Poor Papa John


Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter declared this week that because of Obama’s election victory and the anticipated cost impact of Obamacare on operations, the chain will have to reduce employee hours and pass the increased costs on to the consumer. Poor bastard. Here’s a picture of his house.

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213 comments
Kevin
Kevin

Wonder how many of you bashing Papa Johns have ever made anything successful, or put in a decade of scraping by to build a business, or been willing to sell your car to get the money to start out in business?   Anyone?  How much money do you donate to charities each year?  How much money do you pay in taxes?  How much property taxes come out of your pocket?  Licensing fees?  How much money do you contribute to the healthcare of others (PJ's contributes to health, dental, vision, life and disability for their employees)?  How many actually worked during college instead of relying on others to pay for things for you?  Again, anyone?  You want health care, but don't want to pay for it, you want college, but think someone else should pay the tab.  You want, you want, you want, but only the rewards, never the responsibilities.  No wonder this country is dying.

kingvape
kingvape

I love this bullshit Republican/Corporate talking point.

 

Here is the thing, when the governement raises taxes on a corporation (or in this case insists that you treat your employees like humans, and give them legit healthcare), that somehow it is neccessary for the company to pass on the cost to either the consumer or its employees.

 

Guess what YOU RICH FUCKS, YOU have been asked to cough up the extra dough (sorry for the pun) to help pay for things like road maintance which a pizza delivery company uses disproportionately to an average person.

 

So when YOU pass that cost off by raising prices or killing jobs, YOU ARE THE FUCKING ASSHOLE!

Fred-MBDW
Fred-MBDW

Yeah....screw him for being successful and trying to keep his business viable!!! Jackass

StewartBumley
StewartBumley

All these guys crying about being punished for success. He looks really abused from that picture. No one's jealous, imbecile. You can't honestly look at shit like the above and sympathize with their complaints. I personally have no sympathy for anyone who makes above 100k per year. If you have complaints and make that much money, you have,or are, fucked up big time.

Igglesphan
Igglesphan

So what ?  Can I see a pic of your house?  I hope you are not doing better then me cauae if you are I want me some.....asshole!   Who took the risk and work like a bastard ?  AND HIRED THOUSAND OF EMPLOYEES?  Fuck all you jealous socialist haters......unintended consequences of liberal shit policieis....fUCK YOU

jerkaruso
jerkaruso

What a total asshat this guy is. Also, his pizza blows goats.

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

Good for Papa John. I hope More business follow suit. I know perosnally of 2 more local owned business's that will be doing the exact same thing.

 

 

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

The house (estate) that shitty pizza built.

RonsCigar
RonsCigar

"Cancel the moat, Obama got reelected" - Papa John. 

bmqq316
bmqq316

I also heard he was going to have to cut back on the number of crocodiles in the moat...fuckin' Obama.

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

Can we get back to the fact that this guy wants people to call him "Papa".

Ziggy Stardust
Ziggy Stardust

Nice place, must be rough, but wouldn't it be easier to NOT have a store every 3 miles? 

GSE970
GSE970

Ron said it best, "As long as there is an Italian alive I am not eating Papa John/Pizza Hut/ Olive Garden etc." 

roweknows
roweknows

weird how my local small shop pizza chain is in no sweat about it .. yet papa johns who basically gives a free pizza  away every day  and papa points  and 5 dollar large pizzas are  about to feel a real crunch .. if your busniess is good at what they do u dont have to worry about it .. but when ur reputation gets bad  demand can get low very fast .. ask dominoes

OP4
OP4

Papa John's is now a publicly traded company.  Shareholders get really pissed when there shares stop making a profit. 

 

And the greedy pricks are donating $1 Per Pizza Order Today to Sandy Relief.  Assholes.

K Dubya
K Dubya

The only thing people like more than hating the rich is hating people that hate the rich

BlueHeelerKY
BlueHeelerKY

Why blame a guy that started a business from scratch and became successful?

NYC Metal Scene
NYC Metal Scene

How much does one have to accumulate in order to be happy?...People are truly suffering and it doesn't look as if Papa John is going to be homeless anytime soon... Why can't he do the right thing and just help people?... I bet he is a "Christian" as well.  Papa John is a fucking dick!  What else can be said that Recyclerz hasn't already said quite eloquently below?... 

madtowntom
madtowntom

My nephew networked all electr. to the 'puters in his house, the house in ky,.. said Jon was a nice guy, i think he's a douche. His pizza leaves a bit to be desired... good taste.

DeathProof
DeathProof

E-rock's garlic butter saw habit paid for a lot of this!

 

declinometer
declinometer

Class envy. Obama has you right where he wants you!

