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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“What Papa John’s Doesn’t Want You To Know About Their Food”
The secret is already out: Their food (?) sucks.
Papa John’s “pizza” isn’t pizza. Take it from an old Brooklynite. Where pizza is king.
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?
” 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.
This is why we rarely eat out. Homemade is so much tastier, healthier, and cheaper.
Any pizza purveyer that talks about “topping” isn’t really talking pizza.
OKAY! I am ordering from Pizza Hut from now on! Meanwhile, the country is burning down.
Not if you live in a big city with good restaurants.
Apparently this author is a big lib. She makes appearances on “Democracy Now!” and is a NY Times reporter.
Tune in next week, when this writer bitches about not being able to find a pizza for cheaper than $25.
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.
I live on the east coast and can easily find good-quality large size pizza for under 25 bucks. Where you live, Mr. Rude?
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?
My son loves Papa Johns. I detest it. Almost any local pizza place beats the chains.
Pizza capital of the US: Chicago.
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.
Food can be any two of these things.
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.
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.
Gee, what a shocker....NOT
Liberal hatchet job aside, their pizza still sucks.
DAMN! I was just about to pop a pizza into the oven!
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.
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.”
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).
“which requires him to go into restaurant kitchens”
Nothing ruins what you think might be a good restaurant like going into the kitchen.
“(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.
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.
Yahoo Nuz makes USAToday look highbrow.