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Papa John’s NFL-Bashing CEO Says He Will Step Down

Source: Grub Street NY

The reign of Papa John is over. The CEO of America’s third-largest pizza chain will step aside just weeks after getting serious blowback for his NFL comments, the company has announced. John Schnatter has run the show since selling Papa John’s first pizza out of his dad’s tavern’s …

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Papa John’s Tweets Middle Finger at Neo-Nazis in Latest Desperate Attempt to Win Back Sales

Source: Grub Street NY

After two weeks surveying the damage, Papa John’s is formally apologizing to anyone who considered its comments about NFL protests hurting pizza sales “divisive.” CEO John Schnatter told investors back on November 1 that “the NFL and its leadership” were to blame for the chain’s past bad quarter. That …

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Papa John’s Forced to Deny It Makes the ‘Official Pizza’ of the Alt-Right

Source: Grub Street NY

Looks like white supremacists have bad taste in pizza, too: Papa John’s is publicly denying that it makes the “official pizza of the alt-right” after a leading neo-Nazi website gave the chain props for blaming lagging sales on the NFL’s national-anthem protests. The Daily Stormer, the site that …

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Papa John’s Founder Blames NFL Protests for America’s Unwillingness to Consume His Bad-Tasting Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

Peyton Manning soul mate John Schnatter has offered up yet another excuse for why Papa John’s can’t seem to sell more pizzas. Unfortunately, it’s the excuse he’s tried at least two times before, only this time injected with some dog-whistle racism. He lashed out at NFL commissioner …

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