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.

Found at imgur.com.

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219 Comments

  1. ecupirate

    November 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Didnt he fuck up a few years ago and send his wife flowers with his girlfriends name on it

    • Pool Keepers Son

      November 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      @ecupirate if you look at the picture they are both in the hot tub topless

  2. StewartSmithRadio

    November 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    You should’ve shown his botox face. His mouth does nothing but open and close like a muppet when talking to Payton.

    • TBVickroy

      November 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      @StewartSmithRadio I hat the way he nods his head to emphasize each point. Better ingredients, (head shake) better pizza (head shake) papa johns (final head shake)

      • StewartSmithRadio

        November 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        @TBVickroy How else is he supposed to emote with that frozen skin?

      • zel

        November 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm

        @TBVickroy  @StewartSmithRadio I know. It’s going up and down and it should be going side to side.

  3. CryBaby1

    November 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    He worked for that home. Unlike the scabs that want a free ride.

    • BigMikeAris

      November 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      @CryBaby1 Yeah you’re right.  Those people who are employees of the Papa John company just want a free ride.  DAMN YOU PIZZA COMPANY EMPLOYEES!!!

      • CryBaby1

        November 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        @BigMikeAris
         Not talking about anyone who’s working for a living. Any honest job is respectable. I was referring to those who refuse to work and are expecting (and will probably receive) handouts from the Federal Govt. (translated: our tax money)

      • K Dubya

        November 11, 2012 at 8:31 pm

        @CryBaby1  @BigMikeAris What are you talking about, where are all these people that don’t work and live of our taxes? I don’t see them? I have met people that have come on hard times and had to go on unemployment and foods tamps, and there lives were pretty fucking rough.

      • MillieHatchett

        November 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm

        @CryBaby1  @BigMikeAris corporate handouts aren’t attacked the way welfare recipients are…why don’t you have a problem paying for that? Fuck him and his shitty treatment of his employees.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        @K Dubya @CryBaby1 @BigMikeAris This is the problem with the conservatove argument. Somehow freeloader are magically grouped with people who deliver pizza and are still working hard and away from their families 40 hours a week.

      • K Dubya

        November 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        @rockdory  @K  @CryBaby1  @BigMikeAris Lets not act like most pizza delivery guys are hard working. I used to deliver pizzas and most of the other guys were high all of the time

      • sterlingblue

        November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

        @K Dubya  @rockdory  @K  @CryBaby1  @BigMikeAris
         Don’t make you a bad person…

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:23 pm

        @K Dubya @K @CryBaby1 @BigMikeAris any job you do for 40 hours a week can be hard. Looking at a computer for 40 hours can be hard. You’re also paying for daycare and away from your family no matter how “hard” the work is. The dudes doing these jobs are high because they are filled with high turnover jobs. Why? Because its shit pay. Give people a decent wage and healthcare and you’re not getting just stoners.

      • gloriajbv

        November 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

        @BigMikeAris @CryBaby1 working to pay their share of health insurance damn delivery guy 14 cents will break CEO !

    • Sonnytax

      November 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      @CryBaby1 Anthony?

  4. MillieHatchett

    November 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    so if I mass market shitty pizza – I can haz a house like that and treat the people who busted their asses for me like shit? Woohoo! God Bless Amerrrrika!

  5. smelldarock

    November 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    House?…or mini-golf?

  6. K Dubya

    November 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Didn’t he just give away like a million pizza’s or something?   Maybe he should have only given away 500,000.

    • ediblegenius

      November 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      @K Dubya i appreciate this joke

      • K Dubya

        November 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

        @ediblegenius thanks

  7. rockdory

    November 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I’d rather fewer jobs with better insurance. Especially because his employees can probably find a job with those shit wages anywhere else. Since those jobs barely pay, I’m hoping he is forced to pay for health insurance.

    • TBoAtl

      November 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

      @rockdory
       That’s where people always make the wrong assumption.  If insurance costs go up it’s simply added to the company’s overhead.  That’s what this weird looking, shitty pizza selling dude is saying.  The company never pays these increases, the costs have to be passed on to consumers and/or made up for by reducing staff while performing at the same level.  Otherwise the entire business model falls apart.

      • K Dubya

        November 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        @TBoAtl  @rockdory Fuck, that kinda makes sense

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

        @TBoAtl So charge more for the pies (it said 14 cents which I would gladly pay for folks to have healthcare). The problem is – he’ll add 14 cents and take the millions as bonus money. I’m no commie asshole but think corporations have 0 loyalty to workers. I understand we get paid but we also deliver your results. The problem here is that the prick can’t outsource the jobs to India. Corporations are not in the business of creating jobs just to create jobs. Therefore, tax breaks won’t magically create jobs unless the company actually needs the employee. If his cuts make people wait longer for pies and cost them customers they will keep them on as workers. I don’t buy the layoff shit here. We need to make the cost of doing business here that includes healthcare.

      • zel

        November 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm

        @rockdory  @TBoAtl Are you sure they can’t outsource? Because their pizzas taste like they were made fresh India then delivered here by boat.

      • TBoAtl

        November 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

        @rockdory  
        “We need to make the cost of doing business here that includes healthcare.”
         
        That’s what’s happening.  Pizza guy is just telling you the consequences of that choice.

    • Oprahs moose knuckle

      November 11, 2012 at 9:00 pm

      @rockdory Well, somehow the wizards in DC failed to make the provision that if they reduced employees hours that they still had to include them in obamacare. If they want to change the law, they have to pass the amendment in the house and again in the senate. Maybe if the congressmen read the bill maybe they would have caught that.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        @Oprahs moose knuckle they all stink. Both sides are not getting it done.

