Papa John's founder John Schnatter stepped down as CEO late last year after making remarks about football players which led to it being anointed the "official" pizza of white supremacists, "cultural libertarians" and the rest of them. What next for Schnatter? Using the worst racial slur during a conference call intended to help him avoid further public relations disasters.
On the May call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online. He responded by downplaying the significance of his NFL statement. "Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s," Schnatter allegedly said, before complaining that Sanders never faced public backlash. Schnatter also reflected on his early life in Indiana, where, he said, people used to drag African-Americans from trucks until they died.
He's a yeast infection crawling over a company that can't get rid of him, occasionally shedding flakes on the product.