Good morning, Netizens...
[Portions from KREM-2 News]
As you may well know by now, North Country Pizza, Inc., the franchisee for the local Papa Johns Pizza franchises, has closed the Spokane-area Papa Johns Pizza stores rather abruptly, leaving their employees jobless, and rattling the local economy. However, according to Grant W. Riva, an Attorney speaking for North Country Pizza, stated:
"Please be advised that our client, North Country Pizza, Inc., the former operator for the local Papa Johns Pizza franchises, fully intends to address all of its legal and financial obligations, including payroll to its employees. North County Pizza, Inc is regretful that the current economic situation in which it finds itself has forced the temporary closing of the local stores. It is anticipated that a new operator will reopen most of these stores in the very near future."
It could not happen too soon, in my opinion. I have somehow acquired a taste for Papa Johns Pizza. However, Papa Johns will have to hustle, given that the chain states in their national advertising they are a “Proud Sponsor of Super Bowl LXIV”.
How can you be a proud sponsor of the Super Bowl with your stores shuttered and closed? Of course they did say they would reopen most of these stores soon. Somewhere in the dismal wasteland of corporate America the phones are ringing off the wall.