  8. filler

    November 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    as long as they keep up with the peppers

  9. Anthony From California

    November 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    He built a huge pizza company that employees over 16,000 people, I don’t really see how having a big ass baller pad makes him an asshole.

    • K Dubya

      November 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      @Anthony From California It’s not the house it the golf course, golfing makes you an asshole

    • rockdory

      November 11, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      @Anthony From California It’s the political commentary from him that makes him an asshole.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

        @rockdory  @Anthony you do realize this is the MEDIA, anytime someone announces a layoff, they ask hat was the cause. What do you want them to do? Lie and pretend OVERHEAD cost aren’t going up?

    • FLprodivider66

      November 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      @Anthony From California…Haha “big ass baller pad”!!…Love that! I like this guy’s taste…just not in pizza…

  10. DerekWeber

    November 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Obamacare will probably cost Papa Johns about $100 million annually. I highly doubt he can just take a pay cut to cover that.

    • rockdory

      November 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      @DerekWeber Another story said 14 cents a pie. Add the cost. The would rather add it and take the profits. I know this is a ridiculous perspective but I’m sure corporations were just as bent when they could no longer use slaves. Guess what -cost of doing business is not providing healthcare for workers.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

        Meant the cost of doing business is now providing healthcare.

      • DerekWeber

        November 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

        @rockdory I don’t dispute that, spread out across every pizza sold, it’s a minimal increase. The tone of the post was that this guy is an asshole because he doesn’t want out to cut into profits and that’s not really fair.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm

        @DerekWeber agree. If the cost of 14 cents a pie is a benchmark it doesn’t seem like too much. I’d pay extra here and there for goods and services for healthcare. I’d also be far more likely to support a corporation who lets it known that this is the case. If a company came out and said “we are sacrificing profits and slightly increasing cost to provide insurance for our employees” maybe they would gain a shitload of business. In order for this to work, the employees would need to be great and helpful to the customers.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

        @rockdory  @DerekWeber if thats the case then buy your own insurance and pay that tax penalty too, you know the one they said wasn’t a tax?

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm

        @rockdory  @DerekWeber you realize that these costs are considered OVERHEAD COSTS(and not just this pizza company but all companies) , and the CONSUMER(me and you) pay this cost in the final price of the product. So if you’re TOO STUPID to know BARRY is FUCKING YOU with more taxes. GOOD FOR YOU IN YOUR WORLD OF IGNORANCE!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:40 pm

        @indpendnt @DerekWeber dude, the company I work for makes 4 billion a year in profit and they’re constantly laying off or outsourcing to cheaper labor. It’s the nature of a corporation. If Mitt won and they kept the same tax cuts would that change? No. Don’t tell me how I’m getting fucked. Pass the costs onto us, I could give a fuck. We need to make giving healthcare to our workers a cost of doing business. Slave owners probably said the same shit and guess what? People till worked and got filthy fucking rich even after their free labor was gone.

      • DerekWeber

        November 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        @indpendnt @rockdory you must be confused or something. I’m not a supporter of Obamacare and i don’t have a problem with the way Papa Johns is planning to deal with it. BTW, you’ve been paying for my health care for years and you will until the day I die.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        @DerekWeber I was doing reply all. Was talking to some other cat. Hope you’re doing alright.

  11. ShowerBench

    November 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    What a loser..the Domino’s guy has his own city

  12. RN Eric

    November 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    wish he’d consider half-slices

  13. FLprodivider66

    November 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    OH…MY GOD!!…Talk about someone getting themselves a “piece of the pie”??

  14. rockdory

    November 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I’m actually making mental notes on companies proclaiming this shit and specifically not buying from them. I miss chik-fil-a and loved their sandwiches but just can’t do it.

    • zel

      November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      @rockdory Same here. That’s why I don’t buy dominos any more. They are more than welcome to have their positions, and I am more than welcome to not support them.

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

      @rockdory kidding? I try and go out of my way for Chik-fil-a!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm

        @indpendnt I used to. Now fuck them.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

        @rockdory  I’ll be eating the BEST chicken samitch and you go get your mcdonalds pc of shit. HA HA HA!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm

        @indpendnt No, I’ll cook at home. It’s all worth it to not support fucking bigots.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

        @rockdory  I like them regardless! You do realize that they donated to a religious organization, not directly to STOP THE FAGGOTS FUND?

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        @indpendnt yes. Some religious organizations are bigoted.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm

        @rockdory SERIOUSLY! Every religious org is! So are you! You’re bigoted to their views, aren’t you? Don’t they have the right to choose what the deem wrong? You do! Where should we draw the line? I bet a pedophile feels you (I assume) are bigoted!

  15. zel

    November 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I think his problem is that he let crazy Peyton Manning give away 2,000,000 free pizzas. Even after telling Peyton he only wanted to give away 1,000,000 free pizzas, Peyton told him to STFU and go play in a corner.
     
    Such a pushover.
     
    BTW, their pizza sucks anyway. Fuck him.

  16. indpendnt

    November 11, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Nothing like punishing the success of someone to pay for those who rather sit on their asses. Let’s try and create jobs. Here’s an idea-If we get people to work!
     
    At 7.9% unemployment rate its estimated that 12.3 million out of work, if we get 60% of them employment. That’s 7,380,000 people working.
     
    First benefit will be no payment of unemployment. Average a week is $295. That’s $2,177,100,000-almost 2.2 billion dollars a week and $113,209,200,000. That’s over $113 trillion a year.
     
    If the average is $21,000 taxable income pays $2700 income tax. (Not including SSN and Medicare) That’s $19,926,000,000 that’s almost $20 trillion.
     
    If you tax people for being successful, you stifle the job creation. Penalizing the Very People who can make our country better. It seems like a no brainer, but these are just estimates.
     
