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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…

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…

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…