Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as the company’s chairman on Wednesday night after fallout over his use of the n-word during a conference call.
The company released a statement that said the directors had accepted Schnatter’s resignation.
“Papa John’s will appoint a new Chairman in a couple of weeks,” the statement read.
Forbes reported earlier on Wednesday that Schnatter used the n-word on a conference call in May.
The call was specifically designed as a role-playing exercise to prevent future public-relations disasters.
“Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,” Schnatter said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash.
Papa John has had a tough calendar year.
During the NFL season, he blamed their decline of pizza sales on NFL players National Anthem protests. I know personally, my Sunday routine of ordering 10 large pies from the local Papa John’s was canceled after like, 6 guys took a knee to draw attention to police brutality. Who can eat pizza while the flag is being disrespected? Think of the troops.
“Colonel Sanders called blacks niggers”. I would pay infinity dollars to be on the conference call when Papa John dropped this line. I’m not even 100% sure what his point was. Is he saying that Colonel Sanders called black people the N-word and that hurt KFC’s sales or that he got away with saying the N-word and his sales were unaffected? I’d imagine the latter.
Also, does anyone know if that’s true? Did Colonel Sanders actually say that? Was Colonel Sanders even a real person? That’s like saying Tony The Tiger hated Asians. Seems like a bit of a projection, my guy.
Personally, I think Papa John’s needs to resign simply because his pizza tastes like if Dominos ran their pizzas through a washer and dryer first before sending them out for delivery and I’d argue that Dominos is pretty gross to begin with.
“Colonel Sanders called blacks niggers”
Get Papa John’s the fuuuuuck out of here forever. Genius PR training though. He lost his job to teach his team a lesson. Very much like Obi-Wan Kenobi letting Darth Vader murder him in front of Luke.
Wait, is Papa John’s a hero?
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