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  • What Papa John's Doesn't Want You To Know About Their Food

    10/20/2013 4:52:44 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 169 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Melanie Warner
    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...
  • Sanford Papa John's Delivery Drivers Fired Over Racist Voicemail

    05/27/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 27, 2013 | John Garity, Executive Producer
    SANFORD -- Two delivery drivers for a Papa John’s in Sanford are out of a job after a racist voicemail rant surfaced online. Now, the CEO of the pizza chain is apologizing to the nation. It started when one of the drivers pocket-dialed an African-American customer in Sanford, leaving a voicemail filled with racist language. That customer posted the voicemail on YouTube last week and it has since gone viral. "They give me five bucks there. Fine outstanding African gentleman of the community," the driver is heard saying at one point. The community the former employee is referring to is...
  • Papa John’s pizza firm implores bloggers: Stop the misquotes

    01/29/2013 12:29:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Papa John’s pizza has been hounded by the media for comments supposedly made in response to Obamacare — that food prices were on the rise, that franchises would face closure due to escalating health care costs, that workers’ hours and positions would be sliced. Only problem: The comments, attributed to CEO John Schnatter, were never made. That’s according to a Politico report about the efforts of Papa John public relations firm Sitrick and Co. to track down bloggers who’ve covered the supposed comments and ask for edits.
  • Papa Johns of the world don’t get that Obama cares about employee’s health (Don't read while eating)

    12/04/2012 3:43:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | November 28, 2012 | Doug Hissom
    This election season brought out some of the more bizarre behavior we’ve seen from corporations across the country. Having unlimited access to candidates through unlimited campaign contributions wasn’t enough. Some CEO types got on bully pulpits to blast the president and his health care plan before the election. Some of that rhetoric was over the top. Some of it could have been illegal. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter warned that he would raise his pizza prices from 15 cents to 20 cents per order to pay for Obamacare, which could bring the third largest pizza delivery operation in the U.S....
  • Cheer up, Papa John’s. Obamacare gave you a good deal (Another delusional Leftie)

    11/19/2012 3:49:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonk Blog ^ | November 19, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    The health-care law’s treatment of larger employers is almost laughably complicated. If you’ve got fewer than 50 employees, nothing is asked of you, and if you’re willing to provide insurance for your employees, you get a giant tax credit, at least for awhile. But if you’re a business with more than 50 full-time employees, matters become considerably more complex. If you’ve got more than 50 full-time employees and you already offer them health insurance, you can stop reading now. You’re in the clear. If you’ve got more than 50 full-time employees and you don’t offer them coverage and you don’t...
  • Papa John’s faces food fight over Obamacare

    11/15/2012 8:30:26 PM PST · by Washi · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/15/12 | Kevin Robillard
    Eating Papa John’s has gone political. More than 17,000 Facebook users plan to eat at the pizza chain on Friday to support the company’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, who has said President Barack Obama’s health care reform law will cause prices to jump by 11 to 14 cents per pizza, and has said employee hours may be scaled back.
  • Papa John’s — From anti-Rush lefty hero to anti-Obamacare lefty zero

    11/14/2012 11:18:34 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 10 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 11/14/12 | Bryan Jacoutot
    It has been one week since the reelection of Barack Obama and the reality of Obamacare’s permanence in the American landscape is beginning to set in for many business owners. Papa John’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter made headlines last week along with a slew of other companies when he announced some changes that would likely occur as Obamacare continues to be implemented. Schnatter commented that many of his company’s franchise owners will have to cut employees’ hours in order to avoid falling under Obamacare’s coverage requirements, and stay fiscally sound. “That’s probably what’s going to happen,” he said according...
  • Is Papa John's the Next Chick-fil-A?

    11/13/2012 1:24:21 PM PST · by IbJensen · 57 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/13/2012 | Bobby Eberle
    It happened again. Another restaurant chain is under attack from the left. This time, it's Papa John's Pizza. What was so terrible that the liberal talkers are going bonkers? The CEO simply spoke the truth -- if Obamacare kicks in, there will likely be cuts to employee work hours in order to cover the new healthcare costs. Don't liberals realize that bigger government comes with consequences? As reported by The Washington Times, John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa John's Pizza has come out swinging against Obamacare, and the liberals don't like it. Recently, however, Papa John has come under fire...
  • East Texas Obamacare Forum Making BIG WAVES Nationally - Local Papa John's Forced to Cut Jobs

    08/19/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 3 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/19/2012 | David Bellow
    Last month, Jeff Sadighi and the Southeast Texas Tea Party organized a Health Care Town Hall. Little did they know that their Obamacare Forum would lead to national attention. This Texas Healthcare Forum made big waves after a local Papa John's owner, Ms. Judy Nichols, spoke at the forum and told the audience that Obamacare might force her to stop expanding, and even fire employees. This is all thanks to the fact that she will not be able to afford the increased expenses that Obamacare would force upon her business by having over 50 employees. The youtube video of this statement by Ms....
  • WaPo Food Critic Blasts Conservative Restaurant Owners, Compares 'Papa John's' to Drug Cartel

