Papa John’s Founder Admits in Interview That He Ate 40 Of These in 30 Days

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The founder and former chairman of Papa John’s has admitted in a recent interview that he has eaten 40 pizzas in thirty days.

According to Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, the company has changed its recipe.

In an interview with Fox affiliate WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky, Schnatter said, “I’ve had over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days, and it’s not the same pizza, it’s not the same product.”

Schnatter had been ousted as chairman lat July over racist comments. He had filed several lawsuits against the company since then.

Schnatter believes that former CEO Steve Ritchie, who resigned from Papa John’s in August, and the board of directors used the incident to “steal the company.”

Activist hedge fund Starboard Value is helping the company with its image and as part of the deal, Starboard CEO Jeff Smith became chairman of the pizza chain’s board. The company appointed Rob Lynch, former president of Arby’s, as CEO earlier this year.

“He doesn’t really have a passion for quality, and probably most important — he doesn’t have a passion for people,” Schnatter admitted.

Social media users quickly had comments about the interview with Schnatter, with one user calling the interview “wild.”
Another user had said Schnatter looked “wet” during the interview.

Disclaimer: We have no position in Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) and have not been compensated for this article.

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