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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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A Pizza Hut Executive Just Savaged Papa John’s NFL Excuse

Source: Grub Street NY

During an earnings call yesterday, Papa John’s CEO and founder John Schnatter went back to his wheelhouse and blamed the NFL for poorer-than-expected sales. This time, though, he added that “NFL leadership has hurt Papa John’s shareholders” by not putting a stop to the anthem protests held by players. (It’s …

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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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Papa John’s Warns People With Gluten Sensitivities Not to Eat Its Gluten-Free Pizza

Source: Grub Street NY

The new “Ancient Grains Gluten-Free Crust” at Papa John’s sounds like it needs to carry an asterisk: The menu item launched nationwide this week, but the chain “doesn’t recommend” that people who are actually gluten intolerant or have celiac disease actually purchase it.

Instead of wheat, the crust uses …

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Monday Morning TL;DR: Punk Rock and Alligators

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

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Welcome to another Monday morning. If you’ve found your way here, it’s probably because you want to know about that girl who got into Yale by writing an essay about ordering pizza delivery. Or maybe it’s the guys who got arrested for making an alligator shotgun a beer.

But let’s begin this week with something a bit closer to home: The tale of Kevin Sousa‘s Braddock, PA restaurant, Superior Motors, and how food was supposed to save one dying town.

Kickstarting Altruism

Back in January of 2014, Pittsburgh chef Kevin Sousa finished out ...

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A Teen Got Into Yale With an Essay About Loving Papa John’s

Source: Grub Street NY

A genius teenager used the universal love for pizza to finesse her way into Yale. Carolina Williams, who just graduated high school in Tennessee, must have seen the prompt in the admissions application (“Write about something that you love to do”) and realized she’d been given a gift …

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Papa John’s New ‘Organic’ Ingredients Are at Least Morally Superior

Source: Grub Street NY

The “better ingredients” used to make Papa John’s “better pizza” will finally include a couple of organic ones — for people in Lexington, Kentucky’s delivery range, at least. That’s where the chain says it’s launched a pilot program intended to “build upon its commitment to BETTER …

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Papa John’s Is Still Blaming the NFL, and Not Its Terrible Pizza, for Declining Sales

Source: Grub Street NY

As the NFL’s official pizza sponsor, Papa John’s is in a great position when it comes to justifying disappointing sales figures. Its latest argument, in short: The NFL was not particularly popular this season, football games sell tons of pizza, so we didn’t sell as many pies. This …

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Another Papa John’s Agrees to Pay Stiffed Workers $500,000 in Back Wages

Source: Grub Street NY

Greedy Papa John’s franchisees continue to suffer the wrath of labor-law crusader Eric Schneiderman. According to an announcement today, the New York attorney general’s years-long fight against fast-food wage abuse has just secured at least the third major penalty against the pizza…More »

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