Louisville reverend calls for boycott of Papa John’s pizza amid


Reverend Gerome Sutton has called on all community members to boycott Papa John’s. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
The Papa John's brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter's comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)The Papa John’s brand has been impacted by founder John Schnatter’s comments. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A boycott of Papa John’s pizza is being called for amid the use of a racial slur by the company’s founder, John Schnatter.

Reverend Gerome Sutton of the African-American Think Tank delivered a list of demands to the Louisville based company on Wednesday. Sutton, who said he had been waiting weeks for a meeting with CEO Steve Ritchie, has demanded several things – including the appointment of an African-American to the pizza empire’s board.

He also called for a boycott of the chain on Wednesdays and Fridays, saying those are the two busiest days for pizza sales….

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