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  • Papa John's founder John Schnatter says he welcomes hedge fund Starboard

    With investment from Starboard, the number of directors at Papa John's jumped to nine from six, diluting the influence of the company's founder at the pizza chain.

    CNBC
  • Papa John's CEO: We're hopeful we can bring founder John Schnatter along after Starboard deal

    Papa John's CEO Steve Ritchie said that the company hopes that founder John Schnatter stops feuding with the pizza chain after it announced a deal with hedge fund Starboard Value.

    CNBC
  • Papa John's is hoping to bring back Papa John (PZZA)

    Papa John's is hoping to bring back founder John Schnatter, CEO Steve Ritchie told CNBC on Tuesday.  Schnatter resigned as chairman in July 2018 after he used a racial slur on a media training conference call. On Monday, the company announced a $200 million investment from a hedge fund. Schnatter presented a competing plan to Papa John’s board on Saturday after learning about the proposal, but the company rejected it. Watch Papa John's trade live. Papa John's is hoping to bring back founder...

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  • Papa John’s offering employees free college tuition

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – Papa John’s is serving up something amazing. The pizza company is offering employees free college tuition. The chain has teamed up with Purdue University Global. Today we announced a partnership with @purdueglobal to offer a fully funded college benefit program for corporate team members at all levels (drivers & store employees too) with more than 180 degree options and flexible scheduling. More here: https://t.co/uYp5U7pd9j pic.twitter.com/JFwMGB2dVC — Papa John's...

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  • Suit: Waffle House manager used racial slurs against diners

    ATLANTA (AP) — A federal civil rights lawsuit says a manager at an Atlanta-area Waffle House used racial epithets to refer to customers of Mexican descent. The lawsuit filed Monday says the alleged discrimination happened

    WTOP
  • Papa John’s, Evolus rise; Gannett, Allergan slip

    NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Papa John's International Inc., up $ 3.46 to $41.97 The head of the investment firm Starboard Value is being named board chairman at the troubled pizza chain, while also investing $200 million. Gannett Co., down 25 cents

    The Washington Times
  • Struggling Papa John’s names activist investor as chairman

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Struggling pizza company Papa John's has turned to activist investment firm Starboard Value to help it engineer a turnaround. Starboard CEO Jeff Smith will become chairman of Papa John's board. Also named to the board are Anthony Sanfilippo, the former chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Entertainment

    The Washington Times