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Papa John's


Papa John’s swallows a poison pill

The company took steps to ward off a potential hostile takeover from its founder, or others.


They said what?: When restaurant execs go rogue

John Schnatter is the latest in a long string of restaurant founders and executives to say something their brands deeply regretted. Here’s a look at some of the better-known instances from the past.

Pizza Hut stands to gain the most, but the problems will roil the market, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Forbes report says Schnatter was subject to two confidential settlements over allegations of inappropriate conduct.

A report says the two held merger talks before John Schnatter’s resignation, which says a lot about both companies, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

A sale could be the only option for the chain going forward, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The founder has hired a high-powered attorney and has taken aim at the company’s board.

The company wants its founder to stop doing media appearances after a series of interviews over the weekend.

In a special episode of RB’s podcast, "A Deeper Dive," Technomic's Robert Byrne talks about Papa John’s reputation challenges.

The company’s decision follows its founder’s resignation after using a racial slur.

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