School board names facility after Papa John’s founder
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana high school baseball complex will be named in honor of the founder of Papa John's who opened his first pizza restaurant in the city, even though his...
Arby’s parent Inspire Brands buys Jimmy John’s Sandwiches
ATLANTA (AP) — The parent company of Arby's is buying Jimmy John's Sandwiches, hoping to reverse sluggish sales at the chain.
Atlanta-based Inspire Brands said Wednesday the acquisition will...
Pizza company increases gift to historically black college
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's pizza has increased the funds it is giving to a historically black college.
News outlets report the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's offer of $20,000...
Papa John’s founder gives $1M to historically black college
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The founder of Papa John's has donated $1 million to a historically black college in Kentucky after more than a year of backlash for his use of a racial slur.
Papa John’s scores Shaq to help revive its image
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's is getting "Shaq-ified."
The pizza chain said Friday that basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal will be its new pitchman, appearing in TV commercials and...
Papa John’s, Schnatter reach settlement agreement
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Papa John's has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the company's board.
Papa John’s to donate $500,000 to historically black college
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The chief executive of the Papa John's pizza chain says the company is giving $500,000 to a historically black North Carolina women's college trying to avoid losing its accreditation.
CEO Steve Ritchie announced the gift to Bennett College Thursday on his Twitter page. The college is trying to raise more than $5 million by Feb. 1 to stave off losing its status with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Judge says Papa John’s founder entitled to corporate records
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is entitled to corporate records that the company has refused to turn over to him.
John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. last year, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order to fulfill his fiduciary duties to the company, and to ensure that other directors are doing the same.
Papa John’s still struggling after founder’s departure
Papa John's continues to struggle with the fallout from its founder's noisy departure, but its CEO says a new ad campaign is helping turn things around.
The pizza chain said Tuesday it lost $13 million in the third quarter, a 160 percent decline from the July-September period a year ago.
Papa John’s founder can pursue lawsuit for corporate records
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit in which the embattled founder of the Papa John's pizza chain is seeking access to the company's books and records.
John Schnatter sued Papa John's International Inc. in July, claiming he needs the records to inform himself in order to fulfill his fiduciary duties, and to ensure that other directors are doing the same.
Papa John’s new ads: John’s out, diverse franchisees are in
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees.
The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers.
Papa John’s founder seeks court help in battle with company
NEW YORK (AP) — The founder of Papa John's has filed a lawsuit against the company, its board of directors and CEO in the latest twist in the drama surrounding the pizza chain.
John Schnatter filed the lawsuit in Delaware's Court of Chancery asking the court to help stop what he sees as irreparable harm being done to the company.
Papa John’s begins diversity training after founder departs
Papa John's will initiate diversity training for employees, three months after the company founder used a racial slur during a conference call.
John Schnatter, who had resigned as CEO last year after blaming poor sales on how the NFL handled player protests, resigned as chairman after the incident was reported by Forbes in July.
In reversal, Ball State removes name of Papa John’s founder
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Ball State University's trustees have voted to remove the name of alumnus and Papa John's founder John Schnatter from a business institute because of his use of a racial slur.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — More than 500 people have emailed Ball State University about its decision to support Papa John's founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur.
Papa John’s sales drop amid founder controversy
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's wants to move on from its famous founder, but John Schnatter says he isn't going away.
The fight underscores the challenges facing the pizza chain, which has slashed its sales outlook for the year after reporting a third straight quarter of sales declines in North America. Rival Domino's continues to post gains.
- Business WirePapa John’s Founder and Largest Shareholder John Schnatter Enters Into Agreement with the CompanyMarch 5, 2019
- BusinessWirePAPA JOHN’S INVESTIGATION CONTINUED by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Continues to Investigate the Officers and Directors of Papa John’s International, Inc. - PZZAJanuary 19, 2019
- BusinessWirePapa John’s Investigation Continued by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Continues to Investigate the Officers and Directors of Papa John’s International, Inc. - PZZADecember 8, 2018