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Papa John's Pizza is based out of Louisville, Kentucky.
It is a proud supporter of the NFL and the University of Louisville.
Most of the franchises are independently owned. Young entrepreneurs could become very successful if they purchase a Papa John's franchise.
The company's CEO and founder, John Schnatter is a big time Republican. He openly endorses Donald J. Trump for president. He criticized Barack Obama's health care law by saying it will force him to cut hours of loyal workers.
He trashed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and his quest to make a fair living wage a reality proposal. He believes Trump is great for business.
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On a conference call, Schnatter was beeyotching to shareholders about profits being down and the NFL's rating slump is the fault of the players.
"The NFL has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and [team] owners' satisfaction," Papa John's founder and CEO John Schnatter reportedly said on a conference call. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders." The company frequently runs commercials during games, and said they were going to start moving some of their ad dollars away from the NFL.
"This should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago," Schnatter added. "Like many sponsors, we are in contact with the NFL and once the issue is resolved between the players and the owners, we are optimistic that the NFL's best years are ahead. But good or bad, leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership."You know you done fucked up right?
Many on Black Twitter clapped back at Schnatter saying that he is a fool for blaming peaceful protesting for his company's woes.
The Root also noted the controversial relationship with retired football great Peyton Manning. The Super Bowl champion was accused of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior during his years at the University of Tennessee.
Others said that Papa John's will be the last choice of pizza. Basically some are calling for a Black boycott of the company.
Papa John's did pull back on some of their NFL advertisements.