Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter Suggests His ‘Conservative Values’ Made Pizza Better

John Schnatter, the former CEOAnd founder of Papa John’s, recently reflected on how the company provided “better pizza” and “better ingredients.”During an August 4 interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Schnatter shared memories of his time at Papa John’s before he resigned in 2018 following backlash over using a racial epithet, reported HuffPost.

He claims that the company’s pies were once ranked among the top pizza chains. “down with Little Caesars.”Schnatter believes Papa John’s success can be attributed to quality, service, culture and another ingredient.

“We built the whole company on conservative values. Conservative ideology has two of the most critical attributes: truth and God,”He stated.”If you run your life on principle… you’re going to win.”

Schnatter drew the outrage of the public against him “a crucifixion,”In a November 2021 interview Bloomberg. “It was unethical. It was immoral. It was evil.”He blamed his downfall on deceitful Papa John’s executives and scheming reps at ad agencies, public relations incompetence and the “progressive elite left.” 

“The Papa John’s story totally debunks the left’s ideology,”He stated. “This is America. You can live the American dream.”

Schnatter claimed Jason Stein was the CEO of Laundry Services’ then-ad agency Laundry Services and that he manipulated a conference calling by asking him racially-themed questions. According to BloombergSchnatter believed Stein was trying to lure him into embarrassing statements. 

Restaurant mogul and restaurateur, Mr. “What bothers me is Colonel Sanders called Blacks’ [epithet],'”Schnatter stated. “I’m like, I’ve never used that word.”

Forbes published Schnatter using the slur on July 11, 2011, a couple of months later. While the article stated that Schnatter had spoken to Sanders about the epithet, it did not detail the conversation. Schnatter was also forced to resign as chairman that day. Two days later, he apologized in an interview with local radio station. “I can’t talk like that, even if it’s confidential and it’s behind closed doors, and they’re trying to make sure that I don’t do exactly what I did,”He stated. “I did it, and I own it, and I’m sorry. I’m sick about it, frankly.”

Schnatter claims that he needs an apology from Papa John’s and an admission that he was wrongly treated. “They know what they did,”He says. “There’s a whole lot of shredding and computers getting thrown away right now at Papa John’s to make sure that if I do get back in, they don’t leave a paper trail.”

During a “Back to the 1970s”segment at CPAC, Schnatter made a mysterious claim about Thursday “five entities”Controlling media, academia, and “everything else.”He did not give the names of the five entities.


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