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by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:36 am

BBC News wrote:Papa John's founder John Schnatter has stepped down as chairman of the company's board after apologising for using the N-word in a conference call.

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The pizza chain founder used the racial slur in a media training session in May.

Mr Schnatter quit as chief executive last year after criticising the NFL over players' national anthem protests.

In a statement on Wednesday, the company said it condemned "racism and any insensitive language".

It later said it had accepted Mr Schnatter's resignation and that a new chairman would be appointed in the coming weeks.

The incident happened during a conference call in May between executives at Papa John's and a marketing agency called Laundry Service.

According to Forbes, the call involved a role-playing exercise that was supposed to give Mr Schnatter experience in dealing with difficult issues.

When discussing how he would distance himself from racist groups, Mr Schnatter said that Colonel Sanders, the founder of KFC, had never faced criticism for using the N-word, Forbes reported.

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^ His house.

Trump donor Mr Schnatter stepped down as chief executive of the company in 2017 after he criticised the National Football League (NFL) for not containing national anthem protests at American football games, which he said were hurting his firm's sales.

Players had been protesting against the treatment of black people in the US by kneeling during the national anthem.

President Donald Trump had also criticised the players for the protests and pressed the NFL to ban them.

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Auditions for the next Papa John get underway.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44803163

Imagine being a franchisee now lumbered with this ailing brand. Imagine a world where we can no longer enjoy his Special Sauce.

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by Moggy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 am

Trump donor Mr Schnatter


That tells you all you need to know.

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:46 am

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It's not like he was actually making the pizzas, so I'm sure nothing will change.

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by Knoyleo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 am

The guy who flipped out at the NFL, because the take a knee protest was hitting his advertising, turned out to be a massive racist? What a surprise.

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by Hexx » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am

I quite like his house

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by Octoroc » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am

It's amazing how much money you can make from cheese on toast.

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by Moggy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:00 am

When discussing how he would distance himself from racist groups, Mr Schnatter said that Colonel Sanders, the founder of KFC, had never faced criticism for using the N-word, Forbes reported.


Well if a man born in 1890 used the word, why shouldn't a modern day fast food chairman?

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by KK » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 am

Preezy wrote:It's not like he was actually making the pizzas, so I'm sure nothing will change.

I think what makes this different is that he is literally the face of the entire brand in a way few other company's owners are. He's on the box, he's on the website, he's in the adverts...it's all built around him. He's like a more minor league Donald Trump, in a way.

Every time you order a pizza, before you even tuck in it's like 'Oh look, there's that prick Papa John...'

Most of the time these people are either fictitious (Mr Kipling, Aunt Bessie, Ronald McDonald) or dead (Colonel Sanders) and therefore easily retired if necessary.

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:08 am

KK wrote:
Preezy wrote:It's not like he was actually making the pizzas, so I'm sure nothing will change.

I think what makes this different is that he is literally the face of the entire brand in a way few other company's owners are. He's on the box, he's on the website, he's in the adverts...it's all built around him. He's like a more minor league Donald Trump, in a way.

Every time you order a pizza, before you even tuck in it's like 'Oh look, there's that prick Papa John...'

Most of the time these people are either fictitious (Mr Kipling, Aunt Bessie, Ronald McDonald) or dead (Colonel Sanders) and therefore easily retired if necessary.

Ronald McDonald is a real person and strawberry float you for suggesting otherwise.

They'll just rebrand and move on, people have extremely short memories.

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:19 am

I bet he is responsible for their garlic dip too

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by Photek » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:24 am

Papa Johns' Pizza's are delicious...now that he's fired can I still eat them?

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:25 am

Photek wrote:Papa Johns' Pizza's are delicious...now that he's fired can I still eat them?

Now you can eat even more, guilt free! :toot:

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by Jenuall » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:29 am

KK wrote:
Preezy wrote:It's not like he was actually making the pizzas, so I'm sure nothing will change.

I think what makes this different is that he is literally the face of the entire brand in a way few other company's owners are. He's on the box, he's on the website, he's in the adverts...it's all built around him. He's like a more minor league Donald Trump, in a way.

Every time you order a pizza, before you even tuck in it's like 'Oh look, there's that prick Papa John...'

Most of the time these people are either fictitious (Mr Kipling, Aunt Bessie, Ronald McDonald) or dead (Colonel Sanders) and therefore easily retired if necessary.


I hadn't even considered that there was a real Papa John until now and had just assumed it was fictitious like all the other examples you gave. I wouldn't be surprised if most people are the same and therefore I don't see this hurting the brand that much.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:59 am

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by Blue Eyes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:07 am

Photek wrote:Papa Johns' Pizza's are delicious...now that he's fired can I still eat them?

The secret ingredient was racism. They won't taste the same now.

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by Meep » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:08 am

Never had a pizza from there and probably won't now. Did I miss anything?

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by Blue Eyes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 am

Meep wrote:Never had a pizza from there and probably won't now. Did I miss anything?

It's pretty nice but no better than Dominoes.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:56 am

Meep wrote:Never had a pizza from there and probably won't now. Did I miss anything?


Papa John's → Pizza Hut → Dominoes

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by Jenuall » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:01 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Meep wrote:Never had a pizza from there and probably won't now. Did I miss anything?


Papa John's → Pizza Hut → Dominoes


Worst pub crawl ever.

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by Blue Eyes » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:02 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Meep wrote:Never had a pizza from there and probably won't now. Did I miss anything?


Papa John's → Pizza Hut → Dominoes

That's all sorts of wrong.


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