly into giving me triarrhea.

  • Gigi

    Maybe this is why sales have plummeted. Customers no longer get cocaine deliveries with their pies.

    Papa John’s employees accused of selling cocaine in pizza boxes

    https://www.aol.com/amp/2017/06/05/papa-johns-employees-accused-of-selling-cocaine-in-pizza-boxes/

    • safari

      Judging by the asshole founder, this seems to be fitting.

    • Treant

      Shit, I wonder if they’re a reliable pot supplier? Frankly, I feel stressed.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Reliability has never been one of their strong points.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      AOL is still a thing?

    • james1200

      Back in college, I worked part time next to a Papa Gino’s and we were all friends and damn was it fun. After closing, we’d head over next door and get high AF with the other employees. Weed, adderall, percs, coke when they could get it. If anyone is hard up for drugs, always go to your favorite pizza guy.

      In other news, It’s a miracle I’m still alive.

    • HozillaSmallpox

      The papa johns district manager in my area burned one of the stores down and ended up in jail for arson. I ate their pizza once and threw up. This was before I knew what a turd Schnatter was

  • Mark McGovern

    Awful awful product. And that’s not sour grapes. I mean, it’s just awful.

    • Dale Snyder

      Agree – it truly was the nastiest pizza I ever had behind Chuck E Cheese’s (sic)?

  • bkmn

    Of course you blame someone else when you shoot yourself in the foot.

    • Stev84

      The party of personal responsibility

    • Cackalaquiano

      It’s the American way

    • Steverino

      It’s the Republican Way.

    • Bert_Bauer

      “As a conservative, I love the free market….except when it has negative consequences for me.” – Pizza Douche

  • Rebecca Gardner

    John Schnatter always will be a gigantic asshole. You couldn’t pay me to eat his pizza.

    • Dan Ryan

      Me too. Once he opened his big mouth I made sure never to patronize his shit on a shingle pizza chain again.

    • james1200

      The pizza is awful. Awful! They even had to do commercials about how they changed their recipe a few years ago, I think.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        That actually was Dominoes. But the Catholic greed and grift is the same. I’m pretty sure it’s a requirement of Catholicism to fuck others over as much as possible, these days. Poor Dorothy Day must be rolling over in her grave.

        • Lizard

          Dominoes makes more sense. When I had it in college it tasted distinctively different from when I was younger. I mean, it was still pretty mediocre, but it was edible.

    • Joseph Miceli

      I remember when he said he’d have to raise the price of every pizza by 25 cents to give his employees in house health care. I was like really? It’s that cheap and he hasn’t done it yet? Fuck this son of a bitch!

      • David L. Caster

        Yup, the very same greedy bastard.

      • Uncle Mark

        Yep…I remember he was able to give free pizza to everyone attending the Super Bowl, but fuck the employees, who need health insurance. So now we see that he not only shits on the little guy, but Black America too. Is that what he wants to advertise?

      • Chris Gardner

        Why is it seem so many of these really rich jerks would rather see their employees go without healthcare versus charge an extra 25 cents per pizza? Heck, I’d add it in to the receipt: Employee healthcare cost: 25 cents

        • Snarkaholic

          I’d rather have healthy cooks handling my pizza’s ingredients, instead of coughing on it and digging their oozing, leprous hands in the dough!

        • Jack

          Because nobody gave him nuttin’

        • stanhope

          If you gave me the option on the receipt I would surely contribute though it should not be necessary

      • David in Palm Springs

        I recall that the actual cost would have been 6¢ per pizza. That’s when I vowed to never eat their pizza again.

        • Lawerence Collins

          I can proudly say, I’ve never eaten anything from Papa Johns.

      • rickhfx

        With a wire brush !

    • No More GOP.

      I make a very explicit point of never ordering Papa John’s.

    • TK

      Yeah, I’ve heard from former employees that he is a total asshole and treats his employees like shit. Tries to stiff them on benefits, etc. His pizza isn’t anything great either.

      • It’s a close call whether Little Ceasars or Papa John’s is the worst pizza in the world. You’re better off buying a frozen DiGiornos. Factor in the fact the owner, John Schnatter, is an Evangelical Xtian who acts pretty much like you’d expect of someone from that crowd. That is, he’s a moral monster who is about as un-Christ like as you can imagine.

        • kareemachan

          We buy Papa Murphy’s and bake them ourselves and they’re much, much better.

    • j.martindale

      Papa John’s almost like food?

      • Gustav2

        but not quite food. Blech!

    • SilasMarner

      It’s nasty.

    • jonfromcalifornia

      Same here. I’ve always known this Schnatter guy to be a rightwing nutcase.

  • Bambino

    So people stop eating your crappy pizza because the athletes bend their knees during national anthem? How about going back to basic and provide some authentic ingredients in the food you sell to the masses? Otherwise rebrand and sell your sloppy pizza to those scamvangelicals.

    • carrot festival

      Put ’em in Bakker Buckets. they’ll surely sell like hot cakes.

