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Papa Tossed! Pizza Chain Orders Up New CEO

Papa Tossed! Pizza Chain Orders Up New CEO

The CEO of Papa John's pizza John Schnatter was replaced as CEO on Thursday, almost two months after making controversial comments that NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem were hurting the chain's bottom line.

Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter attends the Indy 500 on May 23, 2015, in Indianapolis.

The league's fans who are upset by the sight of adults engaging in nonviolent protests of this country's history of police brutality, Schnatter and friends concluded, must therefore be ordering fewer meat-and-cheese pies as a result. The company's chief operating officer, Steve Ritchie will replace Schnatter on January 1, but he will still remain chairman of the board.

The founder also cited this figure when he slammed "immoral" executive salaries in a 2017 interview with Business Insider."I haven't taken a raise probably in two, three, four years", Schnatter said in the interview.

A major shakeup has happened at Papa John's. "We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza".

John Schnatter, founder & Pres. of a chain of Papa John's pizza restaurants, tossing dough in the air in the kitchen of one of his 1,049 outlets, as he prepares a pizza. According to the company's website, Schnatter himself still owns more than 9 million shares - a stake worth upwards of $500 million.

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Papa John's has faced waning sales recently and its stock price is down more than 30 percent so far this year.

While the pizza chain's future was temporarily tossed in the air, it seems to have landed in loyal hands.

"The controversy is polarizing the customer, polarizing the country", Schnatter said during a conference call about the company's earnings on November 1. "The focus of the brand needs to be the pizza".

Both those comments wound up hurting the company even more.

Ritchie said he will focus on making it easier to order Papa John's from anywhere, including form tweets, text messages, and voice-activated devices. He became a franchise owner in 2006 and owns nine locations.

"The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction", Schnatter said at the time.


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