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  • Papa John’s Surrendered To The Left This Week

    11/17/2017 2:26:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/17 | Scott Greer
    A business owner expressing concern that left-wing activism hurts the company’s earnings is apparently a grave offense nowadays.Papa John’s issued a lame apology Tuesday after the pizza chain was criticized for its CEO, John Schnatter, claiming the NFL national anthem protests were hurting his company’s sales. Papa John’s is a major sponsor of the football league, and that designation has come with consequences.“The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during an earnings call earlier this month. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this. Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor...
  • Papa John's apologizes for criticizing NFL anthem protests

    11/15/2017 8:40:32 AM PST · by mathprof · 49 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/15/17
    Papa John's Pizza apologized Tuesday night for comments made by CEO John Schnatter blaming sluggish pizza sales on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company is a major NFL sponsor and advertiser, and Schnatter said on an earnings call on Nov. 1 that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders" and that the protests "should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago." The company tweeted a statement offering to "work with the players and league to find a positive way forward."
  • Papa John’s issues Twitter apology for ‘divisive’ NFL, anthem remarks

    11/14/2017 10:28:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2017 | David K. Li
    Papa John’s apologized Tuesday for comments made by CEO John Schnatter, who had blamed the NFL and protesting players for the pizza chain’s struggles this football season. In a three-tweet mea culpa, the Louisville-based company did a 180 and said it supported players’ right to protest. During an earnings call two weeks ago, Schnatter lashed out at kneeling players and league officials for not solving the controversy. “The statements made on our earnings call were describing the factors that impact our business and we sincerely apologize to anyone that thought they were divisive. That was definitely not our intention,” Papa...
  • Papa Johns to white supremacists: Don’t buy our pizza

    11/06/2017 7:31:42 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 6, 2017 | Christian Gollayan
    The alt-right started singing the pie chain’s praises after CEO John Schnatter made a controversial statement last week during a conference call with ESPN. In it, he blamed the NFL’s handling of players’ protests of police brutality and racism for the chain’s recent dip in pizza sales. Writers at neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer quickly sided with Papa John’s, declaring it the official pizza of the alt-right, reports Newsweek. Soon afterward, people on Twitter created memes about the pizza chain’s affiliation with Nazis.
  • Papa Johns CEO Says Kneeling NFL Players, Not His Horrible Pizza, Are Causing His Sales To Drop

    11/03/2017 2:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring Of Fire ^ | November 2, 2017 | Farron Cousins
    John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa Johns who appears in nearly all of his chain’s TV commercials, is blaming a massive drop in his company’s revenue on kneeling NFL players. Papa Johns is a big sponsor of the NFL, but it seems highly unlikely that a few men protesting police brutality could torpedo an entire pizza chain. Perhaps “Papa John” should look at his business practices before blaming others, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcription: You may not know the name John Schnatter, but you probably do know him as Papa John, the CEO of Papa John’s...
  • Papa John's CEO blames NFL protests for poor pizza sales

    11/01/2017 8:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 1, 2017 | cbs
    NEW YORK - Sales growth at Papa John's (PZZA) is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and falling NFL ratings. The company, which is a sponsor and advertiser of the NFL, said customers have a negative view of the chain's association with the NFL. The company also cut its earnings growth expectations for the year and Papa John's stock fell about 10 percent Wednesday. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders," said the chain's CEO, John Schnatter, in a call with analysts Wednesday. "This should have been...
  • It Begins: Papa Johns Complains to NFL About Anthem Protests As Sales Fall

    11/01/2017 11:24:43 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 42 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | November 1 | Dylan Gwinn
    No other brand name has been more synonymous with the NFL over the years, than Papa John’s. However, that bond might soon break, as the pizza giant let the NFL know that the league’s anthem protests are killing their business. According to a report in the Sports Business Journal, in-game pizza sales have fallen off dramatically since President Trump blasted NFL protesters in September. According to SBJ, “NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart confirmed to Sports Business Journal that Papa John’s had expressed concerns with the league. Further, Lockhart said that other top sponsors have expressed similar concerns as the NFL’s TV...
  • Papa John: NFL to Blame for Sinking Pizza Profits

    11/01/2017 11:34:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2017 | Michael Blaustein
    Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. More NFL Anthem Protests. Less Sales. That was the message Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter sent on Wednesday. “The NFL has hurt us,” Schnatter said during a conference call, according to ESPN. “We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this.” The CEO, who famously stars in the company’s commercials alongside NFL legends like Peyton Manning, also said he thought the national anthem issues had been “nipped in the bud” last season
  • Papa John's says anthem protests are hurting deal with NFL