      • Todd20036

        IHOP hot cakes, maybe.

        • carrot festival

          You’ll hop to the bathroom.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        LOL, “Bakker’s Big Bucket o’ Zza…”

  • Todd20036

    Sorry Johnnie. This country isn’t about swearing allegiance, it’s about civil rights.

    The NFL players are protesting police brutality.

    You protested the NFL player’s protesting.

    The rest of us are protesting the fact that you place forced allegiance to a piece of cloth over allegiance to the 1St Amendment.

    You’ll survive.

    Oh, btw, your pizza is cheap. We don’t need it

    • Steverino

      Typical conservative / Republican: long on symbolism, short on the substance that symbolism is supposed to represent.

      People like him are too stupid to realize the Constitution is the basis of law and governance in this country, and neither the flag nor the anthem are even mentioned in that document.

  • TK

    So it’s not your shit pizza? Maybe it’s actually because you can’t run a company with Trump’s cock in your mouth?

    • edrex

      just ask ivanka.

    • carrot festival

      Extra cheese…ewwwww!

  • Snarky

    A shame sales didn’t crater a long time ago, just because his pizza tastes like the box it came in.

  • Gene Perry

    John Schnatter is a big old Repub … very vocal supporter of GOP.

  • Lazycrockett

    OT

    Drumpf is spewing lies again and “all of our trade agreements are horrible and we are renegotiating all of them. We will bring the money back.”

  • bkmn

    Papa Johns to roll out new slogan –

    Crappy pizza, crappy employer

  • pkb10r

    I had a Papa John’s pizza ONCE–it was basically grease on a crust that tasted like carboard…

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Papa Johns is a known employee exploiter. I wouldn’t eat their pizza with your mouth, since ‘sick leave’ to them is an undeserved luxury to workers.

    Figures this crap shack would be the NFL’s “official” pizza!

  • WNY
  • Tim Adams

    Hey Johnny, no one misses your cheap, shitty gym-mats-covered-in-sauce. Signed, the World

  • Tor

    Someone else’s fault. Must be a Republican.

    • billbear1961

      ^^THIS!^^

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      personal responsibility is ALWAYS someone else’s responsibility

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        Borrowing, billbear. ^^THIS!^^

      • Bert_Bauer

        It’s the conservative motto.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    Simple Rick’s Pizza…

  • ColdCountry

    Wonder why the NFL would give them future slots when they decided to pull their ads? I say your choice, you lose.

    • Bambino

      A lot of franchise giants make no improvement on their products rather spend a lot of money in advertising, blitzing the public with their brands. It’s a very effective and efficient way of brainwashing the consumers.

      • ColdCountry

        Yeah, but I still don’t get why the NFL would cater to them like that. I wouldn’t think they’d have problems selling advertising slots.

  • Kevin Perez

    Perhaps if Papa John’s sold pizza instead of whatever it is that they put in those boxes, sales would be better.

  • David L. Caster

    This is the same shithead that didn’t want to contribute to insuring his employees’ health.

    • billbear1961

      Surprise!

      • David L. Caster

        The correlations are getting so easy to see it’s not even a game anymore. The jerks are very easy to pick out of the crowd. US politics is a litmus test for assholeism.

        • billbear1961

          Yes, it IS.

        • billbear1961

          I neglected to say hello, my honey badger!

          XO

          • David L. Caster

            NP. Good morning my loving bear.

  • billbear1961

    One can and SHOULD get one’s pizza ELSEWHERE!

  • Cackalaquiano

    I can remember ordering Papa John’s back when I was in college. My friends and I used to dare each other to do the garlic dipping sauce like a shot. #healthyliving

  • Bambino

    Most competent business minded executives do not wade into a political issue unless the company is drag into the controversy. This idiot is like that Barilla Pasta owner can’t help himself to weight in a personal opinion using the company brand as a front. Another fucking moran!

    • edrex

      so true. i haven’t purchased barilla since learning about their bigotry. and we eat a LOT of pasta in our household.

      • Bambino

        Bigotry does not sell. Many corporations learned that.

        • LeeCMH

          Just ask Domino’s. Their hateful Christian CEO came out against choice for women.

          Domino’s pizza sales across the country — most near college campuses — plummeted.

          The hateful Christian CEO eventually left Domino’s and took his golden parachute elsewhere.

          It doesn’t look like Domino’s ever recovered.

          • Bj Lincoln

            Their pizza is just as bad as it always was. I could never understand how they stay in business but then a lot of Americans have taste for shit most of the time.

    • LeeCMH

      Really.

      What does it say about a business man who divides his customer base to political gain?

      I would think most business folks stay out of politics because they invariably cause loss of customers.

      There are way, way to many choices for pizza to give shit about Schnatter.

  • PickyPecker
  • Chris H.

    Even if the guy wasn’t an asshole, I wouldn’t eat that crap called pizza. Sorry, that’s not real pizza.

