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935
Jul 28, 2006

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https://www.cnn.com posted:


John Schnatter, the founder and public face of Papa John's pizza, apologized Wednesday for using the N-word on a conference call in May.
Forbes reported earlier that he used the racial slur while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises.

In a statement issued through the company, Schnatter said: "News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true. Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society."

According to the account in Forbes, Schnatter was on a call with Laundry Service, a marketing agency, and was asked how he planned to manage future public relations flare-ups.

Schnatter caused controversy last year when he said that Papa John's pizza sales were hurt by the NFL's handling of players' kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racial injustice. He stepped down as CEO two months after the comments. He remains chairman of the board.

Related: Papa John's: We didn't mean to be 'divisive' on NFL protests

On the call, Schnatter sought to downplay the significance of his criticism of the league and its players, Forbes reported.

"Colonel Sanders called blacks n-----s," he said, complaining that Sanders had never received backlash, according to Forbes. The parent company of KFC did not immediately answer a request for comment.

Forbes also reported that Schnatter recalled growing up in Indiana, where he said people used to drag black people from their trucks until they died.

Forbes reported that Schnatter's comments were intended to demonstrate his stance against racism, but that people on the call were offended by them.

Laundry Service, which is owned by Wasserman Media Group, declined to comment through a spokesperson on Schnatter's remarks or the company's relationship with Papa John's. Forbes reported that Wasserman moved to end its contract with Papa John's after the call.

Schnatter also resigned Wednesday from the University of Louisville board of trustees. The chairman, J. David Grissom, said: "After speaking with John, I'm confident that his comments, while inappropriate, do not reflect his personal beliefs or values." He added that the members of the board don't condone racism or "insensitive" language.

He also thanked Schnatter for his "generous support for so many years." The University of Louisville football team plays its home games at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Papa John's (PZZA) stock closed down 4.8%.

Schnatter founded Papa John's in 1984. He is the public face of the company and its largest shareholder, controlling 29%, and appears in its ads, including one that rolled out as recently as April.

Papa John's was the longtime exclusive pizza sponsor of the NFL, but ended its partnership with the league earlier this year under new CEO Steve Ritchie. The company is the third largest pizza chain in the United States by sales, trailing Domino's (DPZ) and Pizza Hut (PZZA).

For anyone who doesn't already know this guy makes lovely pizza and is a huge Randian. He lives in the largest house in the USA (not shown - dual underground garages), and refuses to provide health coverage to each employee because it would cost an extra fourteen cents per pizza. In 2015 his pizza chain was court ordered to pay $12,300,000 to more than 19,000 delivery drivers who had been stiffed on their wages. And he insures his hands for millions of dollars I guess? Not really evil but pretty weird.

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bradzilla
Oct 15, 2004



Fan of Britches

post the pizza courtyard op

Zelder
Jan 4, 2012



That dude should work harder to stay out of the public eye because he really comes across as a dumb rear end in a top hat everytime he's in the news

Bholder
Feb 26, 2013

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Is this politics?

MOOBS!
Dec 10, 2013



bo in the house!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah5vJleVuJQ#t=31s

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 2017

It's something unpredictable,but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life


That's my house he stole pictures from my Google account

oldpainless
Oct 30, 2009



I thought little caesars was like the number 2 chain. Boy is my face red

Amarcarts
Feb 21, 2007

This looks a lot like suffering.


Is that really the largest house in the USA? It looks big but there's gotta be something bigger.

Kuato
Feb 25, 2005

500 GOOD DOGS/COMFY FLEECE SWEATER ALT ACCOUNT

Buglord

I last ordered papa johns in 2008. I didnít like it and have not eaten there since.

Over There
Jun 28, 2013

BIRD CREW


Let's get some sodie pops

935
Jul 28, 2006

abcdefghijk
ELLAMENNO-P


Amarcarts posted:

Is that really the largest house in the USA? It looks big but there's gotta be something bigger.

It really is. Also the world's most expensive house.

ArchNemesis
Jun 27, 2007

We're all God, Starbuck.

College Slice

giant assholes need giant houses

SCROTO TURBOSPERG
Jan 21, 2007

Suck the shit out of my own asshole, please

Sid Vicious posted:

That's my house he stole pictures from my Google account

i didnt know you were a gay madman

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


I worked for Papa John's a few times in the 90s and early 00s and my bosses were always huge potheads and I was their favorite driver because I would bring them weed and also I didn't drive like a meth-fueled maniac like all the other drivers

The last time I worked for them they had to send me a check for $2000 in back pay after I quit and figured out that they had never given me the raise that I signed the paperwork for. lmao.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird



Nap Ghost

MOOBS! posted:

bo in the house!!

