"I see mostly strategic continuity, but I expect Steve Ritchie to also put his own imprint" on Papa John's", he said.
In October 2017, during a conference call with Papa John's investors, Schnatter blamed the NFL nation anthem protests for the company's for financial performance, reportedly saying "The NFL has hurt us". The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer even posted an article asking whether Papa John's was the "official pizza of the alt right", forcing the company to say it does not want "hate groups" buying the chain's pizza.
USA upholds 300 per cent tariff on Bombardier C Series jet
Canada's government will review the final determinations to consider next steps and options for appeal, she said. Boeing said Bombardier hurt its chances of selling its 737 airplane in the US , which Bombardier denies.
Schnatter has now decided he would step down as CEO of Papa John's, effective immediately.
Papa John's stock closed at $59.23, down 2 cents or 0.03 per cent on Thursday. "This should have been nipped in the bud a year-and-a-half ago". But the comments and negative sentiment sent shares dropping by as much as 13 percent the day the news broke. Schnatter often appears in advertisements during National Football League games, and has credited its close relationship with the National Football League and particularly quarterback Peyton Manning for sales boosts in the past.
On Nov. 14, the company sent out an I'm-sorry tweet: "The statements made on our earnings call were describing the factors that impact our business and we sincerely apologize to anyone that thought they were divisive".
Cuba President Raul Castro to step down in 2018
Initially, Feb. 24 was the date set for when the National Assembly would meet and pick the country's next president. But Cuba watchers had speculated that he would stay in his post longer.
This is not the first time that Schnatter has stepped down as CEO.
The drop in viewership of the NFL has caused Papa John's to re-evaluate their NFL Sponsorship altogether. Schnatter returned as CEO three years later. "We couldn't have a more proven leader to guide Papa John's through its next stage of growth".
BoE will allow European Union banks to operate as normal after Brexit
The 21-month transition would align the UK's final departure with the end of the EU's seven-year budget, to which Britain contributes.