  • leo77

    Ever since his Obamacare remarks—living in a mansion with two golf courses and bitching about providing healthcare to the employees who make it possible— I haven’t spent a dime on his pizza. As far “nipping this in the bud” how exactly did he imagine that would play out? It says something about his own attitudes towards employee relations. Perhaps NFL players aren’t as compliant as the folks who staff his franchises.

    And while I’m at it, if your business model is selling a shoddy product to fly-over-country, based on heavy promotion, pricing incentives and borrowed interest from sports tie-ins like NASCAR and the NFL, yanking your ad spend from the NFL is not a winning bet.

    • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

      I often highlight the point by saying, “Do you want you pizza made by someone’s who’s sick who can’t afford to take the day off?”

  • JWC

    Gutless

    • edrex

      i believe that’s one of their specialty pies, isn’t it?

      • JWC

        Hehehe Or soon to be

  • colo303

    Their pizza is crap, that’s why.

  • PickyPecker
    • KCMC

      coworker without fail, articulates, “…in the butt.”
      Who’s giggling 4th grdr in team meeting?

    • billbear1961

      Hello, Picky, sweetie!

      I see you’re back to your former attire!

      XO

      • PickyPecker

        Hello, dear Bear! XO

  • dbishop75

    their pizza tastes like shit – so who cares?!

  • Max_1
  • Athirson

    They also performed a public service, albeit unwittingly. Lower sales of the shit they sell means people are putting less of it in their bodies. This leads to lower healthcare costs and people living longer, healthier, more productive lives. Imagine how beneficial it would be if they went out of business entirely

    • Lizard

      Eh. They probably just went down the street to a Dominos.

  • matrem

    I thought he loved the free market. Sad!

    • Lizard

      Only when the free market isn’t being a meanie to his brand.

  • FAEN

    STFU you greedy POS tea bagger.

  • GayOldLady

    You serve terrible Pizza perhaps that the reason fewer people are buying it.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Oh, the smell of desperation, yeasty dough, bad pepperoni, and bankruptcy both financially and morally.

  • Bluto

    John, you’re an asshole, your treatment of employees as chattel is revolting & most of all your pizza sucks ass.

  • Hue-Man

    Papa John’s Online Ordering can not take your order at this time due to technical difficulties.
    The power of JMG!

    • Treant

      One million orders that read, “Can I have a Fuck You pie with extra Bullshit?”

    • Bambino

      Someone should ask the moron to update his sales number again.

  • LeeCMH

    I stopped Pappa John’s pizza when Schnatter and his company fought Obamacare so much.

    I won’t even eat it if it is ordered at a company lunch meeting, and no charge to me.

    This confirms that I will never eat a Pappa John’s anything ever again in my life.

    • Bambino

      I hate those huge pizza franchise. I rather heat up those frozen pizza than eating sauced cardboard with their polycarbonate cheese.

      • LeeCMH

        There are as many choices for cereal brand as for pizza.

        Skipping Pappa John’s will not materially affect your choices.

        In fact, most mom and pop pizza places in my community are far better.

        • Bambino

          Exactly! It’s a very competitive fast food. His speaking out is baffling and idiotic.

  • He needs to be boycotted. He is a right wing douchebag. From 2012-
    “Papa Johns CEO John Schnatter has been much in the news saying that the “Obamacare” health care reforms will cost his company something like $5-8 million dollars annually (against total revenue of $1.2 billion), and he is therefore going to be “forced” to increase the price of his product somewhere around 10-14 cents per pie. (An independent analysis by Forbes puts the number closer to 3.4 – 4.6 cents per pie.)
    Papa John Schnatter lives in a 40-thousand square foot home with a 22-car garage. His net worth is estimated to be 250 million dollars.
    A Papa John’s delivery driver earns $6-7 per hour, not including tips”.
    He also is a major contributor to Trump.

    • Todd20036

      40k square feet? 1k square feet is too big for me.

      • I know what you mean. I have 1700 now and I want to downsize. Seriously. I do not use half the space. And it is waste of money to Air Condition if you have central.

  • Eric Lewis

    Look if gay men want to watch football thats fine … but I put my foot down at the consumption of substandard pizza. (ps use a coaster)

  • I haven’t bought a pizza from him since he announced he wouldn’t raise the price of his shitty pizzas by 14 cents to give his employees health care, he’d just cut their hours. He lives in my city in a house with a private golf course and a moat. I’ve never known anyone who has met him to describe him as anything less than a VERY socially awkward asshole.

  • Nic Peterson

    John, John, John, you silly little thing. You have forgotten that this is part of gods plan. Doesn’t that make you feel all tingly inside?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Horrible pizza has nothing to do with it. That stuff is gross, why would anybody eat it.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is much more fun. Here’s some Neil Patrick Harris and family awesomeness…

    https://www.boredpanda.com/halloween-costumes-cosplay-family-neil-patrick-harris/

    • PickyPecker

      Their family always, always looks like they are having fun!

