To say things have not been going well for Papa John’s seems like an understatement. It all started towards the end of last year, when the pizza chain’s then-CEO John Schnatter blamed slumping sales on the NFL protests against police brutality and racial injustice in this country, a move that scored him fans in the alt-right (Papa John’s was the official NFL pizza sponsor until February of this year.) Schnatter then stepped down as the company’s CEO, but remained the head of the board and the public face of the company.
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