Papa John’s Founder John Schnatter Says He Ate “Over 40 Pizzas In 30 Days” And Promised “A Day Of Reckoning”
Papa John was trending on Twitter yesterday and today, because its founder, John Schnatter, did a ludicrous interview, which was like the Papa John’s Pizza version of that video where O.J. Simpson says that he has some “getting even to do.” Well, John promises a pizza “reckoning” on the horizon. Sounds ominous… and sort of delicious–I mean if it’s something other than dusty-ass Papa John’s.
TMZ says that John did an interview with WDRB Kentucky, and it’s weird. He basically rags on his old company saying that it’s shit without him and laments the new people running the show. In case you forgot, John was let go from Papa John’s because he dropped the N-word during a conference call. Simple mistake, could happen to anyone! Well about that, John says it was a set up and it never happened. Yes, there are witnesses to him saying the N-word but get the context: He was lamenting racism and was trying to convey his own hatred of racism by quoting another famous founder… …who used the N-word? Great explanation.
Here’s some of what he said about Papa John including how he feels about their pizzas:
“I feel so negative and pessimistic about the company that I’ve sold a lot of stock. I’ve probably had over forty pizzas–forty–in the last thirty days. They don’t make the pizza the way that I used to make it–the way we used to make it. It just doesn’t taste the same.”
He also had thoughts about board members Olivia Kirtley and Mark Shapiro saying they should be jailed:
“Olivia Kirtley and Mark Shapiro should be in jail. It’s that bad. What they’ve done is just wrong, and they’ve hurt a lot of people.”
And he promised that a “day of reckoning will come” and that we should “stay tuned” because:
“The record will be straight.”
Here’s some of the best quotes including an ominous, deep-voiced chuckle:
The Papa John interview is lovely pic.twitter.com/bpDMDm9t9G
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 26, 2019
I can’t imagine this man’s life. My favorite line is the emphatic: “He has no pizza experience” in reference to Mark. Like, bitch: not possible. Has he at least not eaten one? I mean he doesn’t have 40 pizzas in 30 days-level pizza experience. That’s a master-level of intestinal damage only true Pizza Masters can achieve. This is a lot of emotion to put into a pizza which is a lower grade that Little Caesars but John Schnatter clearly eats, breathes, sleeps and bleeds pizza. …Literally “bleeds pizza” because his heart valves are clogged from those 40 pizzas he shoved down his face.