The embattled former CEO also resigned as Chairman of the board of Papa John’s and as a trustee of the board from the University of Louisville.
What We Know:
Yesterday, Black News Alerts reported that John Schnatter, former CEO and current chairman of the board of Papa John’s had used the word ‘nigger’ during a sensitivity training conference call. Read that report here.
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the company’s board late Wednesday, hours after apologizing for using the n-word during a May conference call with a marketing agency.
Schnatter, a Trump donor who stepped down as his company’s chief executive in January after he said that National Football League player protests were hurting his pizza sales, was the subject of a news report in the business publication Forbes that documented his use of the racial slur. He confirmed the allegation in his apology.
Schnatter resigned from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees after the local branch of the NAACP called on him to be removed.
According to the company’s website, Schnatter founded Papa John’s Pizza shortly after he graduated from Ball State University. He opened the first restaurant in 1985, in Jeffersonville, Ind., and eventually expanded to more than 5,100 locations around the world.
This story will be updated at Urban Newsroom.
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