    Total would be 133 trillion dollars. Let that sink in!

    • zel

      November 11, 2012 at 9:26 pm

      @indpendnt
       
      Tax people for being successful? Mitt Romney paid 14% fucking percent. I paid 30%.
       
      They’re not innocent. These rich motherfuckers have most of their money in tax shelters and are paying shit.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:28 pm

        @zel how much state and local taxes did he pay? not to mention sales tax? Besides, if you don’t like the TAX LAWS get together and demand a FLAT TAX. Otherwise, you are just being dumb

      • zel

        November 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        @indpendnt
         A flat tax is not the only possible answer. And sales tax is an equal tax to all (within his state), so how much he paid is irrelevant.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:20 pm

        @zel so do you have a tax shelter like a flexable spending account or a 401K or another type of retirement account? You realize that the money he paid in taxes are on dividends and profits off property? Not from working a job? That is from money that he paid taxes on before he invested it and now they tax the extra made? I don’t think you understand this class warfare bullshit you’re spewing. Guess you never pan on being successful. You realize that when he dies, he has a death tax of 50% of everything he owns will be paid to the Government?

      • zel

        November 11, 2012 at 10:30 pm

        @indpendnt
         All the more worse! I actuallyt have to go to a job and work and I pay 30% He makes million upon millions of dollars from “moving money” and pays 14%.
         
        I don’t plan on being successful? I am very successful. and I pay 30%.
         
        And don’t you worry your pretty little heart. I’m sure he has all of those tax shelters worked out just nicely so that all of his little kiddies get the money without taxes being applied for. Then his republicans can cry and ask for a “tax repatriation” exemption.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:36 pm

        @zel why aren’t you cry babying about the 47% who pay NOTHING AND ACTUALLY GET EXTRA MONEY just for filing. Also, compare the minuscule amount that you pay, compared to his millions? 
        If we get people to work!
         
        At 7.9% unemployment rate its estimated that 12.3 million out of work, if we get 60% of them employment. That’s 7,380,000 people working.
         
        First benefit will be no payment of unemployment. Average a week is $295. That’s $2,177,100,000-almost 2.2 billion dollars a week and $113,209,200,000. That’s over $113 trillion a year.
         
        If the average is $21,000 taxable income pays $2700 income tax. (Not including SSN and Medicare) That’s $19,926,000,000 that’s almost $20 trillion.
         
        If you tax people for being successful, you stifle the job creation. Penalizing the Very People who can make our country better. It seems like a no brainer, but these are just estimates.
         
        Total would be 133 trillion dollars. Let that sink in!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        @indpendnt @zel read up on the 47%. Around 12% actually pay nothing. Most are people who work and pay state payroll tax plus other taxes. The 47% also includes senior citizens who worked their whole life and paid into social security. They did pay taxes during their whole, working life. Veterans and students also exist in this group. It’s not just bums freeloading, dude. Read up on it.

      • zel

        November 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm

        @indpendnt First off, fuck you. I’m allowed to state what the fuck I think and it’s not “crybabying”. If it is, well then you’re “crybabying too. So fuck off.
         
        Secondly, I don’t care that he paid “millions” in taxes. He has that and more to spare. If he’s a “jobs creator” (and he isn’t), he’s using the services and infrastructurethat the government has provided through the use of his taxes.
         
        Yeah, this goes back to that whole “you didn’t build that!” spat.
         
        I can already imagine your head exploding, and I love it. Roads, schools, scientific research, law enforcement, firefighting,defense. All of  these are provided by the government.
         
        Can these be provided by private companies and corporations? Sure, but only if there’s a profit to be made. I don’t want law enforcement, firefighting, and defense to be provided by the private market on a “for-profit” basis at all.
         
        Roads, research, schools. Sure, there is room for some private investment, and there is plenty of that to be seen, but there should also be a basic level of access to these things that the average person can benefit from. Because we should NOT be a nation that leaves the weakest behind.
         
        So you ask me what I think about the “47% who pay NOTHING AND ACTUALLY GET EXTRA MONEY just for filing.”
         
        First off, irony. Look it up. A few posts ago you told me that “MITT ROMNEY PAYS STATE TAXES AND SALES TAXES TOO. OMG#@!#!@#!” Guess what? So do the 47%. They pay state taxes, sales tax, federal payroll taxes.
         
        How about welfare? I agree with you, to a point. There are dirtbags out there who leech off the system and are no fucking good. My sister is one of them. She has 4 kids and is on welfare. She doesn’t have a job. What’s her next move? She has another fucking baby. She’s trash. I’ve told her that myself.
         
        But I have also known plenty of military members who have been on WIC and have qualified for food stamps. Are they fucking moochers, you piece of shit? I don’t think they are. When I was in the military, I was almost always a member of the “47%” in that I often received a refund. Was I a fucking moocher, you piece of shit?
         
        Excuse me if I ask Mr. Mitt Romney to spare a few extra hundred thousand dollars off of his multimillions he made through capital gains so that others, many of whom just need a temporary helping hand, can get through the day without worrying about what their kids will eat for the day.
         
        *rant over/won’t be responding any more*

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm

        @zel WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! They paid taxes on dividends! Yes it is a lesser amount. But if crybabies like you would fight for FLAT TAXES with NO DEDUCTIONS, then he would’ve paid the SAME PERCENTAGE as you! WAAAAAAAAA! But remember that the 47% or so that got checks for existing would’ve not got that check, but would’ve ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTED instead of being a BLACKHOLE for money! EVERYONE WINS! 
         
        Can you say COMMON SENSE, instead of WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:19 pm

        @zel BTW, should I cuss at you now? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

        @zel also, you realize those amounts don’t include Social Security and Medicare Tax. But you don’t understand that the money you pay to SS and Medicare is what they pay per employee. So consider that as well!