    11/01/2017 8:38:27 AM PDT · by John W · 91 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    Executives from Papa John's, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league's ongoing player protests during the national anthem. "The NFL has hurt us," company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this." Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving the company additional future spots. "Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership," Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had been "nipped...
  • Papa Johns Tells NFL Their Sales Are Down During NFL Games

    10/23/2017 5:01:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 87 replies
    Papa Johns told the NFL their sales are down this year during NFL games. This must be very concerning to the pizza chain and to the NFL. Social Justice Protests continued this week at several NFL games
  • This Secretive Billionaire Makes The Cheese For Pizza Hut, Domino's And Papa John's

    05/27/2017 9:54:55 AM PDT · by Trillian · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 23, 2017 @ 07:45 AM | Chloe Sorvino
    AN AVALANCHE OF CHEESE pours into the test kitchen at the Denver headquarters of Leprino Foods, the mozzarella supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's. First, thin wisps of low-moisture mozzarella, then a diced alternative, followed by an "artisanal" version, cut short and wide. Then come flavored cheeses made with a mozzarella base, as well as provolone, cheddar and Monterey Jack. Cooks bring out a take-and-bake pizza, a New York-style pie and a stuffed crust, fresh from nearly a dozen ovens. Another course features frozen food made with Leprino products, including ham-and-cheddar Hot Pockets, Stouffer's lasagna and Smart Ones...
  • Women's group wants sponsors to sever ties with Peyton Manning

    02/17/2016 7:31:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Breech
    A national women's group is urging companies that sponsor Peyton Manning to cut ties with the Broncos quarterback. UltraViolet, a group made up of over 700,000 people, specifically called out Papa John's and Nationwide Insurance as two companies that should suspend ties with Manning immediately. The group would also like the NFL to investigate the 1996 incident at the University of Tennessee that took place between Manning and former Volunteers trainer Jamie Naughright.
  • 4 arrested for attempting to rob Papa Johns driver of money, pizza (North Carolina)

    01/25/2015 7:01:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    WITN-TV ^ | January 20, 2015 | Gina DiPietro
    Four men have been charged, after police say they tried to rob a pizza delivery driver this past weekend. Greenville Police say around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Papa Johns driver was trying to make a delivery at the Province Apartment Complex on Boxelder Way. The driver told police that two men approached him in the parking lot and demanded money and the pizza. The driver used pepper spray to stop the robbery. A Province employee saw what happened and tried to help, but police say they were assaulted by one of the suspects while attempting to get the vehicle's license...
  • Papa John's Pizza stands by employee who shot armed robber in self defense

    01/15/2015 2:47:30 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 85 replies
    fox news ^ | January 15, 2015 | Cristina Corbin
    Papa John's Pizza is standing by a pizza delivery woman who opened fire Sunday on an armed robber in an act of self defense. The employee was making a delivery in Decatur, Ga., Sunday night when a man approached her vehicle, forcing her onto the ground at gunpoint, according to the DeKalb County Police Department. The woman, who had a gun in her pocket, was able to fire at the man while on the ground -- striking the alleged assailant, identified as 24-year-old Donquaz Stevenson, in the face. Stevenson was later found in a neighbor's yard and arrested, according to...
  • Pizza Driver Delivers Bullet To The Face Of Armed Robber, May Lose Job For Defending Her Life

    01/14/2015 9:54:03 PM PST · by Lexinom · 70 replies
    BearingArms.com ^ | 13 January 2015 AD | Bob Owens
    A Papa John's delivery driver in Dekalb County, Georgia is worried that she might lose her job for defending her life earlier this week against a pair of armed robbers. When a woman delivering pizzas in DeKalb County was ordered to the ground by a man with a gun, she fired back. Armed with her own gun, she shot the man Sunday night, according to police. The employee of a Columbia Drive Papa John’s wasn’t injured, her mother told Channel 2 Action News. But the woman is worried the incident could get her fired because she carried her gun for...
  • Union, Prosecutor Team to Push Papa John’s to Pay More

    12/01/2014 6:29:47 AM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | 12/01/2014 | Kevin Mooney
    A union operative generously praised New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when he announced he was taking a Papa John’s pizza franchisee to court on behalf of workers who claim they were underpaid. The state attorney general, like the unions, called it “wage theft.” The thing is, the union official knew about the government’s lawsuit before the pizza franchise did. “Fast-food workers all across the city and country are organizing for higher pay and union rights,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fast Food Forward, a group dedicated to increasing wages and benefits for fast-food workers. Fells added: "This suit...
  • 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....