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What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food
Yahoo.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Melanie Warner

Posted on 10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76

Food companies understand that Americans are increasingly interested in buying food that actually seems worth eating. We want food that's some degree of fresh, healthy, natural or otherwise of higher quality. It's for this reason that you see images of plump fruit decorating packages of cereal bars and the greenest broccoli you've ever laid eyes upon appearing on boxes of frozen dinners. At Burger King, you don't order a mere salad - it's a Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad. Those chips aren't just cheese-flavored - they're Harvest Cheddar Sun Chips, with "harvest cheddar" an entirely meaningless term. Few companies have applied this appeal more literally than Papa John's, which for years has boasted "Better pizza. Better ingredients." Printed on every Papa John's pizza box is a little story: "When I founded Papa John's in 1984, my mission was to build a better pizza," says "Papa" John Schnatter. "I went the extra mile to ensure we used the highest quality ingredients available - like fresh, never frozen original dough, all-natural sauce, veggies sliced fresh daily and 100 percent real beef and pork. We think you'll taste the difference." After all, who wouldn't want fresher, better ingredients in their pizza? A great deal of the food we currently eat, both from the supermarket and at chain restaurants, is comprised of ingredients created as cheaply as possible (tomatoes chosen for their shipability, not flavor; chicken as bland as a pizza box because the bird only lived for 10 weeks and ate a monotonous diet) and highly processed additives, many of them not even technically edible...

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: burgerking; extortion; fastfood; fastfoodbashing; johnschnatter; mcdonalds; melaniewarner; papajohns; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pizza; shakedown
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1 posted on 10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

“What Papa John’s Doesn’t Want You To Know About Their Food”

The secret is already out: Their food (?) sucks.


2 posted on 10/20/2013 4:54:43 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: SamAdams76

Papa John’s “pizza” isn’t pizza. Take it from an old Brooklynite. Where pizza is king.


3 posted on 10/20/2013 4:55:46 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: SamAdams76

Do I have to click on the link to see the rest and how things turn out (even though I am pretty sure I know) or can you summarize for us?


4 posted on 10/20/2013 4:56:13 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: SamAdams76

” Printed on every Papa John’s pizza box is a little story: “When I founded Papa John’s in 1984, my mission was to build a better pizza,” says “Papa” John Schnatter”

Earth to John: You failed.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 4:56:49 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: SamAdams76

This is why we rarely eat out. Homemade is so much tastier, healthier, and cheaper.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: lowbridge

Any pizza purveyer that talks about “topping” isn’t really talking pizza.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 4:57:53 PM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: All

OKAY! I am ordering from Pizza Hut from now on! Meanwhile, the country is burning down.


8 posted on 10/20/2013 4:58:03 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: goodwithagun

Not if you live in a big city with good restaurants.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 4:59:46 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SamAdams76

Apparently this author is a big lib. She makes appearances on “Democracy Now!” and is a NY Times reporter.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 5:00:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SamAdams76

Tune in next week, when this writer bitches about not being able to find a pizza for cheaper than $25.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 5:01:40 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: lowbridge

We used to know that fast food cut corners in terms of fresh and healthy. What you got for your money was fast, cheap and - usually - pretty good-tasting. But today’s idiots expect to pay a few bucks for fresh, organic food and that is just not going to happen. If you want healthy, eat at home and save your dollars for fresh, high-quality food.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 5:03:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: 1rudeboy

I live on the east coast and can easily find good-quality large size pizza for under 25 bucks. Where you live, Mr. Rude?


13 posted on 10/20/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (I)
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To: kabumpo

My husband is the fire inspector, which requires him to go into restaurant kitchens. We don’t eat out a lot because of that also. When we do we stick with Church Brew Works and other small, local bistros/pubs in Pittsburgh. Is that city big enough for you?


14 posted on 10/20/2013 5:05:21 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: lowbridge

My son loves Papa Johns. I detest it. Almost any local pizza place beats the chains.


15 posted on 10/20/2013 5:05:55 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: miss marmelstein

Pizza capital of the US: Chicago.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 5:06:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SamAdams76

I’m not a fan, but if their food was so bad why is the company so successful? If you don’t like Papa Johns there are plenty of competitors.

The article is a “consumers are (simpleton) victims of corporate greed” rant. Maybe what we need is a “single-payer” government run one-size-fits-all pizza chain to protect consumers.

Geesh.....


17 posted on 10/20/2013 5:07:12 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: SamAdams76
Good, fast, cheap.

Food can be any two of these things.

18 posted on 10/20/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: lowbridge
Wow. Papa John's was the subject of a "buycott" around here when they pulled ads from Wonkette after a vicious anti-Palin rant, and was similarly lauded when John Schnatter made some harsh comments about Obamacare. But I guess since yahoo.com says his pizza isn't good for you, and native New Yorkers who can't even have salt at their table trash his food, I guess it's ok to jump on the anti-Papa John's bandwagon.
19 posted on 10/20/2013 5:10:58 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SamAdams76

With just a little effort one can make a basic good quality white bread dough. The recipe is easy. Spread it or roll it flat, use some decent red sauce, some real mozzarella, fresh mushrooms and garlic. Let it rise while the oven is reaching 450 degrees. Bake (on a pizza stone covered with a dusting of corn meal if you have one) for ten or fifteen minutes or until the obttom begins to brown and you have decent pizza.

Spend more time learning he to make dough, how to make your wn sauce, choose or make mozzarella and you can have great pizza.


