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11:23 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Papa John Schnatter Responds After Employee Leaves Racially Offensive Voicemail


Papa John's chief executive John Schnatter has issued an apology after an employee in Sanford, Fla., accidentally left a voicemail brimming with racially offensive language to a customer.

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 YouTube video, which, obviously, has offensive language.)

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10:34 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Colbert Lampoons Papa John's

Comparing Papa John's pizza to "the ass of a raccoon that drowned in your birdbath" political satirist Stephen Colbert mocked founder and CEO John Schnatter for his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

Schnatter, who is a well-known Republican fundraiser, said President Obama's health care overhaul will increase the cost of pizza and hurt business. Since then, he has been criticized for being a cheapskate and mistreating employees, with threats of a boycott by Democratic activists.

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1:11 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Papa John's CEO: Health Care Law Will Raise Pizza Prices

In a conference call, Papa John's CEO and founder John Schnatter spoke out against President Obama's health care law, arguing the Affordable Care Act will increase the cost of pizza.

From Politico:

"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," Schnatter said.

"We'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," he said.

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