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:28 pm

        @zel forgot to tell you, I laughed and no my head didn’t explode. I aslo forgot to say WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    • rockdory

      November 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      @indpendnt These people are employees which ,means they are working. They are not sitting on their asses. Please know the difference and stop putting them in the same group.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:44 pm

        @rockdory  what people?

    • rockdory

      November 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm

      @indpendnt Corporations do not create or keep jobs just because they have money around. I work for a company that’s makes 4 billion/year profit and they are always downsizing. If Romney won and they kept the Bush tax cuts would that change? Fuck no.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm

        @rockdory  @indpendnt well if they don’t have the money, they aren’t as likely to invest in new products and services which DO CREATE JOBS. They also are more likely not to have small businesses start like myself who was going to invest in a company venture if Barry didn’t get elected. So use your class warfare BULLSHIT to justify your IGNORANCE!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

        @indpendnt The election is over. Hopefully we got the right guy and it all works out. That’s all I can hope for.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        @rockdory  well if you like failure, you got the right guy for the job.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm

        @indpendnt In every election I voted in they said the guy who won would ruin the country. The only one they were right about was Bush. Worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Don’t you remember him using those words? Now I’m supposed to roll back to his game plan? No thanks! I don’t have GOP amnesia. Btw – I’m a member of the GOP.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm

        @rockdory  you realize it wasn’t as bad before we spent almost a trillion dollars on so called infrastructure that actually came to 3% of a trillion dollars? Not to mention more people on disability and welfare? Seems like the last 4 years have been the worst. That trillion had NOTHING to do with a devastating collapse? Weaker dollar do to printing our money like MONOPOLY  cash. Rising fuel prices, because they voided all oil exploration on public land leases. Bailing out GM and Chrysler, then they STILL WENT BANKRUPT. Plus giving Chrysler to FIAT for ZERO DOLLARS. Really, Bush was bad for making deals with the LIBERALS who made loans to everyone for homes whether they could pay their payments or not, causing a MORTGAGE COLLAPSE? Those things?

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        @indpendnt but they do have money. They profit 4 billion a year.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        @indpendnt Higher % on welfare because the economy shit the bed. I had 4 neighbors on welfare for the first time in their lives. All are working now – things are picking up. Chill with the fear, race warfare shit. Hard working people sometimes need help.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 10:10 pm

        @indpendnt banks made those loans. After the collapse, a bank offered my buddy who doesn’t make a load of cash 500k for a home loan. It’s banks.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm

        @rockdory  the banks in MOST CASES were forced to make loans to the SAVAGES that couldn’t afford them. I know there was predatory lending, but the rules the LIBERALS set into place cause the ability for a spend your fucking ass off on 4 wheelers and toys and the like. Caused a COLLAPSE which in turn cause this depression that you blame Bush for.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

        @rockdory  I understand they have a profit, that is how they get money to pay employees bonus(sometimes) and to invest in new products and services to employ more people! If they can it makes this plan below work!
         
        Please read-If we get people to work!
         
        At 7.9% unemployment rate its estimated that 12.3 million out of work, if we get 60% of them employment. That’s 7,380,000 people working.
         
        First benefit will be no payment of unemployment. Average a week is $295. That’s $2,177,100,000-almost 2.2 billion dollars a week and $113,209,200,000. That’s over $113 trillion a year.
         
        If the average is $21,000 taxable income pays $2700 income tax. (Not including SSN and Medicare) That’s $19,926,000,000 that’s almost $20 trillion.
         
        If you tax people for being successful, you stifle the job creation. Penalizing the Very People who can make our country better. It seems like a no brainer, but these are just estimates.
         
        Total would be 133 trillion dollars. Let that sink in!

    • K Dubya

      November 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

      @indpendnt Why are you trying to hard to defend those that could give a shit about you?

  17. RFGvac

    November 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This is precisely the problem with America.  Instead of taking pride in employing and bettering the lives of the thousands he employs, men like Schnatter think they should live in opulence and force those who helped him get where he is to live in poverty.  
     
    It’s a perverted version of the American Dream.

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      @RFGvac wasn’t it his risk, hard work and business savvy that made that company successful? I AGREE, LETS PUNISH HIM FOR SUCCESS!

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

        @indpendnt @RFGvac Do you think that’s what the argument of slave owners sounded like? “Oh fu k, this guy invested in all of these slaves and he’s a successful business man…. Now we’re going to punish him for owning the whole east coast?

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm

        @rockdory   @RFGvac why does it always turn to SLAVES and me supposedly be racist if I don’t agree with BARRY and the LIBERAL AGENDA? Do you suppose cavemen gave a fuck obout what the fish in the Ocean was doing? This has NOTHING TO DO WITH SLAVES! If someone hates being productive BARRY will help them out.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        @indpendnt @RFGvac I don’t think you’re racist at all. I’m comparing it to a situation where the government said “you have to do this” to corporations. Only the change was way more drastic. They lost 100% free labor and still got filthy rich. I’m happy for successful folks and am doing ok myself. I just think we should build our country and communities by giving people healthcare.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:12 pm

        @rockdory it wasn’t free labor, they paid for them, they housed, fed them and clothed them. It was fucking bullshit that they could own someone. But it wasn’t free labor. But this so called free healthcare you think they are getting isn’t free. It cost consumers, and taxpayers. Your children and my children and our grandchildren are going to pay for these SELFISH entitled feeling assholes. Not to mention the TAX PENALTY that they said wasn’t a tax.

      • rockdory

        November 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        @indpendnt Or maybe somebody in a family gets sick they get treatment instead of going bankrupt without coverage. Keep in mind this may be working people without insurance. I just want what’s best for most people and I would pay a bit more to make it happen.

