The company had a strong relationship with the University of Louisville, but on Wednesday, the university announced Schnatter had resigned from its board of trustees and it would consider re-naming its Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The school is taking action after the pizza chain's founder, John Schnatter, reportedly complained that Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using a racial slur. Schnatter finally slips and says the N-word out loud.; 2.
Schnatter donated $14 million personally to help fund the 20-year-old stadium's construction and subsequent expansion, and the Papa John's company added another $6 million, according to the Courier-Journal.
Still, Hollingsworth said he doesn't think the latest Schnatter incident will hurt Papa John's over the long run because people often have short memories.
Schnatter later apologized for the remark, which was made during a media training exercise after he was asked how he would distance himself from racist groups. Schnatter argued that the protests had harmed Papa John's image, since the National Football League was prominently featured in its marketing campaigns.
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"The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans", the Marlins said in their brief statement announcing the suspension of Papa John's-related activities.
The stadium's name will be changed from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium to simply Cardinal Stadium.
That isn't the case in Miami or Tampa Bay, however, where the city's baseball teams have ended promotions with Papa John's after Schnatter's usage of the N-word, the Tampa Bay Times reports. He said the comment was taken out of context but that he nevertheless felt "sick" about the incident.
Bendapudi also explained she spoke with Schnatter, who supported the decision to remove the name so it won't be a distraction to the program, according to 93.9 The Ville. Since then, the fallout has been swift: Schnatter resigned from the school's board of trustees and as Papa John's chairman. He is also the company's biggest shareholder, with 30 percent of the stock. Schnatter subsequently issued a statement acknowledging the use of "inappropriate and hurtful" language.
Papa John's began operations in 1984 and had more than 5,200 locations globally. For the first three months of this year, the chain said a key sales figure fell 5.3 per cent in North America.
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