Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Finance | By Claude Patterson

Louisville: Papa John didn't respond to text message about stadium name change

Louisville: Papa John didn't respond to text message about stadium name change

The name change comes just days after reports that John Schnatter, founder and chairman of the Louisville-based pizza chain, used the n-word during a company conference call in May. As the leader of Papa John's, I'm sorry.

In an interview with San Francisco news station KRON 4, Schnatter blamed the company's marketing agency, with which he was on a phone call when the incident occurred, for overblowing the story. These are the people in your communities from all walks of life who work hard to provide you with better service and better pizza.

Papa John's is struggling to revive its business as Domino's Pizza Inc. and a resurgent Pizza Hut eat into its market share. We will then set clear goals to do better.

The committee said it will oversee an outside auditor's investigation into Papa John's culture, including the company's existing processes, policies and systems related to diversity and inclusion.

He added, "The entire senior management team will also be visiting key locations across the country and hold listening sessions with employees in our stores to talk about what they are seeing and give them a platform to voice their concerns". "But we don't want to do business with Roger Goodell, period".

I will personally be leading this effort because there is nothing more important for Papa John's right now.

Earlier this afternoon UofL president Neeli Bendapudi said she hadn't reviewed changing the name of the stadium, but I'd say that will soon happen. We are only in business because of you. "And it's our honest wish that we'll continue to have the honor of serving you". Eventually, Pizza Hut took over as the new official pizza sponsor, though Papa John's still had agreements with 22 teams at that time.

Again, perhaps it was unforgivable that the CEO's first attempt at a letter failed to show enough compassion and didn't offer an overt apology. They can ill-afford any more missteps.

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