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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

Peyton Manning has sold Denver-area Papa John’s stores

DENVER /March 08, 2018 (AP)(STL. Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John’s stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Papa John‘s spokesman Peter Collins confirmed the former NFL quarterback sold his stake to an existing Papa John’s franchisee. Manning will … Continue reading Peyton Manning has sold Denver-area Papa John’s stores

Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments

NEW YORK /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players — comments for which the company later apologized. Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer … Continue reading Papa John’s founder out as CEO weeks after NFL comments