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Papa John’s founder and former CEO John Schnatter resigned from his position as chairman of the board on Wednesday.
Schnatter’s resignation comes one day after he admitted to using the N-word during a May conference call with a marketing agency.
The company said it would appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks.

Papa John’s founder and former CEO John Schnatter resigned from his position as chairman of the board, one day after he admitted to using the N-word during a company conference call in May.

The company said it would appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks, according to a press release.

Schnatter’s resignation comes a day after the executive was reported to have used the N-word during a May conference call with a marketing agency. The purpose of the call was to address the backlash after Schnatter suggested the NFL and some of its players’ national-anthem demonstrations drove down the pizza chain’s sales.

“On the May call, Schnatter was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups online,” a source said in a Forbes report Wednesday. “He responded by downplaying the significance of his NFL statement. ‘Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s,’ Schnatter allegedly …read more


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