Skip to comments.What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food
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...
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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?
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.
I respectfully wish that you had excerpted the answer and not the intro
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.
But the box tastes ok...
The pizza? not so much.
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.
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.
Pay attention. Your anti-Papa John campaign has clouded your ability to see a liberal hatchet agenda at work in the story.
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.
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!
My favorite pizza is The Works from Papa John’s. Love it.
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.
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.)
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.
agree with you sarah...and love their NEW choc. chip cookie...yummy...
Pizza Hut barely qualifies as pizza.
“Pizza capital of the US: Chicago.”
Those aren’t pizzas, they are casseroles. Big difference.
Papa John came out hard against Obamacare. Now the payback.
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