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Papa John’s dropping key ingredient from its ads: founder John Schnatter

14 July, 2018, 01:32 | Author: John Swanson
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According to the Washington Post, the Nationals were the latest team to do so, releasing a statement on Friday saying they "do not condone discrimination of any kind", and have suspended their partnership with the pizza chain, adding that the team "remain [s] supportive of our local operators who have been fantastic partners for more than eleven years". I have decided, with the support of our Board of Trustees, to rename our football stadium "Cardinal Stadium" and to remove John Schnatter's name from the Center for Free Enterprise at our College of Business effective immediately. Schnatter argued that the protests had harmed Papa John's image, since the National Football League was prominently featured in its marketing campaigns.

Pizza-craving baseball fans have other - and, frankly, better - options at Target Field, including Pizza Lucé (Section 234), by-the-slice Freschetta (Sections 122 and 318), and stone-oven personals (Carew Atrium).

Papa John's is getting sliced from the University of Louisville's stadium, university officials announced Friday.

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The deal provides that if he leaves the company, Schnatter can rename the building. Earlier in the week, the school said Schnatter resigned from its board of trustees. Of that total, $14 million came from Schnatter personally and the remaining through Papa John's global on a deal that runs through 2040.

The two incidents with Schnatter seem to be linked, as Forbes reported that Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. The Miami Marlins, meanwhile, announced they would be closing the Papa John's concession stand at their stadium. The resignation came hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.

The Minnesota Twins have "indefinitely suspended" sales of Papa John's pizza from their activation at Target Field, according to a team spokesman.

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Papa John's isn't the only pizza option at Target Field. 'Regardless of the context, I apologize, ' the statement said. Several people told Friedland how inappropriate and hurtful his use of the word was.

The company can not afford to alienate customers, with sales already under pressure from rivals such as Domino's.

Every time the Orioles scored five runs or more in a game this season, customers received a 50 percent discount the following day on regularly-priced Papa John's menu items ordered online by using a promo code. For the first three months of this year, Papa John's said a key sales figure fell 5.3 percent in North America.

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