Papa John’s is removing founder from ads after he used racial slur

Papa John Schnatter- The Founder CEO & President of Papa John's Pizza

In the wake of a scandal involving a racist slur that has forced the resignation of Papa John's Pizza founder John Schnatter from the company's board, the Rangers are suspending all promotions and advertising deals with the embattled pizza chain, a club official said.

Schnatter contributed $20 million toward the construction of the stadium that bears the name of the company he founded.

Schnatter has also stepped down as the company's board chairman after apologizing for the comment earlier this week.

Papa John's plans to pull founder John Schnatter's image from marketing materials following reports he used a racial slur. He owns almost 30 percent of the shares, and remains on the board even after ceding his role as chairman.

Companies can leverage great personal stories to connect with customers, said Keith Hollingsworth, a professor at Morehouse College's business department.

While on a call with a marketing agency, John defended his comments about the National Football League, saying KFC didn't face backlash when "Colonel Sanders called blacks n--s", Forbes reported.

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The No. 4 US pizza chain had already been showing less of Schnatter in its major campaigns. The sourced told the AP they were "not aware" of plans to change the brand's name. Papa John's has noted in regulatory filings that its business could be harmed if Schnatter's reputation was damaged. Schnatter owns almost 30 percent of the stock. "But at the moment, you have to be very decisive and show you take this very seriously", Hollingsworth said.

Schnatter owns almost 30 percent of the company's shares, which fell after the report but rebounded when he said he would depart as chairman.

According to Forbes, the call involved a role-playing exercise that was supposed to give Mr Schnatter experience in dealing with hard issues. "Regardless of the context, I apologize", the statement says.

Bendapudi said at a Friday news conference that the school hasn't yet worked out financial details for changing the stadium's name, ESPN reported. The Baltimore Orioles, no strangers to embarrassment themselves in 2018, suspended their efforts to poison fans with 50% Papa John's discounts every time the team scores five or more runs - a promotion activated 29 times in 93 games this year. For the first three months of this year, the chain said a key sales figure fell 5.3 percent in North America.

Papa John's, based in Louisville, Kentucky, began operations in 1984 and had more than 5,200 locations globally.

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