      • FanBoy1

        November 12, 2012 at 2:21 pm

        @indpendnt  @rockdory My wifes rates have increased 3 times in the past 2 years due in large part to Obamacare (the rate increase statement said just that). and only 1 time Obama actually did something about it(because enough people bitched to the media)….telling bad ole Blue cross they couldnt or shouldnt raise rates in such a large percentage of an increase…… so they backed off, a little……. then raised it 2 more times for a larger percentage then the initial  increase…… I know its confusing but thats exactly what happened in my exact case of The government yet telling another “Business” how to run themselves. I got screwed 3 X’s as hard. and Obamacare has already cost me money and I dont even use it.
         
        FORWARD 2012? no thank you.

      • RFGvac

        November 11, 2012 at 11:39 pm

        @indpendnt Yeah, all the franchises all around the country are owned, run, and operated by him.  No one helped him build the company.  He made all the pizzas, delivered them, etc.  
         
        Don’t buy the nonsense that a wealthy prick deserves EVERYTHING and no one else does.  It’s fallacious thinking.  
         
        He isn’t a great American who loves his country; quite the opposite.  He wants to keep all the money, put it in offshore accounts, pay no taxes, and have a workforce of Papa John’s employees who have to be on welfare and food stamps because he pays them minimum wage.
         
        He contributes NOTHING to America.
         
        He’s not a maker; he’s a taker.  In the worst possible way, too.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

        @RFGvac really? How many of you asshole invested you money and took a chance on a company? Bet you just work for one of these CUNTS! I think you should all quit your corporate positions and show these assholes what for! Show them how their company will fail without you! Cause another asshole like me will step in and gladly do that job to make him money. Guess what, I won’t expect him to make a pittance and me to make an assload.

      • RFGvac

        November 11, 2012 at 11:54 pm

        @indpendnt I’ve got a surprise for ya…help build a company, and the owner will sell out the first chance he gets when a larger corporation offers him a boatload of cash for the business.  Then they come in and either clean house or cut your salary in half.

      • RFGvac

        November 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

        @indpendnt And I’m not saying it should be up to the government to tell these heartless cocksuckers what to do with their money.  They should have a conscience and soul and do the right thing.  Most don’t, though.  That’s why I have zero admiration for them.  He’s not a success story in my eyes; he’s a brutal dictator.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

        @RFGvac pretty sure he paid you wages to do a job, what the fuck did you invest? If you put money behind the company you deserve something.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:58 pm

        TF does EVERYONE feel so entitled to Corporations money?

      • RFGvac

        November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

        @indpendnt We’re obviously never going to agree because you see the world in a black and white, cut and dry way.  I happen to believe there are a lot more gray areas.  Can we at least agree that the Right Wing of the Republican Party is laughable when it aligns itself with the ultra religious and tries to paint itself as the party of morality?  
         
        The CEO’s and executives you worship are guilty of every single one of the 7 Deadly Sins that I learned about in my Catholic School days, and didn’t Jesus himself say it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven?
         
        I guess God “wants” them to accumulate vast wealth at whatever cost, and rip off those beneath him.  
         
        As long as they’re anti-abortion, Jesus is on their side!

      • indpendnt

        November 14, 2012 at 7:05 pm

        @RFGvac Black and White? Cut and dry? It is either fact or a “grey” area, at least I don’t try and justify my points with emotion, I use facts and details which are obviously translucent to a liberal like yourself. I am a conservative Independent thinker. I don’t give a shit about the religious view. 
         
        I also don’t worship any CEO, Executive or Corporation. I’m sure you feel it’s a sin to make money. But these people that were working for him were paid well, had benefits and were happy. Otherwise they were stupid to be working there. You claim they shouldn’t make profits? Why the fuck would you risk your money and efforts to become successful? How do you know what he does with the profits? Maybe he is creating jobs through other ventures? What the fuck business is it of yours anyway? You act like an angry ex-wife that has done nothing with her life. Acting like an OLD WOMAN!

      • RFGvac

        November 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        @indpendnt HAHAHA!  I’m no liberal, trust me.  I’m no conservative, either.  The fact that you identify yourself as a “conservative Independent” is an oxymoron.  If you’re subscribing to an established ideal, you’re no longer an independent thinker.  
         
        And your “facts” are not facts; they’re what YOU believe.  That doesn’t make them the truth.  
         
        A Christian will say that it’s a fact that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  
         
        Millions of others wouldn’t agree that it’s a fact.

      • indpendnt

        November 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

        @RFGvac your views certainly are liberal. You are suppose to be college educated. Independant is someone who isn’t Dem or Rep. Conservative is someone who KNOWS the Government SQUANDERS money, and is tired of paying TAXES while they spend all their budgets just so they don’t lose any budget allocated for the next year. Or while I feel a woman has the right to choose to have an abortion, I shouldn’t be made to assist in the financial responsibility if I didn’t knock her up.
         
        What fact isn’t a fact? The fact that Papa John risked his own money and effort to build his business? The fact that he paid his employees a fair wage? The fact he offered benefits to them? The fact that Obamacare has driven the cost of healthcare to 3X what it was prior, so he can no longer run a business without losing prior profits and closing them all? 
         
        This is exactly why those living on the Government tit (IE Government Employee) are overpaid compared to the private sector and our Government is losing TRILLIONS of dollars. It isn’t sustainable. But you’ve never tried to be a real businessman.

  18. CigarsAndscotch1

    November 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Shame on anyone with more than me. Do we really want to live in a world where CEOs of successfull companies have nice homes? He should just absorb the costs of Obamacare let his company fail.

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      @CigarsAndscotch1 how DARE YOU talk common sense?