M
M

 @kingvape This is exactly the incentive government regulation creates for business.  The costs will always be shifted to employee or consumer that is how it works. The people who will be hurt the most from these regulations are the consumers and the middle class workers.

kingvape
kingvape

 @FredLee Hey Fred, who uses the road more, you or Papa John...so who owes more money towards such things?  Oh yeah, it must be his minimum wage employee you would rather tax, damn 47 percent.

 

treekiller
treekiller

 @StewartBumley there are thousands of people in new jersey and new york state that pay 20% of that in property taxes alone. REGARDLESS of what they make. 100 grand is not enough to support a family in some parts of the country, once you factor in Taxes (Property, state, Income and another 7% whenever you want to buy something)  here in Florida 100k would support a family of 4 but not a lot of places. 

cal5000
cal5000

 @FanBoy1 Thats hilariously stupid. Any business that puts spite before profits deserves to be crushed.

 

Study after study has shown that looking out for your employees helps grow your business.

 

Fuck Papa John and his shit pizza, I order from the local mom and pop pizzeria. 

rockdory
rockdory

@FanBoy1 Most likely shit jobs that will be easily replaced. The people are probably better off. Good luck!

M
M

 @RonsCigar Using mockery or ridicule in place of a real argument is simply a fallacy.

M
M

 @bmqq316 Using mockery or ridicule in place of a real argument is simply a fallacy.

Beer
Beer

@BlueHeelerKY I guess now that newyork is fixed from all the hurricane damage,we have more important things to worry about....like pizza men

M
M

 @NYC Metal Scene Your religious appeal has no weight in this argument. Sorry, but try some economics.

M
M

 @kingvape  @FredLee Your argument assumes the government should be building roads in the first place and therefore spending tax dollars or borrowing.  Private business came first, then roads and bridges.  They weren’t originally developed by governments. They were developed by merchants who began establishing trade routes.

StewartBumley
StewartBumley

@treekiller I should have clarified that I didn't mean a household total income. That being said, if 100k isn't enough for some parts if the country, there are some destitute folks there. I wonder what percentage of people in these high cost areas make less than 100k. 95 percent? Income disparity is/ has been growing for a long time. It's a problem.

Stanmoore11
Stanmoore11

@cal5000 @FanBoy1 Where did you see these studies and to you live in the real world

bmqq316
bmqq316

Trying to be uptight, insightful and overly serious on a comment page where people make jokes and bust balls is equivalent to flatulence...lighten up big man.

Pepper Hicks Coughing Fit
Pepper Hicks Coughing Fit

It is interesting to me when self made guys, like Mr. Beer, find them selves in a comfortable financial lifestyle. Beer forgets what it was like coming up working, trying to pay the bills. Add not having health insurance on top of that. It isn't fun.    Why is it hard to pay people a little more, when he is making millions for a low quality product. 

NYC Metal Scene
NYC Metal Scene

 @Beer  @NYC "Papa John’s will donate $1 for every replica Camaro sold on the company’s website to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which provides support and holiday gifts to children in need. In addition to giving a $1 to charity, customers who buy a toy Camaro for $4.99 also will receive a coupon for a free medium cheese pizza."

"Louisville-based Papa John’s operates or franchises 3,458 restaurants worldwide and had revenues of $263.9 million in its Sept. 27-ended third quarter."

 

Why not just donate the entire $4.99, the price of the toy?  Let's not kid ourselves, Papa John's "charity" is actually advertising for his shitty pizza chain.  If a person is going to give, then just give and save the self-indulgent press releases.

 

"The company also is donating 5,000 replica Camaro cars directly to Toys for Tots, a retail value of $25,000 in toys and $50,000 in pizza. The company estimates its total donation to the 2009 Toys for Tots campaign will exceed $155,000. "  This is probably cheaper than actually advertising.

cal5000
cal5000

 @kingvape  @Stanmoore11  @FanBoy1 The Broken Window Fallacy is in and of itself, a fallacy. We live in a consumer economy. Money changing hands does way better than acquiring wealth ever will. Tragedies do benefit our economy especially as we seek to rebuild our manufacturing base.

kingvape
kingvape

 @cal5000  @Stanmoore11  @FanBoy1 Here are some similar figures that make the same point, when you try trickle down you hurt the economy:

 

For every $1 the government spends on foodstamps $1.73 is recirculated back into the economy.  

 

For every $1 in Bush Era Tax Breaks $1.23 is recirculated back into the economy.

 

These figures are from Moody's

 

 

 

Beer
Beer

@Pepper Hicks Coughing Fit I was born and raised on ramin noodles,that's why I work hard...I don't want to be punished for getting as far away from that as possible...ps don't forget to check the fries..I hate when they are cold

Beer
Beer

@NYC Metal Scene @NYC Would you rather he did nothing?

treekiller
treekiller

@NYC Metal Scene @Beer @NYC actually it can be written off taxes at full retail value. And pizza cost is like $2/pie so donating pies and toys is a good business move. the advertisment is bonus.