1. Getting into politics
People don’t typically want a side of politics with their cheap pizza. In 2012, Schnatter stepped in a big pile of controversy after saying Papa John’s was not supportive of Obamacare, and the cost of each pizza would rise between 11 and 14 cents. He even said his company would take tactics to offsets costs, such as cutting employee hours. The statements lead to a major uproar and boycotts.
Making matters worse, in his 2017 book, Schnatter argued that regulations were taking America “on the path to becoming what Germany was in 1867.”
Additional reporting by Eric McWhinnie.
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