    • Treant

      Well, that’s the first time in my life I’ve ever been hot for Peter Pan.

      • Lazycrockett

        I’ve always liked David better than Neil and I love Neil.

    • Lazycrockett

      Ones a Magician and the other is a chef just think bout always being entertained and fed. Wish they would adopt me.

    • Bambino

      Halloween is a huge deal in that family. I enjoy their yearly indulgence.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Thanks for posting this. I always love the family costumes. They always look like fun. The kids sure are getting big.

  • Treant

    OT: Oh, lord. The Dr. Oz show today has the headline, “Corey Feldman Releases Major Bombshell on the Dr. Oz Show.”

    Should I expect a Spacey bandwagon jumper?

    • BearEyes

      which episode of Dr Oz should you watch?
      The episode that’s another show on another channel.

  • Henry Auvil

    Sound’s about right. Black athletes should have their right to free speech curtailed so that some corporation can sell more crappy pizza. FREEDOM!

  • Daveed_WOW

    No more Papa John’s. Or Dominoes.

    Rant: I’ve been cool with pro sports for most of my life even though I don’t like them. And I tend not to like sports fanatics either. I considered this part of adulting; I don’t have to make everyone agree with me to be happy. But incidents like this made me remember that young man who was so full of vinegar back in the day. I’m that person again thanks to the escalated culture war. I thought we had made a deal with the Right to just let them be. And vice versa. Now this.

    War has no rules and you fight to win. I’m happy to fight it again. For the rest of my life. This is why I hate sports.

    • PickyPecker

      No matter HOW many times Dominoes changes their recipie, it’s always shitty pizza.
      Even back in college when someone would order it, we’d have to pile napkins on the center of the pie just to soak up the grease.

      • m_lp_ql_m

        The grease is the best part though.

        • LeeCMH

          Best in taste and best in artery clogging properties.

    • BearEyes

      bad but still not as awful as little caeser’s

  • TheGrandWazoo2
    • FAEN

      Ok that made me chuckle hard.

  • Mark

    No self-respecting gay person would take even a single bite of the shitty pizza that Papa John’s sells.

  • Achilles Tsakiridis

    breaks my heart when billionaires are prevented from making more billions ….

  • Adam Stevens

    Poor little asshole.

  • FAEN

    OT-Sitting next to two Trump supporters as I eat lunch. Jeebus fucking Christ the BS coming out of their mouths!

    They’re blaming Eric Holder for Manafort and taking about how unfair the Dems are for attacking Trump.

    🙄🙄🙄

    • Lizard

      *sigh* I feel your pain, buddy. Hang in there. Remember, about 70% of the population thinks he’s nuts.

    • FAEN

      OMG-now they’re defending the traitorous rebel flag.

      • Treant

        The “Loser Flag.”

        • billbear1961

          Like Picky, you’re back to your usual attire, T!

      • PickyPecker

        You should probably move to another seat out of earshot of their bullshit. You could easily get indigestion from all that stupidity in the air.

      • Lizard

        Actively brainwashed by Confederate propaganda, probably.

      • FAEN

        Annnd were now back to Obama being a Muslim. My BP is rising.

        • Lizard

          Move, if possible. Their bullshit isn’t worth your good health or your enjoyment of your lunch.

          • FAEN

            That’s the problem-not a seat available. 🙁

            Ok they just got up. Thank Christ!

          • Treant

            How’s the weather outside?

          • FAEN

            That was my next plan of action.

          • PickyPecker

            Maybe some fresh air, then.

          • Lizard

            Fresh air is healthy, right?

          • Treant

            Alternately, how do you feel about eating while sitting on the toilet?

          • billbear1961

            He’s not eating Papa Nazi’s pizza, is he?!

          • Lizard

            I’m sorry 🙁 Do you have any headphones with you?

          • FAEN

            Well this worked out well-cutie completely out of my league just took their spot and I can see him going through ‘Scruff’. YAAAS!

          • Max_1

            Now maybe you’ll have some fun…

          • FAEN

            We can only hope!

          • Lizard

            Enjoy the rest of your lunch, FAEN. 😀

          • FAEN

            Thanks much everyone. Really, thank you for letting me rant.

            ❤️❤️

        • PickyPecker

          Remember: facts do not mater to those types. If you decide to go off on them, keep it simple.

          • FAEN

            I was tempted but I’m trying to reduce my stress and anxiety. I don’t like to hateful but I have never hated a group of people as much as I do cheeto and his fucked up assholes.

          • Lizard

            Don’t feel guilty. They’ve earned your contempt.

            The wish to not be hateful is admirable, but they are hateful. They don’t get to beat you over the head with a baseball bat and then complain about you telling them to stop.

          • LeeCMH

            I hate Christians back as much as they hate me.

            Hateful Christians picked people like me to hate. I am responding with hate.

        • Treant

          Seriously. GTFO and find another table, or a nice park bench somewhere.

          Pigeons are annoying, but are never Trump supporters.

