Papa John’s Says Founder Has Resigned as Chairman of the Board
John Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May 2018.
- Published 12 July 2018
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NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May. Schnatter, who has appeared in TV ads for the pizza chain, still owns about 30 percent of the company’s shares. Forbes reported that Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. When asked how he would…