Papa John’s pizza continues to flounder after it was reported that the company’s Founder and Chairman John Schnatter had used the N-word in a conference call aimed at preparing Schnatter to take on a more public view. According to Forbes, the company was planning to re-introduce Schnatter as a large part of the Papa John’s marketing campaign after he had stepped back because of his controversial NFL comments. Schnatter stepped down as CEO late last year in response to backlash caused by his remarks blaming the NFL protests for a slow in Papa Johns’ business.Read More
By Brian Murphy, Foodable Contributor
Baseball season is close with spring training already underway. This translates to a lot for establishments that look forward to more patrons coming in to watch a baseball game or are neighbors with a major league ballpark. The excitement about the start of baseball season is an even larger deal for the many vendors throughout the country that offer their signature items at the games, a business decision that gains restaurateurs and breweries exposure and potentially a new clientele.
Stadium Food Redux
There are baseball purists and longtime fans of the game that romantically stick to a hot dog at the ballpark, with the cliché peanuts and Cracker Jacks thrown into the mix “because it’s in the song.” Something about that feels good and nostalgic, but times have changed at the ballpark.Read More