Papa John's takes a knee in earnings call controversy

18 November, 2017, 02:26 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • Papa John's takes a knee in earnings call controversy

"NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders", said the chain's CEO, John Schnatter, in a call with analysts.

The chain's CEO, John Schnatter, had blamed slow pizza sales on the national anthem protests, saying in a November 1 earnings call that "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders" and that the protests "should have been nipped in the bud a year and a half ago". We also believe, as Americans, we should honor our anthem.

Schnatter previously blamed commissioner Roger Goodell for allowing the anthem protests to continue rather than take a harsher stance against the demonstrations.

"The NFL has hurt us", Schnatter said.

The CEO's remarks led neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer to endorse Papa John's as the official pizza of the self-proclaimed alt-right - an accolade the company rejected.

The OnePlus 5T Is Official
You'll get Android 7.1 Nougat at release, with the company making the standard promise to update your device as soon as possible. To calm the users, OnePlus has assured that it will launch the betas for both the OnePlus 5 and 5T before the end of this year.

Declining viewership and loss of advertising revenue were previously raised as major concerns by Jerry Jones, Dan Snyder and other National Football League owners regarding potential negative consequences of the ongoing anthem protests.

The movement was started past year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled to protest what he said was police mistreatment of blacks. The four major networks (NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox) are all suffering declining viewership, according to CNN.

The pizza company was sure to appease as much as possible, claiming it was "open to ideas from all" for solving the protest issue, "Except neo-nazis".

Member of the San Francisco 49ers kneel and stand during the playing of the National Anthem.

. The Business Insider retail reporter Kate Taylor noted last week that 18 other NFL sponsors refused to say whether they were reevaluating their NFL sponsorship deals or experiencing a negative sales impact attributed to the protests among NFL players.

Schnatter's comments were widely reported, and Papa John's was trending on Twitter for several hours afterwards.



Is James Franco joining the X-Men franchise?
No release date has been set for this film, but we assume it's still a ways away as its now in the early stages of development. We assume that will not be the case in the new movie , as most of The Last Stand continuity has been wiped from existence.

Antonio Conte insists sparkling loanee duo have a Chelsea future
Hodgson is confident that the recent success will not negatively influence the young midfielder and that the staff at Palace will keep him grounded and focused.

Mobile launching new BOGO deal on flagship smartphones on November 17th
If you have your heart set on the iPhone 8 Plus , T-Mobile is also offering a second one for a discounted rate of $99.99 Dollars . Meanwhile, T-Mobile's prepaid brand MetroPCS today announced a deal for those willing to switch from a different carrier.

Bihar court orders filing of FIR against Farooq Abdullah over PoK remark
Such opportunistic, dual policy of Farooq Abdullah is in front of public. "PoK does not belong to India". Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on August 15, Dr.

George Clooney returning to TV with Catch-22 series
Catch-22 is the first acting gig for George in quite some time, as his last significant appearance was in 2016's Money Monster . The Hollywood star will direct and star in a TV adaptation of Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch-22, about the absurdity of war.

Cris "Cyborg" vs. Holly Holm is Finally a Go
Cris "Cyborg" Justino answers media questions at the UFC Gym in La Mirada, California on Thursday, July 27, 2017. UFC 219 also features a lightweight contender bout between Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Kenya: Chaos on Mombasa Road as Police Disperse Nasa Supporters
The nullification of Kenya's August election was the first time a court in Africa had overturned a presidential vote. He added that he blamed the "reckless, insensitive and primitive response" on Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta .

Abercrombie & Fitch: Q3 GAAP net income increases to 0.15 dollar
Stifel Nicolaus reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company in a research report on Monday, November 21st. Shares of Abercrombie & Fitch Company ( NYSE:ANF ) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.55.

West Brom manger Tony Pulis defends his record as pressure mounts
People tell me we're this, that and the other. "It's only the second time since 1967 this club has finished as top Midlands club". Fans have never been to keen on Pulis' direct style of play, but when the results are there it's hard to complain too much.

Gigi Hadid Will Not Walk In The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Perry upset Chinese officials when she performed in a sunflower dress and waved the Taiwanese flag during her gig in Taipei. The surprise exit comes months after a video of Hadid triggered an outpouring of criticism on Chinese social networks.