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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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Pizza Hut To Expand Caribbean, Latin America Footprint


Milind Pant, President, Pizza Hut International and Pablo Juantegui Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Telepizza Group (PRNewsfoto/Telepizza)

PLANO, Texas, and MADRID, Spain, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the world’s largest pizza restaurant company with nearly 17,000 restaurants in over 100 countries, and Telepizza Group (BME: TPZ), the largest non-U.S. pizza delivery company worldwide with more than 1,600 stores in over 20 countries, today announced a strategic deal and master franchise alliance to accelerate growth across Latin America (excluding Brazil), the Caribbean, Spain (including Andorra), Portugal and Switzerland.

The landmark deal doubles Pizza Hut’s footprint in the regions covered by…

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Pizza Hut bets on LatAm, Caribbean with Telepizza franchise deal


May 16 (Reuters) – Yum Brands Inc’s Pizza Hut said on Wednesday it signed a franchise agreement with Madrid-based Telepizza Group SA, in a deal that would make the U.S. company the largest pizza chain in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Telepizza will oversee nearly 1,000 Pizza Huts and contribute nearly 1,500 of its stores to Pizza Hut’s global unit count across all markets including Spain, Portugal and Switzerland, as a part of the deal.

Over a period of time, Telepizza would convert all its stores in Latin America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean into Pizza Hut stores, Milind Pant, Pizza Hut International president told Reuters in an interview.

Latin America accounted for 6 percent of Pizza Hut’s total sales in 2017, according to Yum Brands’ first-quarter earnings release.

“As…

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