Papa John's is no longer the "official pizza of the NFL"

Papa John’s used to be known for making medium-good pizza pies, but the company inadvertently found itself in the middle of an extra-large shitshow last year when CEO John Schnatter—Papa John himself—suggested that the NFL protests were hurting sales because of Papa John’s status as the “official pizza of the NFL.” …

Papa John's now resorting to literally telling neo-Nazis to fuck off to get people to like them again

It’s been a weird couple of weeks for the Papa John’s online marketing team, as they continue to desperately try to spin their way past negative comments the company’s founder and CEO, John Schnatter, made earlier this month, blaming protesting NFL players for the company’s declining profits. First, they had to watch…

Papa John’s has now been forced to tell racists not to eat its pizza

It’s never a good day in the life of an online brand when its PR spokesperson is forced to craft a statement ordering racists to stop eating or enjoying its pizza. And yet, thanks to a confluence of NFL protests, “alt-right” manipulation, and a bunch of boneheaded comments from its founder, low-rent pizza chain Papa…

Papa John's CEO blames NFL protests for his shitty pizza company's shitty profits

This shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but let’s find out: Papa John’s pizza is gross. The sauce is too sweet, the crust too doughy, and the cheese is either rubbery or so oily it slides right off of the slice like a sheet of ice off a rooftop on a sunny winter’s afternoon. Founder and CEO John Schnatter hasn’t…

Read This: The glorious history of pizza dipping sauces

Here’s the thing about dips: If there is one, and no one is around to judge us, we will dip anything into it. Hey, if it makes bread taste better, it will surely do the same for everything else on your plate, be it veggies, steak, or cake. Is there a food that’s not enhanced by ranch? Or Papa John’s garlic dipping…

A man is suing Papa John’s for texting him too much

Nobody likes a clingy friend who constantly has to check in to see what you’re doing, especially if that clingy friend is Papa John Schnatter—or at least the Papa John’s pizza chain he started. According to TMZ, a man named Jonathan Anozie actually got so many texts from his local Papa John’s that he’s suing the…

Papa John’s and Pizza Hut sold heart-shaped pizzas yesterday that looked like war crimes

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and with it a series of futile, capitalistic corporate gestures that all pale in comparison to a 12-second video Anthony Hopkins recorded outside a farmers market. Still, a heart-shaped pizza isn’t a bad idea; all those chunky red and thin ropes of cheese sort of look like veins. But…

Some Nintendo fans think Papa John’s is teasing a new game console

Considering that video games tend to attract people who are good with technology and also love uncovering hidden secrets, it’s actually pretty surprising that any video game companies are able to keep their announcements under wraps these days. Nintendo isn’t like most other game companies, though, because it…

Papa John puts Frito chili pie on pizza, is trying his best here

America’s divorced pizza dad who’s really trying, Papa John, has introduced his latest in a long series of dinners that we all just have to get through: the Fritos Chili Pizza. Created in collaboration with PepsiCo, Papa John’s “beverage partner” who’s definitely not trying to replace your beverage mom, the Fritos…