Papa John's http://wfpl.org en Papa John Schnatter Responds After Employee Leaves Racially Offensive Voicemail http://wfpl.org/post/papa-john-schnatter-responds-after-employee-leaves-racially-offensive-voicemail <p>Papa John's chief executive John Schnatter&nbsp;has issued an apology after an employee in Sanford, Fla., accidentally left a voicemail brimming with racially offensive language to a customer.</p><p>The voicemail—an apparent "butt dial"—was included in a YouTube video. In it, the Papa John's employee complains to a co-worker about the tip left given by an African-American customer. It gets offensive fast, and the other person laughs. (Here's the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=GYP3TajegBI">YouTube video, </a>which, obviously, has offensive language.)</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:23:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 5572 at http://wfpl.org Papa John Schnatter Responds After Employee Leaves Racially Offensive Voicemail Colbert Lampoons Papa John's http://wfpl.org/post/colbert-lampoons-papa-johns <p>Comparing Papa John&#39;s pizza to &quot;the ass of a raccoon that drowned in your birdbath&quot; political satirist Stephen Colbert mocked founder and CEO John Schnatter for his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Schnatter, who is a well-known Republican fundraiser, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/papa-johns-ceo-health-care-law-will-raise-pizza-prices">said President Obama&#39;s health care overhaul will increase the cost of pizza</a> and hurt business. Since then, he has been criticized for <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-papa-johns-healthcare-cheapskate-20120808,0,6290027.story">being a cheapskate</a> and mistreating employees, with threats of a boycott by Democratic activists.</p><p>Watch below:</p><div style="background-color:#000000;width:520px;"><div style="padding:4px;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="288" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/embed/mgid:cms:video:colbertnation.com:417589" width="512"></iframe><p style="text-align:left;background-color:#FFFFFF;padding:4px;margin-top:4px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><b><a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/417589/august-08-2012/obamacare-s-effect-on-pizza-costs">The Colbert Report</a></b><br />Get More: <a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/">Colbert Report Full Episodes</a>,<a href="http://www.indecisionforever.com/">Political Humor &amp; Satire Blog</a>,<a href="http://www.colbertnation.com/video">Video Archive</a></p></div></div><p></p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:34:58 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1263 at http://wfpl.org Papa John's CEO: Health Care Law Will Raise Pizza Prices http://wfpl.org/post/papa-johns-ceo-health-care-law-will-raise-pizza-prices <p>In a conference call, Papa John&#39;s CEO and founder John Schnatter spoke out against President Obama&#39;s health care law, arguing the Affordable Care Act will increase the cost of pizza.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/08/papa-johns-obamacare-will-raise-pizza-prices-131331.html">Politico</a>:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Our best estimate is that the Obamacare will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis,&quot; Schnatter said.</p><p>&quot;We&#39;re not supportive of Obamacare, like most businesses in our industry. But our business model and unit economics are about as ideal as you can get for a food company to absorb Obamacare,&quot; he said. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:11:25 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1243 at http://wfpl.org