    • Oprahs moose knuckle

      November 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm

      @CigarsAndscotch1 Well said

  19. Oprahs moose knuckle

    November 11, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Here we go again…eat the rich. Question: how many blue collar people did he employ when he built that castle? How many is he employing currently with the upkeep? When he is building new stores? I work hard so I can one day be wealthy like that. Why is it acceptable for rap stars/rock stars, sports stars,etc to be rich and flaunt their money, but when it’s someone who makes a LEGAL business decision, they are vilified? It’s a publicly traded company, and if I was a shareholder I would applaud his decision to save the company money so share price would go up and they wouldn’t necessarily have to raise the price of pizzas to cover the cost of Obamacare. 50% of the population are invested in the stock market, so if you have a 401(k) or own mutual funds, you own stock in these “evil” corporations.

  20. ezbradley

    November 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I work for Papa Johns. I think the plan is to limit the hours of most non-management employees to less than the 30 hour part-time threshold. We will not be eligible for company insurance. I’m sure we will be eligible for whatever government subsidized healthcare is available. People willing to work and pay for their own insurance will not be given the opportunity.
       If ever there were something that needs to be socialized, it’s medicine. We all get sick. We all (hopefully) get old. We all get hurt. Healthcare should never have been tied to your employment in the first place. Why should your health ever be tied to the health of the company you work for?

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      @ezbradley why should doctors and dentist give away their work for a subsidized fee? Should you? Everyone eats, shouldn’t food be free with that example? Everyone needs a place to stay, should that be free too?

      • ezbradley

        November 11, 2012 at 10:18 pm

        @indpendnt Yes, everyone should eat and have a place to live. I see no problem with a social safety net for those who need it. We can all look out for each other and still amass wealth and live comfortable lives. No one’s asking anybody to sell their golf course.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        @ezbradley what about those who’d rather do drugs and have you pay the bills? You do understand that EVERYONE should eat for free and have free housing under your concept. EVEN THE RICH THAT YOU HATE?

      • ezbradley

        November 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

        @indpendnt There are many people society would deem failures, often due to their own actions. I will not begrudge them food, shelter and healthcare. And rich people are just people, there are no caste here. I don’t hate them or begrudge them their wealth. But if you take more you’re going to have to kick back more.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm

        @ezbradley what? you begrudge them for taking a risk and being successful! Why not make those able to work on welfare to go pick up trash etc.? Maybe find roads to pave to help pay for their meals?

      • Beer

        November 12, 2012 at 7:57 am

        @indpendnt @ezbradley Try to get a great lawyer for free…they won’t meddle in that because most politicians are or serve lawyers

      • indpendnt

        November 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

        @Beer   @ezbradley but why shouldn’t that be free too? Everyone needs a lawyer!

  21. drikulus

    November 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I get it the why and all… I own my own small business so I really do get it… but announcing it, as if people are going to have sympathy or regret their votes, is just grandiose and douchey.

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      @drikulus you do realize this is the MEDIA, anytime someone announces a layoff, they ask hat was the cause. What do you want them to do? Lie and pretend OVERHEAD cost aren’t going up?

      • drikulus

        November 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

        @indpendnt do you realize that you don’t know what your talking about??? He, the Papa Johns guy, announced in august that he would do this and spoke about it at Wednesday night after the election. Nobody out words in his mouth, nobody made assumptions abouy what he meant. He gratuitously declared it…which makes him sound like a crybaby douche..which was my point. I never said I didn’t think he was right…

  22. MoeSzyslak01

    November 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Hey look more class warfare commie bullshit on the ObamaBang. God damn him for being successful! This guy also pays more tax dollars every year than anyone reading this would pay in five lifetimes so enough with the “fair share” nonsense. No one ever got rich by hating those more successful than themselves. If all you crybabies would channel all that negative energy into doing something productive instead bitching about people who have it better than you maybe some day you can be a rich asshole too.

    • ShowerBench

      November 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm

      Fully salaried, insured and pensioned pols in the “party of compassion” must facilitate a high level of government dependency for their own political survival and personal wealth acquisition.  To do this they work tirelessly convincing their constituency they can’t get ahead much less have a house like this because the system is rigged against them.

      • MoeSzyslak01

        November 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        @ShowerBench Case in point Elizabeth Warren.
         

         
        Telling people not to even bother trying because the system is rigged against you and that those evil corporate bloodsucking rich assholes owe you my have garnered her enough votes from the crybaby with a hand out crow to get elected  but  the repercussions of people believing this horseshit is going to do much more harm than good to the economy.

      • ShowerBench

        November 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        @MoeSzyslak01 And she actually said “the system is rigged”…this from someone who was just elected to the senate, whose father was a janitor.  Of course if she used her experience to inspire people they might start to think they can “build” something, and that wouldn’t be good.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:38 pm

        @ShowerBench  @MoeSzyslak01 RIGGERS, GET IT? People who fix things to win or lose! Those damn Knitters!

      • MoeSzyslak01

        November 12, 2012 at 1:06 am

        @ShowerBench She is the worst kind of politician. Telling lazy people they’re right for not trying because they are owed a living and but for evil rich people we’d all be millionaires. So the lazy fat 39 year old who still lives in mom’s basement playing computer games and eating hot pockets all day and is on the dole because of his “carpal tunnel” and the fact he only works 12 hours a week at the hobby store so as not to cut into his gaming time hears this shit and thinks “she’s right I’m only in this position because fat cat assholes are conspiring to keep me down”.  “I’m going to vote for her so I can continue doing my civic duty (nothing) and she’ll make those rich sons of bitches pay their far share so I can finally get what I’m owed”. This entitled attitude is nothing more than the means to an end for our economy but hey if it makes people feel better about themselves because their lousy lot isn’t their fault than so be it I guess. It’s hard to argue with FREE STUFF while the economy crumbles.

