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Papa John’s Founder: I Shouldn’t Have Stepped Down

July 17, 2018 |

John Schnatter is having second thoughts about resigning from the company he created. The Papa John’s founder, who stepped down as chairman of the company’s board of directors last week after admitting he had used the n-word on a conference call, said in a letter to the directors dated Saturday…
Newser

Papa John’s Founder Says Resignation Was a Mistake

July 17, 2018 |

Papa John’s International’s founder John Schnatter said “it was a mistake” to step down as chairman last week and is questioning how the board investigated his use of a racial slur.
WSJ.com: US Business

Papa John’s Kicks Founder Out of His Office

July 16, 2018 |

One more punishment for Papa John’s founder John Schnatter over his use of the n-word : He just got the boot from his office at company headquarters in Kentucky, reports CNBC . Schnatter had previously resigned as chairman of the board—though he remains on the board in a lesser capacity and…
Newser

Papa John’s evicts founder from offices, though he’s still on the board

July 16, 2018 |

Papa John’s International Inc.’s board put further distance between the pizza chain and its outspoken founder, John Schnatter, for using a racial slur, agreeing to review all ties to him, evict him from the headquarters and remove him from all marketing materials.

A special committee of independent…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

D.L. Hughley Rips ‘Horrible’ Papa John’s Founder, Says Using N-Word is Costly

July 15, 2018 |

D.L. Hughley’s joining the ranks of some other celebs and athletes to say good riddance to John Schnatter, and says he isn’t surprised ‘Papa John’ used a racial slur … because he’s a “horrible dude.” We got the comedian at LAX Saturday and asked…

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Papa John’s is pulling founder’s image from marketing materials after outcry over racial slur

July 15, 2018 |

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is removing his image from its marketing materials after reports that he used a racial slur.

His face had disappeared from at least some of the materials as of Friday morning, though the company said the details and exact…


L.A. Times – Business

Fallout Widens Over Slur by Papa John’s Founder

July 14, 2018 |

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after he apologized for using the n-word in a conference call. The pizza chain said there are no plans to change its name. Schnatter…
Newser

Papa John’s Is Now Papaless

July 12, 2018 |

Papa John’s says founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May, the AP reports. The apology came after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza…
Newser

Papa John’s founder reportedly used racial slur in conference call

July 11, 2018 |

A media agency working with Papa John’s International Inc. decided to cut ties after the pizza maker’s founder and chairman, John Schnatter, allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call, according to Forbes.

Papa John’s and the agency,…


L.A. Times – Business

Papa John’s Drops NFL Sponsorship

February 28, 2018 |

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 star players and 22…
Newser