Papa John’s Founder Slams Papa John’s Pizza After “Eating 40 Pizzas In 30 Days"

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“The Papa John interview is lovely”


Papa John’s founder and former CEO slams both the quality of the products and the new leadership.

Papa John’s former CEO, John Schnatter, criticized the pizza chain he founded in a local news interview, according to Business Insider

“I’ve had over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days,” Schnatter told WDRB News this week. “And it’s not the same pizza. It’s not the same product. It just doesn’t taste as good.”

Schnatter stepped down as Papa John’s CEO in December 2017 after he criticized NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest against police brutality. He later resigned as a chairman in 2018, admitting to using the n-word during a company conference call. 

The former CEO slammed Papa John’s new leadership, singling out Steve Ritchie, who replaced him as CEO, and board members Olivia Kirtley and Mark Shapiro.

“They stole the company, and now they’ve destroyed the company,” he said. “The day of reckoning will come.”

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