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NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder seeks court help in battle with company

NEW YORK — The founder of Papa John’s has filed a lawsuit against the company, its board of directors and CEO in the latest twist in the drama surrounding the pizza chain. John Schnatter filed the lawsuit in Delaware’s Court of Chancery asking the court to help stop what he sees as irreparable harm being … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder seeks court help in battle with company

NEW YORK | Papa John’s sales drop amid founder controversy

NEW YORK— Papa John’s says a key sales figure dropped 10.5 percent in July, and that it can’t predict how long and badly it will be affected by the fallout with its founder. The pizza chain also slashed its sales outlook for the year, and its shares fell more than 9 percent. Last month, Forbes … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s sales drop amid founder controversy

NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder: I should be back as chain’s public face

NEW YORK — The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. John Schnatter said in an interview with The Associated Press that … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder: I should be back as chain’s public face

DOVER, Delaware | Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

DOVER, Del. — The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a media training session. In a complaint filed Thursday, John Schnatter says he wants access to the documents because of the “unexplained and … Continue reading DOVER, Delaware | Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

LOUISVILLE, Ky.| Papa John’s attempts to ward off founder with poison pill

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Papa John’s is attempting to ward off its disgraced founder by adopting a poison-pill plan. The company is struggling to distance itself from John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman this month after his use of a racial slur during a media training session was revealed. He stepped down late last year as CEO … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky.| Papa John’s attempts to ward off founder with poison pill

NEW YORK | Papa John’s starts pulling founder’s image from marketing

NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter as a spokesman in logos and TV ads, has begun pulling his image from its marketing and pledged to assess its diversity practices in response to his use of a racial slur. Schnatter’s face was off some materials by Friday, though the pizza … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s starts pulling founder’s image from marketing

NEW YORK | Papa John’s says founder resigned as chairman of the board.,

NEW YORK — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. When asked how he would distance himself … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s says founder resigned as chairman of the board.,

NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

NEW YORK  — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May. The apology Wednesday comes after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza chain’s marketing firm broke ties with the company afterward. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Papa John’s founder apologizes after reportedly using slur