    08/14/2012 1:28:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/14/2012 | Ken Shepherd
    "Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach?" carped Petula Dvorak as she opened her August 14 piece, "Now featuring filet o' fracas."* Gee, I dunno, Petula, maybe 1791, when the First Amendment -- you know, that pesky little document that guarantees freedom of speech and religion among other things -- was ratified. "We've got the Papa John's pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out West at In-N-Out can't serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse," Dvorak carped. Later in her Metro section column, she essentially compared the...
  • Chick-fil-A, Papa John’s and In-N-Out Burger: Spare us your fast-food righteousness

    08/13/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | August 13, 2012 | Petula Dvorak
    Since when does serving up junk food give someone a license to preach? Politics and all things fried, fatty and fast are becoming intertwined to the point of absurdity. We’ve got the Papa John’s pizza guys weighing in on the health-care debate, while the burger slingers out west at In-N-Out can’t serve up a cheeseburger without a Bible verse. The craziness of fast-food commentary on social issues became obvious to me when I stumbled into a totally earnest discussion at a party last week by a bunch of Washingtonians who personally support the right to same-sex marriage, but are also...
  • CNN Slams Papa John's Over Concerns About ObamaCare Costs

    08/10/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Apparently CNN considers the stating of cold, hard economic realities to be risky partisanship now. Take the case of Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter claiming that ObamaCare will increase costs for his company. Papa John's is not the first company to claim Obamacare will raise its costs, but it is the first to be viciously attacked by CNN. On Thursday’s Situation Room, CNN felt it necessary to not only examine the ‘truth’ behind Schnatter’s claim but also to attack his comments for their supposed political repercussions. CNN’s Lisa Sylvester claimed that: Schnatter may not have realized his comments would be...
  • More Media War On Food: Papa John’s CEO Roasted for Obamacare Comments

    08/10/2012 1:35:22 PM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/10/12 | Paul Wilson
    The media doesn’t like food much these days. Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter is the latest individual in the food industry to draw fire from the left; in his case the he made the mistake of discussing the economic effects of Obamacare on his company. Outlets from the Colbert Report to the Boston Globe savaged Schnatter for having the effrontery of publicly explaining basic economics. In a conference call with shareholders last week, Schnatter (who is a Romney supporter) said:: “Our best estimate is that Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents...
  • Papa John's Pizza To Raise Prices Because Of Obamacare

    08/07/2012 10:49:00 PM PDT · by KerryOnNoMore · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/07/2012 | Harry Bradford
    After President Obama's health care law takes full effect, the slogan for national pizza chain Papa John's may need an update. Instead of, “Better ingredients. Better Pizza,” may we suggest, “Better health care. Pricier pizza." Papa John's CEO John Schnatter says that Obamacare will result in a $0.11 to $0.14 price increase per pizza, or $0.15 to $0.20 cents per order, Pizza Marketplace, a trade publication, reports. (Hat tip: @dkberman via Twitter.) Under Obamacare, the company, which is the third-largest pizza takeout and delivery chain in the United States, will have to offer health care coverage to more of its...
  • Two Florida Dominos Managers Set Competing Papa John's On Fire

    10/31/2011 10:03:10 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 10 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 10/31/11 | MB Quirk/The Consumerist
    Loyalty to your employer is one thing, but setting a competing business on fire? That's just taking it a bit too far. Two Domino's Pizza managers in Florida have been charged with arson after a Papa John's went up in flames.
  • Papa Johns, Huggies Pulls Advertising From Wonkette After Trig Taunts *UPDATE Holland America

    04/21/2011 4:03:07 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4-21-11 | Dana Loesch
    As a result of this morning’s post condemning an outrageous post from Wonkette in which blogger Jack Stueff mocks Trig Palin over his Down Syndrome and suggests that Todd Palin slept with his daughter, outrage spread across Twitter and now Wonkette advertisers are pulling ads. Papa John’s was the first:
  • Wonkette Ad Boycott Takes On Ad Server Network

    04/21/2011 9:33:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Brand Channel's Web Watch ^ | April 21, 2011 | Abe Sauer
    On Monday, the editor of left-leaning political satire site Wonkette wrote a piece titled "Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday." The piece lampooned what's known as the "cult of Trig," the rabid fans of Sarah Palin's Down Syndrome youngest child, and accused Palin of using her now three-year-old son as a prop. Needless to say, many readers were offended by Jack Stuef's post and an online movement started to defund Wonkette by targeting its advertisers. The problem is that Wonkette has a lot of contextual ads, creating a headache for brands targeted in the...
  • More Companies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Trig Palin Post

