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UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Papa John’s, Schnatter reach settlement agreement

Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain’s board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable …

Struggling Papa John’s names activist investor as chairman

Papa John’s teams up with activist investor Starboard Value to turn around falling sales.

JPMorgan slashes its stake in Papa John’s

JPMorgan Chase & Co., which held more than 5 percent of Papa John’s shares at the end of last year, has cut its holdings on behalf of clients to 2.4 …

Papa John’s founder seeks court help in battle with company

The founder of Papa John’s has filed a lawsuit against the company, its board of directors and CEO in the latest twist in the drama surrounding the pizza chain.

Papa John’s sales drop amid founder controversy

Papa John’s says a key sales figure dropped 10.5 percent in July, and that it can’t predict how long and badly it will be affected by the fallout with its …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5 p.m.

Papa John’s founder: I should be back as chain’s public face

The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain does well with him as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from …

UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

It’s incredibly hard to fire a founder even if he deserves it

The long, costly fight for control at Liberty Tax illustrates just how hard it can be for businesses to sever ties with founders who don’t want to go. It’s also …

Papa John’s founder sues for corporate records

The founder of Papa John’s pizza is suing for access to the company’s books and records after he resigned this month amid reports he used a racial slur during a …

Papa John’s founder regrets resigning as chairman

Papa John’s International’s founder John Schnatter regrets resigning as chairman after using a racial slur during a training session and believes the company’s board mishandled the situation by pushing him …

Papa John’s further shuns founder, evicting him from offices

Papa John’s International’s board put further distance between the pizza chain and its outspoken founder John Schnatter for using a racial slur, agreeing to review all ties to him, evict …

UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Papa John’s to pull founder from marketing

Papa John’s, which has had founder John Schnatter at the center of its logo and in TV ads, plans to pull his image from its marketing after reports he used …

UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 9:19 p.m.

Papa John’s says founder resigned as chairman of the board

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board.

Pizza Hut replaces Papa John’s as NFL’s pizza sponsor

So long Papa John’s, hello Pizza Hut. The NFL announces a multi-year marketing deal with Pizza Hut on Wednesday, one day after the league and Papa John’s said that they …

Papa John’s founder exiting as CEO weeks after NFL comments

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by players – comments for …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Papa John’s apologizes for ‘divisive’ remarks after slamming NFL

Papa John’s International Inc. apologized for making “divisive” comments after Chief Executive Officer John Schnatter blamed the NFL’s national-anthem controversy for hurting its sales.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 11:18 a.m.

Papa John’s cites NFL controversy in weak pizza sales growth

Sales growth at Papa John’s is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

UPDATED: Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Drug cops: Employees sold more than pizza at Papa John’s in Sammamish

Five employees at a western Washington state pizza restaurant police say were selling drugs in the parking lot have been arrested.

Panera sues former executive, Papa John’s over trade secrets

ST. LOUIS – The restaurant chain Panera alleges in a lawsuit that a former executive who left to go to work for pizza chain Papa John’s took trade secrets with …

Papa John’s reopens several local restaurants

Three Spokane-area Papa John’s restaurants that closed in January will reopen, starting today. Preston House, owner of six Boise-area Papa John’s, said relaunch of the 101 N. Argonne Road store …

Pizza chains put premium on experience

Papa John’s, official pizza sponsor of Super Bowl XLIV, will be on the sidelines today in Spokane, but many of its former employees won’t be. The franchisee for Eastern Washington …

Pizzeria woos laid-off workers

Pizza Hut Inc. will hold a job fair for displaced Papa John’s employees next week, the company’s regional director of operations said Wednesday. Steve Abigail said Pizza Hut could use …

Papa John’s pizza stores in region close unexpectedly

Papa John’s restaurants in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and other Eastern Washington communities closed Monday night. Tish Muldoon, spokeswoman for Papa John’s International Inc., said franchisee North Country Pizza shut down …

Papa John’s franchisee closes 12 pizza locations

Papa John’s restaurants in Coeur d’Alene, Spokane and other Eastern Washington communities closed Monday night.