John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s, says that his “conservative values” made pizza better.
The founder and former CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, recently talked about how the company made “better pizza” and used “better ingredients.”
During an interview on August 4 at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Schnatter talked about his time at Papa John’s before he quit in 2018 because he used a racial slur, HuffPost said.
Even though the company’s pizzas used to be one of the best, he says it is now “down with Little Caesars.”
Schnatter said that Papa John’s success was due to quality, service, the company’s culture, and one more thing.
“We built the whole business on traditional ideas. Truth and God are two of the most important parts of conservative thought “he said. “If you live your life by your values, you’ll win.”
In an interview with Bloomberg in November 2021, Schnatter called the public’s anger at him “a crucifixion.” “It wasn’t right. It was wrong. It was not good.” He blamed the “progressive elite left” and dishonest Papa John’s executives, scheming ad agency reps, bad public relations, and a lack of public relations skills for his failure.
He said, “The Papa John’s story completely disproves the ideas of the left.” “This is the U.S. The American dream is possible.”
Schnatter said that Jason Stein, who was CEO of the company’s ad agency at the time, Laundry Services, used racial questions to control a conference call. Bloomberg says that Schnatter thought Stein wanted him to say something embarrassing.
The restaurant tycoon was upset about the controversy and said, “What bothers me is that Colonel Sanders called Blacks’ [epithet].” “I don’t know, I’ve never used that word before.”
A few months later, on July 11, Forbes told the world that Schnatter had used the slur. Even though the article said he said Sanders said it, it didn’t go into detail about the conversation. Schnatter quit as chairman the same day. In an interview with a local radio station two days later, he said he was sorry. He said, “I can’t talk like that, even if it’s private and behind closed doors. They’re trying to make sure I don’t do the same thing I did.” “I did it, I’m sorry, and I own up to it. I’m sick of it, to be honest.”
Schnatter says that he wants Papa John’s to apologize and say that he was treated badly. He says, “They know what they did.” “Papa John’s is shredding a lot of papers and throwing away computers right now so that if I do get back in, they won’t leave a paper trail.”
Schnatter said something mysterious about “five entities” controlling the media, academia, and “everything else” during a “Back to the 1970s” segment at CPAC on Thursday. He did not say what the five things were.