Papa John's Founder Resigns Amid Fallout Over Using N-Word on Conference Call

Papa John’s is moving on without its namesake founder.

The pizza chain announced the resignation of John Schnatter as chairman of the board late Wednesday following a backlash over the founder’s use of the N-word on a conference call in May.

Forbes reported on Wednesday that the former face of Papa John’s used the racial slur during a call between the chain’s executives and a marketing agency called Laundry Service.

Schnatter was reportedly asked how he would distance himself from racist groups...


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