Tag Archives: Papa John’s

Papa John’s Founder: They Need Me Back Because My Persona Is The Company’s “Authentic, Genuine” Face

The Associated Press reports: The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. John Schnatter said in an interview with The Associated Press that he believes he can ...

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Papa John’s Founder Sues Papa John’s After Ouster

Reuters reports: John Schnatter, the founder and ousted former chairman of Papa John’s International Inc, on Thursday sued the pizzeria chain, complaining that the company had not provided adequate response to an earlier request for internal documents. The complaint, Schnatter v. Papa Johns International Inc filed in Delaware Chancery Court, comes after a request by Schnatter and his attorneys access ...

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Papa John’s Yanks Founder’s Face From Their Ads

ABC News reports: Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur. His face was off at least some materials by late morning Friday, though the company said the details and exact timing for everything were still being worked out. Schnatter has ...

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Papa John’s Chairman Resigns After N-Word Backlash

NPR reports: The founder of the Papa John’s pizza chain has stepped down as chairman of the board after he apologized for using a racial slur against African Americans during a conference call in May. John Schnatter’s resignation comes months after he had already quit as CEO in the wake of controversial remarks concerning the National Football League’s handling of ...

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Papa John’s Chair Drops N-Word In Conference Call

The New York Post reports: Papa John’s can’t get out of its own way. Its stock was down more than 4 percent on Wednesday following a report that founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he was receiving public relations training from an outside marketing firm. The controversial restaurateur — who ...

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Tony Perkins Praises Papa John’s For Cutting Ties To The “Pathetic” NFL And Their Unpatriotic Players

Via press release from Tony Perkins: When it comes to sending the NFL a message, Papa John’s delivers. After six months of back and forth with the League over its pathetic handling of the anthem crisis, the pizza chain is finally cutting ties with Commissioner Bob Goodell. Papa John’s, new CEO Steve Ritchie announced, will no longer be the official ...

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NFL And Papa John’s Announce “Mutual” Split

The New York Daily News reports: Papa John’s and the NFL are splitting up. In a joint statement released on Tuesday, the two announced the pizza franchise will no longer be the official pizza of the NFL. “The NFL and Papa John’s have made a mutual decision to shift from their official league sponsorship to a focus on partnerships with ...

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Papa John’s CEO Steps Down After NFL Flap

The Associated Press reports: Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by players — comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday. Schnatter, ...

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Papa John’s Apologizes For Blaming Declining Sales On NFL Protests, Gives Middle Finger Emoji To Neo-Nazis

The New York Daily News reports: Apparently Papa John’s doesn’t believe two weeks is too late to say sorry. The popular pizza chain apologized in a string of tweets Tuesday night for comments made on a Nov. 1 conference call with shareholders where CEO and TV pitchman John Schnatter insinuated the ongoing anthem protests have hurt his business. Schnatter previously ...

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Papa John’s Begs Nazis Not To Buy Their Pizza After Nazi Site Names Them The Official Pizza Of Alt-Right

Papa John’s is getting unwelcome rave reviews after blaming declining sales on NFL protests after they yanked NFL advertising because of the protests. Newsweek reports: Papa Johns has told racists not to eat its food, after a neo-Nazi website claimed the pizza chain was the official pie of the alt-right. The Daily Stormer posted a picture of a swastika pizza ...

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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 ...

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