  23. indpendnt

    November 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Class warefare at it’s best! This is the Obamabang!

  24. dpiller21

    November 11, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Good. He gets to do that. You know why ? He worked hard as fuck his whole life to get where he is. This is still America where u can still lay off however many lazy minority fucks you want to. Cheers papa, I’m buying your shitty pizza this weekend because of this story. Then the next day in going to get some chick-fil-a after that and fuck my legal wife on the bones. Fuck you fez.

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm

      @dpiller21 how long will that last? Barry took all the investors stock away from those that owned GM and Chrysler stock and gave it to his union supporters.

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        @dpiller21 don’t forget how he gave Chrysler to FIAT for $0-YES, ZERO DOLLARS!

  25. MoeSzyslak01

    November 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    This prick should be made to sell this house and move into a studio apartment on the ethnic side of town. Then he should have to divvy up the money from the house equally to all his non-management employees. Only an asshole would think that somebody who invests thousands of dollars and years worth of blood, sweat, and tears building a national company from the ground up should be rewarded when decades latter all that hard work and investment pays off. The nerve of some people!!

    • indpendnt

      November 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm

      @MoeSzyslak01 why shouldn’t you have to sell your stuff to help these employees? After all, you want socialism. It goes for EVERYONE once you let it!

      • K Dubya

        November 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm

        @indpendnt  @MoeSzyslak01 What is socialism, eating pizza? i am very confused here.

      • Beer

        November 12, 2012 at 7:55 am

        @K Dubya @indpendnt @MoeSzyslak01 No sociasm is eating Chicago style lasagna soup…

  26. K Dubya

    November 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Wow, people Really don’t like Papa John

  27. indpendnt

    November 11, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    explain finances to rocks and in the end they still don’t understand! Oh, I wasn’t talking to you! You understood everything!

    • K Dubya

      November 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      @indpendnt who are you talking to?

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        @K Dubya everyone, but ABOUT NO ONE. I’m sure!

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm

        @K Dubya BTW, you asked somewhere. “Why am I defending those that don’t care about me?” Because unlike the SLAGS of society, I want to become successful and if they employ people,And I can earn money and become successful myself, unlike the SLAGS who feel entitled to their money.

      • K Dubya

        November 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        I like when Paps Johns runs their specials with unlimited toppings. Sometimes I go crazy and get chicken on my pizza, CHICKEN! crazy right.
         
        By the way, what do you mean by slag, is that code for poor people?

      • indpendnt

        November 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

        @K Dubya NO IT’S CODE FOR LAZY

  28. SerotoninsGone

    November 11, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    For just $0.12/pizza Papa John’s could give its employees health insurance. Instead they will fire and cut hours.

  29. K Dubya

    November 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    How about instead of charging me the extra 12 cents just keep the peperoncinis and little tub of garlic butter sauce.

    • SerotoninsGone

      November 12, 2012 at 12:26 am

      @K Dubya mmmmmmm garlic butter sauce… now I’m starvin’!

    • BadNewsJeff

      November 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      @K Dubya
       Without the garlic butter sauce you might have to taste their pizza.

  30. Savagetunes

    November 11, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    What an asshole for being successful in America. Fez you are so far off the deep end.

  31. SerotoninsGone

    November 11, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    His douchey-ness is visible from space…

  32. shrekkalove

    November 12, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I’ve never bought a Papa John’s pizza.
     
    But I am curious where the road into the hill goes. I hope that’s where he keeps his house elves (who, obviously, don’t have insurance).

  33. EffEwe

    November 12, 2012 at 12:33 am

    This guy is so full of shit.
     
    His business isn’t selling pizzas, its bilking sucker franchisees.

  34. Recyclerz

    November 12, 2012 at 1:36 am

    The economic ignorance of some of the self-proclaimed free marketeers on here is both bemusing and disheartening.  You all do realize that capitalist hero Papa John is screwing the taxpayers of the US by not providing any healthcare coverage to his workers and externalizing the costs of their inevitable sicknesses onto all of us, even those that don’t eat his shitty “pizza”.  And with even a shotglass full of sense you would realize that the current employer-based insurance coverage system is wack and that Obamacare, far from being a socialist plot is actually a good first step to bring some market dicipline and efficiency to the provision of healthcare in this country.
    And if your primary argument about the efficacy of capitalism doesn’t rise above the Cumian School party line of “I earned it all myself and its all mine! Mine! Mine!! Mine!!!” then you should either get yourself an AM based radio program and spout there or have the good grace to shut the fuck up, stop wasting bandwidth and let the grownups handle this.

    • K Dubya

      November 12, 2012 at 7:24 am

      @Recyclerz Stop making sense, that’s not what we do here

    • Beer

      November 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

      @Recyclerz Isn’t him sticking the tax payer with his employees healthcare like the women in the “war against women”sticking us with their birth control?…can’t feed your kids but you can fuck like bunnies..

      • Beer

        November 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

        And the pizzas have at least 50% less pubic hairs

      • Recyclerz

        November 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

        @Beer it’s really the opposite. Adding birth control pills to covered Rx, while admittedly a political move, will save the insurance companies money which is why they stuck with it through the anti-fucking crew’s tantrum. PJ’s move puts more working poor onto Medicaid or into emergency rooms for uncompensated care which pushes the prices up for everyone.

      • NYC Metal Scene

        November 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

        @Recyclerz  @Beer Well stated recyclerz!

  35. fuchubh

    November 12, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Poor Papa John, indeed.  He could move his business out of the country, but unfortunately no other place in the world has quite the taste for shit pizza as America.