    04/21/2011 9:28:12 AM PDT · by julieee · 22 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    More Companies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Trig Palin Post More companies have joined Papa Johns, Huggies and Vanguard in dropping ads from the liberal, pro-abortion blog Wonkette after it ran a crass post mocking Sarah Palin and her son trig, who has Down Syndrome. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/21/more-companies-pull-ads-from-wonkette-after-trig-palin-post/
  • Papa Johns, Huggies, Vanguard Drop Ads on Blog Attacking Trig Palin

    04/20/2011 4:07:20 PM PDT · by julieee · 37 replies · 2+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | April 20, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Papa Johns, Huggies, Vanguard Drop Ads on Blog Attacking Trig Palin Three large companies have dropped their advertisements on the liberal, pro-abortion Wonkette blog after it ran a post earlier today bashing pro-life former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/04/20/papa-johns-huggies-vanguard-drop-ads-on-blog-attacking-trig-palin/
  • Again, a pizza, a robbery, a gunshot (Pizza Guy Delivered Lead to Robber!)

    07/14/2009 8:10:34 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 18 replies · 1,216+ views
    The State ^ | 14 July 2009 | JOHN MONK
    A Papa John’s pizza delivery man shot and wounded a 17-year-old who called in a pizza order and then robbed him at a vacant house with a fake handgun, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said. The incident occurred July 5, but deputies delayed announcing it until Monday — a day after the teen was charged with robbery, and eight days after the shooting. It was the second time in recent months that a pizza delivery man in Lexington County has shot someone trying to rob him. The other incident was March 7, when a Pizza Hut delivery man shot and...
  • Rush for 23-cent pizzas closes Papa John's stores (Columbus)

    05/08/2008 2:58:54 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 39 replies · 228+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 8, 2008 | Tom Dodge
    Rush for 23-cent pizzas closes Papa John's stores Chain seeks police help at 6 local shops Thursday, May 8, 2008 9:34 AM Updated: Thursday, May 8, 2008 05:24 PM THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH Overwhelmed by the response to a promotion offering 23-cent pizzas, Papa John's closed its Columbus stores before dinner today. Columbus Police officers were called before 5 p.m. to help close the pizza shops because of concerns that the large crowds could become unruly, said Amanda Ford, a police spokeswoman. She said there are about 20 Papa John's locations in the city, but officers were beginning by assisting at...
  • Pizza delivery man shot to death in Portsmouth - (Papa Johns Driver)

    04/29/2008 4:17:32 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 33 replies · 70+ views
    wvec.com ^ | 4/28/08 | wvec.com
    PORTSMOUTH -- Police are investigating the shooting death of a pizza delivery driver in Portsmouth. It happened around 11:00 Friday night at the 5600 block of Craneybrook Lane in the Churchland section of the city. Police have identified the victim as Robert Edward Kiesewetter, a 50 year old resident of Yaupon Street in Portsmouth. He was delivering pizza for Papa John's.
  • Delivery discrimination claimed Pizza policy angers local NAACP head, others

    02/11/2005 6:05:20 AM PST · by Taylor814 · 56 replies · 1,341+ views
    Daily Progress ^ | 2/11/05 | Claudia Pinto
    Two pizza delivery chains refused to send drivers to a public housing community Thursday afternoon, shocking and angering members of the AIDS/HIV Services Group and the president of the local NAACP. Kathy Baker, ASG’s executive director, said that when Domino’s and Papa John’s were called to deliver to an HIV testing event at Westhaven public housing community, the businesses responded that they don’t deliver to Hardy Drive. “I find it quite inappropriate. Whether it’s intended or not, it results in socioeconomic and racial discrimination,” Baker said. “We order pizzas from them all the time and it never occurred to me...
  • Papa John's CEO gets pay cut, no bonus

    04/06/2004 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Dbdaily · 55 replies · 342+ views
    DES MOINES, Iowa - The top executive at Papa John's International Inc. received no bonus and no stock options in 2003, as the pizza company's earnings plunged, according to a regulatory filing. His base pay also shrank. According to the proxy statement, founder, chairman and chief executive John H. Schnatter's total compensation package was $649,785. The Louisville, Ky. company's executive compensation committee had approved a 2 percent raise for most officers, Schnatter included. But last May he asked that his base salary be reduced by $200,000 "in order to provide funds to increase the compensation of certain restaurant-level managers and...
  • Papa John's fills soldier's unusual order: 40 pizzas to Iraq

    09/13/2003 9:06:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies · 1,057+ views
    Papa John's fills soldier's unusual order: 40 pizzas to Iraq Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) is sending 40 pizzas to U.S. Air Force troops stationed in Kirkuk, Iraq. Karen Sherman, vice president of community and public relations for the company, said 18 members of the Louisville-based pizza company's executive team -- including founder and CEO John Schnatter -- made the pies Thursday in the restaurant at the company's headquarters. They are being shipped via FedEx and are scheduled to arrive in Kirkuk on Sunday evening. The delivery was spurred by an online customer request form received from a U.S....