Earlier this week, Papa John's founder John Schnatter, who already resigned as CEO over a series of PR blunders, announced he was stepping down as chairman of the board after allegedly using a racial slur during a conference call.
Participating area Papa John's stores had offered 50 percent off pizza orders the day after a Nats win. That prompted the company's stock to recover some of the losses it suffered after the report, though the shares were down slightly Friday morning. But Yankees first baseman Greg Bird's grand slam against the Orioles on Wednesday didn't receive that treatment. The marketing agency proceeded to drop Papa John's as a client, even at significant financial cost, according to Forbes.
Papa John's will pull the image of founder John Schnatter from its logo and TV adverts after he used the N-word during a media training session about how to avoid PR blunders. He resigned late Wednesday night.
Bendapudi said she is trying to differentiate between Schnatter and his company, noting multiple times how many people who work at Papa John's and how cutting ties completely could impact them.
While many have put their relationships with the brand on hold, there were a few teams across the league that made a decision to maintain their deals with Papa John's, disavowing Schnatter's comments and praising the brand for its swift action, while cited long-running partnerships with local store owners and operators who shared their values.
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In a complicated arrangement, the school's deal is with Schnatter himself, not the Papa John's brand, and provides that if he leaves the company, Schnatter can rename the building.
Schnatter used the offensive term while undergoing training on how to avoid future PR disasters with media agency Laundry Service, after he previous year controversially blamed NFL national anthem protests for his company's sagging pizza sales. 'Regardless of the context, I apologize, ' the statement said. Take, for example, one from the summer of 2016, when Schnatter's usual red Papa John's shirt was replaced with a "Ghostbusters" jumpsuit in a 30-second TV spot and on a movie-themed pizza box.
Today, it has more than 3,400 locations in North America.