Papa John’s says that their “parting with the league was mutual” while their sales have declined.   Pizza Hut will replace Papa John’s as the official pizza of the NFL. The announcement comes a day after Papa John’s said it would end its sponsorship of the league. Papa John’s, which last fall blamed the NFL’s response […]

NEW YORK – John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s, has stepped down as chief executive officer of the pizza restaurant chain, according to the company. Schnatter is leaving his role weeks after he publicly criticized NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players. Schnatter triggered fierce criticism by saying the pizza chain’s sales were hurt by the […]

After Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter blamed NFL anthem protests for sluggish sales this week, prompting a multitude of ridicule on social media, Pizza Hut said their sales are just fine, reports USA Today’s ForTheWin blog. On Thursday, Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum Brands made it clear that their business hasn’t seen the impact from NFL player protests […]

John Schnatter, the outspoken conservative owner of Papa John’s pizza, is now claiming that his drop in sales is the direct result of NFL players protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Schnatter pulled a lot of his ads from NFL games this season, citing the ongoing protests as a reason, though they […]

The fallout from President Obama’s re-election continues. Folks are calling for boycotts of Applebees & Papa John’s after both CEOs promised to cut jobs after Obama was re-elected. Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter said he plans on taking the costs out of his workers. Schnatter said he will probably cut worker’s hours because President Obama […]