Over There posted:

Let's get some sodie pops

Casimir Radon
Aug 1, 2008



I have never had the misfortune of eating one of his pizzas.

Minnesota Manatee
Aug 28, 2009



Colonel Sanders was born in the 1800s and died in 1980. Which century does Papa John think it is right now?

HumanDecency
Oct 5, 2015


Minnesota Manatee posted:

Colonel Sanders was born in the 1800s and died in 1980. Which century does Papa John think it is right now?

I'm pretty sure he was on television the other night. Keeps looking different though.

Excelzior
Jun 24, 2013


papa john is also a huge lush

Cough Drop The Beat
Jan 22, 2012

It's your HPV, Veronica. I'm just carrying it.

Hopefully his mansion burns down too.

myDad
Jan 20, 2010

ce n'est pas ma mŤre

College Slice

something tells me he won't really suffer over this

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


What does one even do in a house that big? After "room with movie theater screen and bongs" and "room that's a giant bouncy castle and has an Ecstasy gumball machine" I'm already out of ideas. I guess you could use a room for eating but lmao who sits down at a table in their own house to eat a meal just lmao

milkrun
Mar 7, 2007



It's not wise to cast aspersions against future president of the United States papa John

phasmid
Jan 16, 2015
As a furry I'm ashamed to admit I would love to fuck Hillary Clinton. I'm pretty sure she's a human. Besides if she is a lizard the term for that is scalie and those guys/gals are totally icky. Who the fuck would want to fuck a lizard? Ewwwww. That being said GOD DAMN she is hot.

He complains about the NFL all the time because he is a sponsor and he stands to lose money. The Superbowl is, IIRC, the highest-grossing ad space you can buy. So it's funny he's a staunch GOP supporter when Trump is always beefing with the NFL.

Doctor Dogballs
Apr 1, 2007

Drivin' the Fuck Truck from Hand Land to Pound Town without stopping at Suction Station


their pizza's good.

The Dregs
Dec 29, 2005

Nothin' but lint.

papa Johns pizza tastes likes the sauce is 50% corn syrup

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


The Dregs posted:

papa Johns pizza tastes likes the sauce is 50% corn syrup

It is.

MOOBS!
Dec 10, 2013



papa johns tastes like poo poo too why the gently caress do they put half the toppings under/in the cheese i want my peps crispy and good not soggy and bad

extra row of teeth
Apr 27, 2007

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Beerus


Minnesota Manatee posted:

Colonel Sanders was born in the 1800s and died in 1980. Which century does Papa John think it is right now?

The 20th century, specifically the 50s, like a good 40% of his customers

Doctor Dogballs
Apr 1, 2007

Drivin' the Fuck Truck from Hand Land to Pound Town without stopping at Suction Station



it's not


MOOBS! posted:

the gently caress do they put half the toppings under/in the cheese i want my peps crispy and good not soggy and bad

they shouldn't be doing that!!!

Cough Drop The Beat
Jan 22, 2012

It's your HPV, Veronica. I'm just carrying it.

Papa John's pizza isn't that terrible. Less awful than Pizza Hut or Domino's but it's so bland. Like they designed Papa John's to be the everyman of bad chain pizza, which saps it of any personality or flavor.

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



papa johns fucken nasty bro.

precision
May 7, 2006

Gonna have me some good friends around
Gonna have me some good times in town


Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Domino's are all literally worse than frozen pizza.

ghost emoji
Mar 11, 2016

oooOooOOOooh


more like poopy john's

Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007



Amarcarts posted:

Is that really the largest house in the USA? It looks big but there's gotta be something bigger.


935 posted:

It really is. Also the world's most expensive house.

it's huge but it's barely in the top 100, it's 40,000 square feet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...e_United_States

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



precision posted:

Papa John's, Pizza Hut and Domino's are all literally worse than frozen pizza.

rather eat freschetta than any of those. but not digiorno that's too low even for me

Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



totinos party pizza isn't pizza, but i would rather eat that than dominos, papa johns, or pizza hut

Luvcow
Jul 1, 2007



Hell Yeah posted:

rather eat freschetta than any of those. but not digiorno that's too low even for me



or better yet find a good small local pizza place and support them

luxury handset
Jan 24, 2018


papa john cant hold his liquor. here he is shitfaced at a louisville cardinals game in 2013 with a couple bros

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eric
Apr 27, 2004


Lipstick Apathy

Thatís a sweet pool

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