        • Max_1

          Ask them what the island chain in the Pacific called… Kenya?

      • Max_1

        Ask them when America will decorate parks and rename schools for Hirohito? They’ll say you’re crazy… Remind them that, like the Confederacy, Japan attacked America and, like the Confederacy, declared war upon America. SO, when will they support the idea of venerating those that fought and died to attack America from WWII?

      • TheGrandWazoo2

        Say “You mean this rebel flag?” and wave a white napkin.

      • billbear1961

        Ask them how much they love the NAZI flag!

        Ask them about PAPADOPOULOS!

        (No, just move to another seat, sweetie!)

    • Max_1

      Manafort compromised his attorney relationship…
      https://twitter.com/Slate/status/925576920103866368

      • TJay229

        You can’t tell your ATTY that you are about to commit a crime and how you are going to do said crime, then use Atty to file docs saying you didn’t do it.

      • Tulle Christensen

        heh, and to everyone here….

        “I want to break the law, what should I do” not OK to ask your attorney
        “I broke the law, what should I do” OK to ask your attorney

        • Daveed_WOW

          How does he NOT know this? I know this just from watching TV crime shows. Is he as dumb as Trump? Does he not own a television?

        • Max_1

          “I killed someone and I buried their body… ”
          VS.
          “I killed someone, where should I bury the body…??

      • The_Wretched

        It’s partial and yeah, you can’t hide criminal acts by having your attorney do them. In normal world, that attorney must leave that client. Likely both now get new attorneys. Manafort’s attorney is likely now also at jeopardy of losing her license (disbarment) and for malpractice (oddly enough, Manafort can sue her for the costs of the legal harms he takes from her breaking the law).

    • Daveed_WOW

      They all have a pattern: they always find some black person to blame for their problems. Always.

    • The_Wretched

      Holder should have done Trump’s due diligence (extreme non-vetting) for him?

  • David

    Good. It’s shit pizza, and he’s a wingnut douchebag.

  • Dagoril

    John Schnatter is a stupid effing moron. Again.

  • Tulle Christensen

    Doctor, I stopped eating and now I am always hungry and weak. What should I do?

    • billbear1961

      Doctor: “Are you a Republican?”

      “Yes.”

      Doc: “I’m afraid nothing can be done!”

  • David

    Papa John’s adds aborted fetuses into its pepperoni.

    • David

      It’s on the internet. So it must be 100% true.

      • OdieDenCO

        check his basement for body part and child sex rings

    • billbear1961

      OMG, I knew it!

      =:O

  • Kelly Lape

    Funny how Republican’s can’t take responsibility for shit. It’s always someone else’s fault.

    If Papa John’s had real leadership, then they’d have addressed the accuracy of the protests and used the opportunity to promote their cause with their pizza. But no. No way a Rethuglican businessman would stoop to helping black lives matter. So fuck papa john’s and the assholes eating them.

    • KarenAtFOH

      But they have principles, dammit! /s

    • LeeCMH

      I suggest a profit driven enterprise should make it a point to only involve themselves with their enterprise.

      Political involvement is very risky and likely will drive customers away.

      In the food selling business, it is wise to focus your customers on your product, not divisive political issues.

      Many people of all beliefs and convictions would rather not think about their political divisions when simply getting pizza.

      What are you in business for, effect political change, or sell your product.

      • Kelly Lape

        He involves himself with conservative politics on a regular basis. Fuck him, his customers, and any asshole who defends them.

  • HZ81

    Pap John’s is ketchup on cardboard and John is a fucking dick to his employees, so he can go fuck himself all the way to kickoff next Sunday.

  • boobert

    We have about 30 pizza places within a 10 mile radius. Not one is a papa john’s, and I’m thankful for that.

  • TJay229

    Papa John’s Pizza?? That Trash. Fortunately I live in a Pizza Heaven called NYC (No shade Chicago), but who’d eat that mess, really?

  • Jeffg166

    Nothing to do with their shitty pizza.

    He’s afraid his help might get ideas as well.

  • Lazycrockett

    Now I want Pizza.

    • LeeCMH

      NOT Pappa John’s so-called pizza.

  • Silver Badger

    Some time ago in Colorado a Papa John’s delivery person called the police on a customer using medicinal marijuana. They are not popular in Colorado.

    • Lazycrockett

      really? Guess he enjoys working for slave labor wages.

  • OT- I just renewed my ACA (Obamacare) Marketplace insurance for 2018. November 1 is the first date you can renew.
    My insurer is Florida Blue Cross, which is run very well.
    The bad news (and they warned you in advance) is that my monthly premiums went up 50% – from $180 to $270 a month. They warned everyone in a letter last week that they had no choice because of uncertainty in payments, and they decided to “average out” cost rises across all plans.
    The good news is that there were no glitches and everything took about 10 minutes to do.
    I can live with a $90 a month rise.

    • TJay229

      👍😉 May you continue to have good Health

    • LeeCMH

      Many cannot live with the $90 rise.

