Published: Sat, December 23, 2017
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Papa John's founder and CEO steps down

Papa John's founder and CEO steps down

Papa John's founder John Schnatter took plenty of heat for his comments about the NFL's handling of anthem protests.

"I see mostly strategic continuity, but I expect Steve Ritchie to also put his own imprint" on Papa John's", he said.

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Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he slammed NFL leadership over players' kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer even posted an article asking whether Papa John's was the "official pizza of the alt right", forcing the company to say it does not want "hate groups" buying the chain's pizza. However, he did not specify whether the National Football League controversy played a role in the timing of the transition.

"Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership", Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had been "nipped in the bud" a year and a half ago. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this", referring to the USA national anthem protests.

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What made this more puzzling was that Papa John's third-quarter sales were pretty much in line during the hard period.

The Papa John of Papa John's is stepping down as CEO of the pizza chain effective January 1, CNN reports. But the comments and negative sentiment sent shares dropping by as much as 13 percent the day the news broke. The CEO announcement was made after the market has closed. He stepped down in 2005, but returned in 2008.

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Papa John's, which lays claim to being the nation's third-largest pizza chain, could not be reached immediately for comment. "He has excelled at every job he's ever held at Papa John's - from being an hourly customer service rep, to a delivery driver, store general manager, director of operations, franchisee and most recently President".

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