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Papa John's Founder Admits He Used N-Word

John Schnatter was downplaying his NFL anthem comments at the time

(Newser) - Papa John's shares fell by as much as 5.9% Wednesday after the pizza chain's founder confirmed a report that he had used the n-word back in May, CNBC reports. John Schnatter was on a conference call with a marketing agency at the time, according to the Forbes...

NFL No Longer Has an Official Pizza
Papa John's
Drops NFL Sponsorship

Papa John's Drops NFL Sponsorship

Last year, CEO blamed anthem protests for poor sales

(Newser) - The NFL is now lacking an "official pizza." Papa John's has announced that it is cutting ties with the league, ending a sponsorship deal that began in 2010, CNN reports. Steve Ritchie, the pizza chain's new CEO, says the company will now focus on deals with...

Papa John&#39;s Is Losing Its Papa
Papa John's Is Losing Its Papa

Papa John's Is Losing Its Papa

Founder John Schnatter is stepping down as CEO in January

(Newser) - The Papa John of Papa John's is stepping down as CEO of the pizza chain effective Jan. 1, CNN reports. Papa John's founder John Schnatter will stay on as chairman, the company said Thursday. No reason for Schnatter's changing role was given, but the company said he...

Papa John's Apologizes for Founder's NFL Remarks

Company slams neo-Nazis, says it believes in the right to protest

(Newser) - Papa John's Pizza has walked back founder and CEO John Schnatter's claim that NFL player protests are behind falling pizza sales . In a series of tweets Tuesday, the chain apologized to anyone who found the remarks "divisive," and said it was open to ideas from all,...

Papa John's: Pizza Isn't Selling Because Players Are Kneeling

John Schnatter wants NFL to force players to stand for national anthem

(Newser) - "Papa" John Schnatter, fresh off seeing his net worth drop $70 million, is blaming the NFL's tolerance of player protests for declining pizza sales at his eponymous restaurants, Forbes reports. Papa John's released its third-quarter financial report Tuesday, and while it beat its estimates for earnings and...

Papa John's Beloved Camaro Stolen, Recovered

It was dumped in the driveway of an abandoned home

(Newser) - Thieves stole a Chevy Camaro from a classic-car show in Detroit over the weekend, but the problem is that it happened to belong to a man named John Schnatter, aka Papa John of the national pizza chain. That led to a $10,000 reward to find the culprits and huge...

Papa John's Menu Changes Will Cost It $100M a Year

Joins growing list of companies shunning artificial ingredients

(Newser) - Papa John's is spending a literal fortune in order to more perfectly live up to its "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" slogan. America's No. 3 pizza chain has penned a 14-item list of artificial ingredients and additives—corn syrup, dyes, and preservatives—that it'll stop using by...

Right Gears Up for 'Papa John's Appreciation Day'

Anti-ObamaCare event inspired by support for Chick-fil-A

(Newser) - Chick-fil-A redux? ObamaCare opponents plan to flock to Papa John's today to support the company's stance against the law. More than 18,000 people have confirmed their attendance on a Facebook event for "National Papa John's Appreciation Day." CEO John Schnatter "has received intense...

It&#39;s a Rough Day for Papa John&#39;s
 It's a Rough Day for Papa John's

It's a Rough Day for Papa John's

Company faces lawsuit, boycott

(Newser) - One large pepperoni, a text-message scandal, and a boycott on the side, please. Papa John's is in the middle of a big mess on two fronts, one in court and one in the media. Here's a look at both:
  • Papa John's is in the midst of a
...

ObamaCare Fallout: Higher Papa John's Pizza Prices

CEO estimates an extra 11 to 14 cents per pizza

(Newser) - ObamaCare may bring health insurance to the masses, but it will also bring them higher Papa John's pizza prices, Politico reports. In a conference call last week, CEO John Schnatter—a Mitt Romney supporter—revealed that should the Affordable Care Act go into effect in 2014 as scheduled, it...

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