Papa John Schnatter: "I've had more than 40 pizzas in the last 30 days"

John Schnatter, the founder and ex-CEO of Papa John's pizza, resigned in 2017 when he admitted to using the N-word on a conference call. Now he's on TV complaining about the quality of the pizza that still bears his name. "I've had over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days, and it's not the same pizza," he told WDRB News, a Fox affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky.

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In the WDRB News interview, Schnatter described his ousting as a "farce." He slammed Papa John's new leaders, including Steve Ritchie, who replaced him as CEO, and the board members Olivia Kirtley and Mark Shapiro, both of whom Schnatter said "should be in jail."

"They stole the company, and now they've destroyed the company," Schnatter said.

Schnatter told WDRB News that he believes the truth about his ousting has yet to emerge.

"The day of reckoning will come," Schnatter said.

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Papa John's founder used N-word in meeting about how he could avoid further PR disasters

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. Read the rest