Last Call: Restaurant Chains Closing Locations by 2020
Papa John’s has more complicated reasons for its decline in sales over the last few years. Let us tell you why. The former CEO of the pizza company was not the greatest of guys. In 2018, a Forbes article outed the businessman, named John Schnatter, for using the N-word while he was on a conference call. Because of this, he had to give up his CEO position and then ultimately, his role as chairman. This, along with rumors of an awful company culture where sexual harassment was common, has lead to a number of Papa John’s store closures this year.