Papa John Schnatter

He was one of the most recognizable faces in the pizza game - plastered on television ads and pizza boxes around the world, Papa John Schnatter built a massive pizza empire out of a broom closet in a bar in Indiana.  Being the CEO of a company definitely has it's perks, but as we've seen in the past few years with him and many others, it has it's downfalls as well.  But was Papa John set up by the company he hired to help him?  Or is he a (broom) closet racist and let it all hang out on a conference call?  We'll dive into this and a whole lot more on this episode of AHC Podcast.

 

 

Intro music credit: TeknoAXE - Down in the Bog - Rock/Hard Rock - Royalty Free Music

 

 

 

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