      • I know that, I am lucky in that regard. Unfortunately we are a non-Medicaid expansion state so the very poor simply have to go to emergency rooms or free clinics.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Thank Joementum Libermann for putting the kibosh to the Public Option

      • LeeCMH

        He was taking care of the big banks and insurance companies in his state. To hell with the rest of us (99%).

        Gore made a terrible choice selecting him for VP.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        “NOBODY expects the Public Option!”

    • jerry

      If I keep my same silver plan (I have to pay full price, no subsidies), my cost is going from $620 to $803 per month.

      • That is steep. Bad news Percent wise is lower than mine but its alot of money.

        • jerry

          And it’s not like I ever actually use the policy…I think the last time I actually made a doctor visit was in 1990. I’ll probably drop to a lower plan…this one only had a $500 deductible. But only 2 insurers even offer in my area.

  • Rick

    Typical republican: the world owes him, because he says so.

  • MikeBx2

    I wish systemic racism had been ‘nipped in the bud” a year and a half ago too. (That’s what he meant, right?)

    • Daveed_WOW

      Interesting he found a black person to blame for his lousy sales. I hope he and Kevin Spacey are very happy together.

  • Rex

    Gee, maybe companies shouldn’t get political. If they do, make sure they’re on the side of their consumers.

  • David

    Papa Murphy is my only pizza daddy.

  • Robert Adams

    These business geniuses still don’t get it. So let’s go over it again.

    Customers may boycott businesses for political purposes. But..businesses do not boycott customers for political purposes. A business’s goal is to make money. So take the damn money! What I or he or they think does not affect the value of the money. Make the damn cake for the gay couple and TAKE THE MONEY!

    And they call themselves capitalists. Huhmp!

    Take a lesson from the gun industry. They’ll sell to anyone.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Why do they hate America?

      • Robert Adams

        Who? “They” is pretty vague.

      • LeeCMH

        Because they only like 1% of the people here.

  • Dayglo

    Schnatter has always been a world-class douchebag. He built his empire on the backs of exploited workers and atrocious junk food.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/papa-johns-obamacare-john-schnatter_n_2104202.html

  • Tom000

    We stopped buying from him when he stopped supporting healthcare for his employees. His reason was that it could cause a price a price increase of up to FIVE CENTS a pizza.

    • LeeCMH

      Absolutely!

      The Obamacare opposition is the reason I long ago determined Pappa John’s anything will never again pass my lips.

      Same with Domino’s many, many moons ago when their hateful Christian CEO came out against Choice for women.

      I’ll never go to an Olive Garden ever, ever again.

      I cannot eat seafood, so I’ve never been to a Red Lobser, but I most assuredly won’t do business with them either.

      Now after eliminating these eating establishments, there is still a cornucopia of choices I have.

    • Cuberly Deux

      He’s a garbage person.

  • ETownCanuck

    He needs to lay off the plastic surgery as well, he’s starting to look like a fading old starlet. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1c0899dcba678547bb8305e2e0c4012cc563a8291a07154cd59594e5c5e1fed7.jpg

  • Pip

    Some how, some way, I think he’ll be okay. If all else fails he can always have his home double as a Golf Course.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ef864bdddc24de9b45a9a3d10ac1d7bd859f151d2e1668a6bed6a99269b250d.jpg

    • billbear1961
    • billbear1961

      Hello, Pip, sweetie!

      XO

      • Pip

        Hello Dear Bear! <3

        I hope you are doing well. 🙂

    • Lizard

      But but but…if sales continue to drop he won’t be able to afford the mortgage on his fifth vacation house!!!1!!!1! Doesn’t your heart just bleed for him? /s

      • Pip

        I did take a moment to send him my Thoughts and Prayers. I know that will solve all of his problems.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Mar-a-Cheese-o.

      • Pip

        My favorite is the underground garage for all of the overpriced cars he drives. Though the drawbridge came in a close second.

    • greenmanTN

      That looks like the Asshole Ride at Disneyworld.

  • joe ho

    Buy a pizza steel for your oven and never pay for overpriced commercial pizza again.

  • 2patricius2

    What does he care about anything? Another entitled millionaire bitching about the ACA, and now about football players objecting to police violence. All because his millions are not enough, he wants more at the expense of those less well off.

  • skyweaver

    In other news O’Reilly is still pissed at God

    • billbear1961

      Is he REALLY still going on about that?!

      • skyweaver

        Oh I was just playing on the Republican concept of personal responsibility – blaming others for the results of their own actions

        • billbear1961

          Okay–I thought he was at it again, blaming God for HIS transgressions, and blaming God for not protecting him from the consequences of what he did!

  • Jerry Hinnant

    When you serve crap then your sales are crap! Worse pizza ever! I’d rather eat the cardboard box it comes in.

  • Frostbite

    Garbage CEO, garbage pizza. Glad there isn’t one near me anyway.

