Papa John’s Founder Vows "Day of Reckoning" Will Come

Andrew Cummings
November 29, 2019

Papa John's founder John Schnatter revealed in an interview on Monday that he has eaten 40 pizzas within the final 30 days and they don't style pretty much as good as they did when he was in cost earlier than being ousted after a string of racism scandals. "Even the pizzas don't appear to be made the way that I made them just a few years ago", he wrote. "When it finally gets out, what they did, what was said, I think my phone is going to ring off the hook saying 'Wow, we've made a huge mistake here'". "It true doesn't taste as true", he added.

He later promised the company's "day of reckoning will come...the record will be straight".

He insisted that the quality of Papa John's pizza has noticeably dropped off, and he's been doing the research himself: "I've had over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days, and it's not the same pizza".

Schnatter stepped down as the public face of Papa John's at the end of 2017 after he publicly criticized NFL leadership over football players' protests during the national anthem.

While Mr. Schnatter admitted to using the word, he said he used it in the context of diversity training and was quoting an unnamed famous individual to convey the dangers of racism.

But he still ate 40+ pizzas. Schnatter later claimed that his comments were "misconstrued" and that the incident was used as leverage to remove him from the company, in an interview with Fox Business.

Rob Lynch, the former president of Arby's, now serves as Papa John's CEO.

Cheese mogul "Papa John" Schnatter has been low-profile recently.

Schnatter agreed to step down from the board of directors and withdraw his nomination for reelection in July, agreed to work with the board to find an independent replacement, and dropped the two lawsuits. Schnatter's name was removed from the Center for Free Enterprise at the University of Louisville, and Papa John's name was removed from the school's football stadium. Oh hell yes, the day of reckoning is coming.

'They stole the corporate, and now they've destroyed the corporate. At that time, Schnatter said that Lynch "has proven to be an effective marketing leader in previous roles". He doesn't really have a passion for quality. "What they've done is just wrong, and they've hurt a lot of people".

He complained to shareholders about it and suggested it was part of the reason Papa John's had seen a downturn in sales, because of the pizza chain's deal with the NFL.

On the reason for selling his shares, Schnatter said: "I feel there's no reason to be in the vehicle when the auto crashes-even when you love the auto".

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