Papa John’s Founder Steps Down As CEO Amid NFL Comment Controversy

You've seen Papa John's face on endless pizza advertisements, however, what do you truly think about the man or the company behind the pizza? The person you find in the ads isn't an actor. He's John Schnatter, and he truly is the founder and CEO of Papa John's, one of the greatest pizza (and most controversial) chains in the nation. We're speculating there's still a lot you need to you have to learn about the person, besides the way that he makes a darn decent pizza, so here are a few things you won't know about him, and controversies.

You’ve seen Papa John’s face on endless pizza advertisements, however, what do you truly think about the man or the company behind the pizza? The person you find in the ads isn’t an actor. He’s John Schnatter, and he truly is the founder and CEO of Papa John’s, one of the greatest pizza (and most controversial) chains in the nation. We’re speculating there’s still a lot you need to you have to learn about the person, besides the way that he makes a darn decent pizza, so here are a few things you won’t know about him, and controversies.

John Schnatter

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John H. Schnatter, nicknamed commercially as Papa John, is an American entrepreneur and the founder, and former CEO and spokesman, of Papa John’s International, Inc.

John is leaving

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On 21st December, Papa John’s reported that founder John Schnatter would step down as CEO. Schnatter will be replaced by the organization’s present president Steve Ritchie.

All mess started like this

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Schnatter started a debate in November when he slammed NFL authority over the ongoing national anthem protests. “Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership,” CEO John Schnatter said in a call with investors.

John will remain  Chairman

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The CEO’s statements immediately inspired reaction on the left and support on the right. Schnatter possesses about 25% of Papa John’s and will remain on as chairman after stepping down as CEO in January. Click on the next page to know what he will do after stepping down as a CEO.