Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter Suggests His ‘Conservative Values’ Made Pizza Better


John Schnatter, the former CEO founder of Papa John’s, recently reflected on how the company provided “better pizza” and “better ingredients.”During an August 4 interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Schnatter shared memories of his time at Papa John’s before he resigned in 2018 following backlash over using a racial epithet, reported HuffPost.

He claims that the company’s pies were once ranked among the top pizza chains. “down with Little Caesars.”Schnatter believes Papa John’s success can be attributed to quality, service, culture and another ingredient.

“We built the whole company on conservative values. Conservative ideology has two of the most critical attributes: truth and God,”He said.”If you run your life on principle… you’re going to win.”

Schnatter called for public outrage against Schnatter “a crucifixion,”Interview with Cathy in November 2021 Bloomberg. “It was unethical. It was immoral. It was evil.”His downfall was attributed to the deceitful Papa John’s executives, scheming advertising agency reps and public relations incompetence. “progressive elite left.” 

“The Papa John’s story totally debunks the left’s ideology,”He said. “This is America. You can live the American dream.”

Schnatter claimed Jason Stein was the CEO of Laundry Services’ then-ad agency Laundry Services and that he manipulated a conference calling by asking him racially related questions. According to BloombergSchnatter believed Stein was trying to lure him into embarrassing statements. 

Restaurant mogul and restaurateur, Mr. “What bothers me is Colonel Sanders called Blacks’ [epithet],'”Schnatter spoke. “I’m like, I’ve never used that word.”

Forbes published Schnatter’s use the slur a few months later on July 11. While the article stated that Schnatter had spoken to Sanders about the epithet, it did not detail the conversation. Schnatter was also forced to resign as chairman that day. In an interview with a local radio station, Schnatter later apologized. “I can’t talk like that, even if it’s confidential and it’s behind closed doors, and they’re trying to make sure that I don’t do exactly what I did,”He said. “I did it, and I own it, and I’m sorry. I’m sick about it, frankly.”

Schnatter says he would like Papa John’s to apologize and admit that he was mistreated. “They know what they did,”He said. “There’s a whole lot of shredding and computers getting thrown away right now at Papa John’s to make sure that if I do get back in, they don’t leave a paper trail.”

During a “Back to the 1970s”segment at CPAC, Schnatter made a mysterious claim about Thursday “five entities”Controlling the media, academia and “everything else.”He didn’t reveal the names the five entities.

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