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Papa John’s removes founder’s image from marketing after racial slur

14 July, 2018, 04:00 | Author: Candice Daniels
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The university is not the first sports facility to dump the Papa John's name. Since then, the fallout has been swift: Schnatter resigned from the school's board of trustees and as Papa John's chairman. Given the controversy surrounding Schnatter, U-L president Neeli Bendapudi confirmed Thursday that she and the university are "evaluating" the status of the stadium's naming rights. 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 - always been the face of Papa John's brand - is still the company's largest shareholder and remains on its board, but top executives plan on removing his image from marketing materials following the latest controversy.

The Mariners had a deal with the chain in which if the team scored five runs, a Papa John's pizza was half-off the next day.

During a Papa John's earnings call, Schnatter blamed his company's reduced sales and lowered profit forecast on the NFL's failure to stop players protesting police brutality and racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.

"Mr. Schnatter's comments were offensive and inexcusable", the club said in a statement provided to The Times.

The company told the publication it is still working out the exact timing and details as to how it plans to remove Schnatter, who has always been the face of the chain, from advertisements.

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The company's logo has been on Papa John's Cardinal Stadium since it was built 20 years ago.

Six MLB teams have suspended relationships with Papa John's since the admission of founder John Schnatter's use of the N-word on a conference call. She also noted that she spoke to Schnatter who she said was contrite over his actions and agreed with the removal of his name from the stadium.

You won't be able to buy Papa John's pizza at Target Field starting tonight.

That prompted the company's stock to recover some of the losses it suffered after the report, and shares were up 1% Friday.

"What I wanted to make sure is we got the apology out", he said. Schnatter finally slips and says the N-word out loud.; 2.

Papa John's International Inc., which began operations in 1984, has more than 5,200 locations globally.

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