  • Frenchys House Party

    His sales tanked because his pizza is shit.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      His pizza’s always been shit.

    • djcoastermark

      Never could see why they were so popular. Then I realized that it was the gullible ‘muricans that believe every word of ads they see on the tee vee . Oh, they said they had the better pizza on the boob tube, it must be true, yay, best pizza.

  • dcurlee

    Haven’t bought this assholes pizza since he didn’t want to cover his employees with insurance

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yeah, that health insurance tantrum he had. Just how unappealing can a Wingnut be?

    • Jefe5084

      Exactly. I never ate at PJ’s before, either, mostly because I don’t eat much pizza, but when I heard that–years ago–whining about Obamacare and minimum wage–boo hoo hooo. Then I heard he has a monstrous house with 22- cars underground garage, a 6000 sq foot guest house, etc. etc. WTF?

    • canoebum

      It’s not difficult to stop buying their pizza once you discover the crust and the box basically taste the same.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    LOL boycotts.

  • Michael White

    It might be because they have really bad pizza

  • boobert
  • Pat Padrnos

    Well, boo hoo and boo hoo hoo.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    LOL network ad-sales has just doubled rates for ad-yankers.

  • DJ John Bear

    Papa John’s, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, etc. = Desperation Pizza.
    Support your local pizza shops instead.

    Glad his sales tanked though…

    #karma

  • Man, I’m okay with Papa John’s, but to be frankly any local brand is usually better, heck even Digiorno’s is usually better than Papa John’s. Very inconsistent quality with PJ’s.

  • djcoastermark

    Meh, If I want a pizza that is equal to a frozen pizza, I’ll go to the grocery and buy one for a heck of a lot less.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “I have been delivert!”

      — a half-eaten Papa John’s pizza

    • canoebum

      Making your own at home is not all that difficult. Most grocery chains sell frozen dough. You left it thaw, let it rise, shape it to fit a pizza pan (I use a paella pan) brushed with olive oil, add some sauce, cheese, herbs and whatever toppings you like. Bake it in a hot oven (475°) for 15 minutes and have at it! Better than all but the best pizza places.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    An attorney who has Paul Manafort for a client has a fool in the mirror.

  • Terance Greene

    Maybe it’s their crappy pizza!!

  • roadtripboy

    As you may recall he was against same marriage as well, I never eat there. The Poppa Johns here is in a old Jack in the Box and never seems have many customers.

  • TampaZeke

    It’s always astonishing to me when gay people patronize Papa John’s and other companies owned by right-wing assholes.

  • Ninja0980

    I’ve made it a point to boycott all Papa John’s pizzas for a long time now.
    Wish others would do the same.

    • LeeCMH

      Same here.

      I include:
      Olive Garden
      Jimmy John’s
      Red Lobster
      Domino’s

      in my boycott.

      I still have too many choices, excluding them.

      • greenmanTN

        Dominos I know about. Why boycott the others (aside from mediocre food)?

        • Keroleen

          The CEO of Jimmy John’s is cut from the same “gonna shaft my workers because Obamacare” cloth as Schnatter, which is why they’re also on my boycott list. I don’t remember what the issue is with the umbrella company that owns Olive Garden & Red Lobster.

          • greenmanTN

            Thanks! I vaguely remember the OG/RL thing. Similar I think and they pressured employees about who to vote for? Something like that…

  • Charlie

    I’ve never had Papa John’s pizza…never will

  • WitlessProtection

    The sad part of it is I actually liked their pizza. But between the owner being a complete shit, their service and reliability being just as bad, and his politics, I quit eating there years ago. Now that I can’t eat cheese at all anymore woe is me.

  • Bert_Bauer

    Conservative asshole CEO’s love the free market …. except when they don’t. Hope Pizza Douche goes bankrupt, especially after he whined about having to raise prices to give his employees health care.

    • motordog

      The sad part is that, even if he does go bankrupt, he’ll still be farting through silk for the rest of his life. His personal finances will be just fine. It’s all his employees who will be out in the cold in a job market so bad that they all had to settle for working for Papa Johns in the first place.

  • R W C

    Agreed it’s not great pizza and he has a reputation for extreme douchery but I continue to receive promotional emails from them with NFL-themed offers.

    *GO COWBOYS! **% off online orders – today only! *Win a VIP Experience to the Nov. 23rd Cowboys Game!*

    What he is saying is ….the cost of TV hurt us but direct response email marketing sells bad pizza.

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Have they ever considered that their “pizza” is just shit?

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element

    Local pizza is always the best pizza.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Wow, if there’s any question on what he thinks about employees.

  • GFish

    They DID work it out, by letting the players express themselves. It just didn’t work out how the pizza execs like it.

  • Rillion

    They are the closest pizza place to our new apartment, so close we could walk there, but we refuse to go there because he is such an asshole.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    “Pizza” and “Schnatter” don’t look right together in the same sentence.

