Papa John’s made some waves recently when he blamed his declining sales on the NFL’s inability to properly handle the National Anthem protests.
After those statements, a popular neo-Nazi web site proudly proclaimed Papa John’s the “Official pizza of the Aryan master race.”
The big papa was not too pleased about it, and a PR rep actually made a statement to the Courier Journal, as they were not about to let the company be linked to the race-intolerant site, saying:
“We condemn racism in all forms and any and all hate groups that support it. We do not want these individuals or groups to buy our pizza.”
None of what Papa John’s has done over the last week has helped its stock much, as it has dropped almost 9 points since the start of November.
The pizza chain probably didn’t want to involve itself in a political battle, but it’s right in the middle of one. That may be the cause of the sales drop, or maybe more people are realizing that Papa John’s just isn’t that good.