• Papa John's Shares Slide as John Schnatter Faces Another Controversy

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Papa John's International Inc.'s outspoken chairman John Schnatter is facing another controversy that is battering the shares of the pizza chain he founded.
    Just seven months after exiting the CEO role after making critical comments about the NFL's national-anthem dispute, Schnatter is under fire following a media report he allegedly used a racial slur and graphic descriptions of violence against minorities on a May conference call with a media agency.
    Shares fell as much as 5.9 percent on Wednesday to $47.80 as of 11:05 a.m., the lowest intraday level since February 2016.
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  • Papa John's controversial founder reportedly used the N-word on a conference call about the chain's response to the NFL's national anthem protests

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Papa John's founder and ex-CEO John Schnatter allegedly used the N-word during a conference call, causing a marketing agency to start severing ties with the pizza chain, Forbes reports.
    The pizza chain faced backlash last year when Schnatter blamed the NFL and players' national anthem protests for Papa John's subpar sales.
    "Colonel Sanders called blacks n---s," Schnatter reportedly said in the May conference call, in an apparent attempt to contrast the KFC founder's statements to his own response to the NFL protests.
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  • Papa John's drops after report alleges chairman used racial slur

    8 monthes ago - By Reuters

    ** Shares of Papa John's International Inc pizza chain down 3.5 pct to a more-than-two-year low on Wednesday a report that Chairman, founder and former CEO John Schnatter used a racial slur on a conference call
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