  • TheManicMechanic

    I stopped getting that pizza after Shitter started getting political and greedy with his refusal to share profits with employees, paying minimum wages as possible, and his political support for wingnuts. The pizza was also getting pretty bad at about that time.

  • Uncle Mark

    I see “Papa John” is holding a football in that ad, not his pizza. Frankly, I’d prefer eat the football, too

  • TexasBoy

    The odd part is that Dominos, which is 2.5 miles away won’t deliver to my house because it is “too far” but Papa John’s, who is 7 miles away, will deliver. When I brought this to their attention at Dominos, they didn’t care.

    • MBear

      No one of import consumes either

      • TexasBoy

        Perhaps, but Pizza Hut does not deliver at all, they are dine in/carry out only. And Li’l Caesar’s just doesn’t understand what “go light on the sauce” means. So there are no options in this little town.

  • Barry William Teske

    Papa was never a rolling stone.

  • Jack

    I love pizza. I had pizza Sunday. I had pizza last night. I’m going on a cruise and I bet I have pizza on the way to the ship in New Orleans or even in New Orleans. There’ll be pizza on the ship.

    I’ve never had Papa John’s. I’ve never been near a Papa John’s.* And those are the only reasons I will not be boycotting Papa John’s.

    * I take that back. I checked and there are a few near my sister’s in Brooklyn

  • Taylor Bixler
  • Kevin Andrews

    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving pile of steaming feces.

  • CCleverly

    Nobody I knows eats Papa Johns so-called pizza. Besides, the NFL players have every right to express their opinions by kneeling through the anthem.

    • andrew

      and those who don’t like either should express themselves by not buying that pizza or buying tickets to the games. Freedom of expression for everyone.

  • Alexodia

    I prefer Cici’s anyway.

  • andrew

    I don’t like Pappa John’s pizza or the National Anthem protests.

  • Hank

    Could it just be, that the Pizza SUCKS!!! I would NEVER buy pizza from a chain!!! Only NY style or Chicago in a pinch for me!!!

  • Jefe5084

    This guy has always been a dick.

  • Jacob

    How many of your employees are sick or dead from lack of insurance. Scum.

  • Ginger Snap

    People still eat this shit pizza?

  • Secure

    My opinion has always been that Papa John’s has the worst fucking pizza anywhere.

    Cardboard shit pizza with bad ingredients.

  • kareemachan

    Honey, I stopped even *thinking* about buying your crap a long, long time ago.

    Just sayin’….

  • aagold76 .

    boo fucking hoo…..he was ranting about Obamacare- refusing to give employees health coverage, I’ve never had one of his pizzas.

  • stanhope

    The only shittier pizza is dominos

  • Jim Foy

    Shitty person, shitty toupee, shitty pizza

  • Matt

    Too bad it never occured to him that sales might be declining because of the shitty quality of his pizza. Seriously, the worst pizza of any major chain. If this means I won’t have to watch any more of his stupid ads on Sundays, all the better.

  • juanjo54

    It is shiite pizza and the owner is a total douche well know for his claim that e does not owe anything to his employees for all their hard work making him millions.

  • Mike

    So many big pizza chains are owned by right wing extremist assholes, and their pizza stinks. Support your local independently owned and operated pizzeria!

  • wds

    Funny how that works … little to no advertising seems to result in smaller or no sales. Aside from being an ass, he’s also an idiot it seems … Like Joe said – “yeah, it’s totally the NFL’s fault.” Lord, what fools some mortals be…

  • Danieruw

    Dear Papa John,

    Here’s how to improve your pizza sales.

    1. Make good pizza that people would actually want to buy.
    2. Stop being a Nazi-enabling repugnican a-hole.

    Sincerely,

    Humanity

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    LOL, as a New Yorker, you couldn’t pay me to eat this shitty pizza. Anyone who makes crappy pizza should be out of business, Furthermore, if you pulled your ads over legal 1st amendment rights that you disagree with, that’s your right, but don’t complain about you loss of business; eat your losses.

  • rednekokie

    Bull shit — you have only hurt yourselves, you bigoted bastard.

  • Jeffers Teslafan

    Schnatter is a typical conservtard. When he does something wrong, he says it’s everybody’s fault except his!

  • JCF
  • Bambino
  • Hunter M

    Papa John’s pizza is sweet crap. Anyone who likes it doesn’t know shit about good pizza. It’s full of sugar. The crust is sweet, the sauce is sweet. There’s a reason it’s geared toward American’s tastes. Anyone who’s had pizza in Italy or in upstate New York know that Papa John’s is crap.

    If I want good pizza, the only place to find it is in the local mom & pop shops. Or as I’m fond of saying “a store who’s name ends in a vowel.”

  • leastyebejudged

    Their pizza is way too salty.

    Frankly, I make a better doctored frozen pizza.

  • spartan2011

    Schnatter is a major racist and homophobe. He is also worth about 3/4 billion while his employees make squat. He not someone I would want associated with my organization. Sack him and find descent businesses to sponsor NFL.