Papa John's Sales Fall As Founder Attacks CEOPapa 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.
Papa John's Founder: I Should Be The Chain's Public Face"My persona resonates with the consumer because it's authentic, it's genuine and it's the truth."
Papa John Sues Papa John'sSchnatter has admitted he said the N-word on a conference call with a marketing firm.
Papa John's Looking Into Reports Of Sexist Corporate CulturePapa John's reiterated that it has hired a firm to audit its practices and culture.
Papa John's Dumped By Sports Teams, Schools Over Schnatter CommentsThe fallout continued Friday for Papa John's, as business partners and even universities that have accepted large sums from the pizza chain's founder scrambled to distance themselves after John Schnatter admitted using a racial slur during a business call.
Papa John's Pulling Founder's Image From Its MarketingHis face was off at least some materials by late morning Friday, though the company said the details and exact timing for everything were still being worked out.
Image Issue: Papa John's Still Tied To Founder Who ResignedJohn Schnatter has long been the face of the brand, appearing on pizza boxes and in TV ads for the chain.
Papa John's Founder John Schnatter Resigns As Chairman Of Board After Using Racial SlurPapa John's Pizza's founder John Schnatter may have resigned as chairman of the restaurant chain's board of directors following news that he used a racial slur in a conference call, but he still owns a substantial stake in the company.