20 posted on 10/20/2013 5:11:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: SamAdams76

I’m not thrilled with Papa John’s pizza, but it isn’t the worst fast food pizza out there.

I’m wondering if he is coming under attack because he denounced Obamacare and he hosted a Republican fundraiser during the 2012 election?


21 posted on 10/20/2013 5:12:21 PM PDT by castowell (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Klaatu Barada Nikto

The business is so successful because the owner is a conservative with a capital “C”. That’s why this woman is writing about Papa John’s instead of one of the other pizza chains.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 5:14:10 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: SamAdams76

I respectfully wish that you had excerpted the answer and not the intro


23 posted on 10/20/2013 5:15:26 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: rlmorel
can you summarize for us?

I read it and I can't. Apparently their food has chemicals with scary sounding names.
24 posted on 10/20/2013 5:16:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wideawake
"Good, fast, cheap.
Food can be any two of these things."

I have always loved that saying, but I am sure there are those that hate it, especially in relation to business.

It is a lesson that is difficult for many to learn.

25 posted on 10/20/2013 5:16:48 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: lowbridge

But the box tastes ok...

The pizza? not so much.


26 posted on 10/20/2013 5:17:00 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: whitedog57
My son loves Papa Johns. I detest it.

I recently read an article that said many pizza companies have started adding lots of sugar to their pizza dough. I can't remember if Papa Johns was mentioned, but that might explain your pizza generation gap.

27 posted on 10/20/2013 5:17:30 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Chicago pizza is great if you like a lot of useless dough filling yer gut. I will take a cracker thin crust pie from Miller’s Tavern in Annandale, NJ any day.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 5:18:22 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: lowbridge

Pay attention. Your anti-Papa John campaign has clouded your ability to see a liberal hatchet agenda at work in the story.


29 posted on 10/20/2013 5:18:40 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: SamAdams76

Well, my family and I like Papa John’s pizza. I guess “different stokes for different folks”. Let’s let free enterprise, competition and the market determine how this and other pizza companies fare.


30 posted on 10/20/2013 5:19:10 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: cripplecreek

Hehe, glad I was done eating, or whatever it was I had in my mouth would have certainly come out on a path different from the one it took in!


31 posted on 10/20/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: SamAdams76

My favorite pizza is The Works from Papa John’s. Love it.


32 posted on 10/20/2013 5:19:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Rodamala

Ill advised comment, I’ll admit. But claiming that one can find better pizza over a chain operation is like claiming one can find better burgers somewhere other than McD’s.


33 posted on 10/20/2013 5:20:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SamAdams76

This article isn’t about pizza in the same sense that the Affordable Care Act wasn’t about supplying affordable care. It was a hit piece on a conservative business which has dared to throw in with conservative causes. (BTW: The ACA was about the Federal government getting direct control of 17% of the economy.)


34 posted on 10/20/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: NautiNurse

Whenever I see something from the media about someone who contributed money to a politician or cause that is not wholly liberal, I grab a shaker of salt.


35 posted on 10/20/2013 5:22:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ilovesarah2012

agree with you sarah...and love their NEW choc. chip cookie...yummy...


36 posted on 10/20/2013 5:22:44 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Klemper
OKAY! I am ordering from Pizza Hut from now on

Pizza Hut barely qualifies as pizza.

37 posted on 10/20/2013 5:23:18 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: 1rudeboy

“Pizza capital of the US: Chicago.”

Those aren’t pizzas, they are casseroles. Big difference.


38 posted on 10/20/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SamAdams76

Papa John came out hard against Obamacare. Now the payback.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 5:24:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 1rudeboy
Pizza capital of the US: Chicago.

BWWWAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

40 posted on 10/20/2013 5:24:49 PM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: SamAdams76

Gee, what a shocker....NOT


41 posted on 10/20/2013 5:24:58 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: NautiNurse

Liberal hatchet job aside, their pizza still sucks.


42 posted on 10/20/2013 5:25:24 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: SamAdams76

DAMN! I was just about to pop a pizza into the oven!

grumph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


43 posted on 10/20/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: SamAdams76

This ‘article’, blog really, is 100% pure liberal propaganda. She doesn’t even say a single fact about Papa Johns ingredients. She just talks about her inability to get information she demands. I’d tell her to piss off, too.


44 posted on 10/20/2013 5:26:39 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 1rudeboy

Heh, when I read your post at #11, I thought to myself...”You could take that one of two ways...”

“Asps. Very dangerous. You go first.”


45 posted on 10/20/2013 5:26:43 PM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: CodeToad

I will also admit that it’s almost impossible to find decent thin-crust pizza in Chicago. But even crappy thin-crust in Chicago is better than what you find out East or West. (There, I said it).


46 posted on 10/20/2013 5:27:01 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: goodwithagun

“which requires him to go into restaurant kitchens”

Nothing ruins what you think might be a good restaurant like going into the kitchen.


47 posted on 10/20/2013 5:27:23 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: 1rudeboy

“(There, I said it).”

Overall, you’re probably right. Not much competition out here so anything is accepted. We have a nice little Corner Store (no kidding, that’s the name) that has really good sandwiches and pizzas. Real good, for a local joint. However, I have certainly had better.


48 posted on 10/20/2013 5:29:05 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SamAdams76

I think if the pizza was named Papa Ted Cruz’, the commie media would review it about this same way. A hit piece thinly disguised as consumer advocacy.


49 posted on 10/20/2013 5:29:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: SamAdams76

Yahoo Nuz makes USAToday look highbrow.

50 posted on 10/20/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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