  36. treekiller

    November 12, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Is someone going to wake me when it’s okay to successful again? Screwing the taxpayers? how many billions a year does uncle Barak get to waste.. WASTE!  generated by what this man started.  ENOUGH ALREADY.  It used to be if you wanted health insurance you tried a little harder to get a better job, or if you were not good at trying hard you joined a union and started at the bottom. Parents are covering kids till they are 26 already if your on the cusp of 30 and the best job you can get is feeding pizzas into a conveyor, then the problem is systemic, or your just a dumb-ass.

    • StewartBumley

      November 12, 2012 at 7:41 am

      @treekiller So you’re just waiting for the right time to be successful? Cool. Success at will.

  37. treekiller

    November 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

    For the next four years I’m getting everything I can. I’ll not take any personal income and apply for my Obama phone, food stamps, free healthcare. hell I pay $50 a week in insurance now because I want to have the best. but fuck it why should I if I can get it for free.  Just let everything else build in a third party trust.

    • declinometer

      November 12, 2012 at 8:27 am

      @treekiller I think it’s cool that I told friends of mine exactly the same thing the day after he election.

    • zel

      November 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      @treekiller sure, if you qualify!

  38. johnbsr

    November 12, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I bet he claims his land as a grass farm for lower taxes too.

    • OP4

      November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

      @johnbsr Like Springsteen?  That motherfucker pay less property tax than I do in NJ.

    • ThePittsburgher

      November 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      @johnbsr I bet you eat dicks to lower taxes

  39. 6pence

    November 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

    So you think you are entitled to the money he worked for? Because you want it?

  40. Roadrash Hicks

    November 12, 2012 at 7:26 am

    cool house!

    • DeathProof

      November 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

      @Roadrash Hicks It is…good for him!

  41. Burley

    November 12, 2012 at 7:40 am

    this is a stupid fucking topic. who cares who has what. just pass it on to the consumers to pay there health care through the shitty pizza they sell and then every one is happy, and fat, and insured.

  42. Beer

    November 12, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Yep he probably bought it from selling franchises,when the market was good.i guarantee it’s been paid in full for years,now that Barry’s in office should he sell it for a loss…fuck you jealous mother fuckers..look at the house Obama lives in…you fucking paid for that house under the penalty of jail.were you forced to buy a pizza….I’m guessing not,but I guess that depends on your local laws

  43. declinometer

    November 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

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

  44. DeathProof

    November 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Nice place. Good for him!

  45. DeathProof

    November 12, 2012 at 9:04 am

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

  46. madtowntom

    November 12, 2012 at 9:16 am

    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.

    • K Dubya

      November 12, 2012 at 10:47 am

      what!

  47. NYC Metal Scene

    November 12, 2012 at 9:31 am

    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?…

    • Beer

      November 12, 2012 at 9:47 am

      • NYC Metal Scene

        November 12, 2012 at 11:58 am

        @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.

      • treekiller

        November 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

        @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.

      • Beer

        November 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

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

    • M

      November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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

  48. BlueHeelerKY

    November 12, 2012 at 9:32 am

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

    • Beer

      November 12, 2012 at 9:41 am

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

      • Pepper Hicks Coughing Fit

        November 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

        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.

      • Beer

        November 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

        @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

    • K Dubya

      November 12, 2012 at 10:46 am

      @BlueHeelerKY  Because he lives in that fucking ridiculous house, that’s why

  49. Ray in Pittsburgh

    November 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Andrew Carnegie would call this house ostentatious

  50. K Dubya

    November 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

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

  51. OP4

    November 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

    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.

  52. roweknows

    November 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

    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

  53. GSE970

    November 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

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

  54. Ziggy Stardust

    November 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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

  55. Docintoxicated

    November 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

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

  56. bmqq316

    November 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

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

    • M

      November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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

      • bmqq316

        November 16, 2012 at 10:19 am

        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.

  57. RonsCigar

    November 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    “Cancel the moat, Obama got reelected” – Papa John.

    • M

      November 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

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

  58. Aria Taint

    November 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    The house (estate) that shitty pizza built.

  59. FanBoy1

    November 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    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.

    • rockdory

      November 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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

      • FanBoy1

        November 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

        @rockdory  @FanBoy1 yep its a part time benefit free America. Forward 2012.

    • cal5000

      November 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      @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.

      • Stanmoore11

        November 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm

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

      • cal5000

        November 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

        @Stanmoore11  @cal5000  @FanBoy1 http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/09/11/829411/health-care-small-businesses/
         
        http://www.freeenterprise.com/health-care/good-healthcare-good-business
         
        http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/small-business-research/economic-research.php
         
        In the Real World you get off your fat ass and look it up

      • kingvape

        November 14, 2012 at 11:07 am

        @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

      • M

        November 15, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        @kingvape  @cal5000  @Stanmoore11  @FanBoy1 Silly Keynesian that is the broken window fallacy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gG3AKoL0vEs#! It is just redistribution through cost sharing.

      • cal5000

        November 15, 2012 at 11:07 pm

        @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.

  60. jerkaruso

    November 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

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

  61. Igglesphan

    November 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    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

  62. StewartBumley

    November 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    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.

    • treekiller

      November 13, 2012 at 6:25 am

      @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.

      • StewartBumley

        November 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

        @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.

    • creepboot45

      November 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      @StewartBumley You are either a fool or a child.

  63. FredLee

    November 13, 2012 at 8:32 am

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

    • kingvape

      November 14, 2012 at 10:58 am

      @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.

      • M

        November 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        @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.

  64. Scott_Chandwater

    November 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    wow he lives really close to that golf course!

  65. kingvape

    November 14, 2012 at 10:56 am

    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!

    • M

      November 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      @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.

  66. Kevin

    November 18, 2012 at 3:44 am

    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.