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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:47 PM

Papa John is a terrible human being

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Reply Papa John is a terrible human being (Original post)
Drale Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
RebelOne Nov 2012 #25
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #2
The Straight Story Nov 2012 #3
pwb Nov 2012 #6
jody Nov 2012 #12
KathieG Nov 2012 #9
pwb Nov 2012 #4
crazylikafox Nov 2012 #5
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #7
MineralMan Nov 2012 #8
jody Nov 2012 #15
MineralMan Nov 2012 #18
jody Nov 2012 #21
Hippo_Tron Nov 2012 #20
jody Nov 2012 #22
qanda Nov 2012 #30
jody Nov 2012 #34
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2012 #27
progressoid Nov 2012 #32
IDemo Nov 2012 #10
barbiegeek Nov 2012 #11
barbiegeek Nov 2012 #13
FSogol Nov 2012 #14
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #16
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #23
Hippo_Tron Nov 2012 #17
jody Nov 2012 #45
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #19
MineralMan Nov 2012 #26
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #28
MineralMan Nov 2012 #33
jeff47 Nov 2012 #52
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #24
HarveyDarkey Nov 2012 #36
progressoid Nov 2012 #37
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #38
progressoid Nov 2012 #48
rso Nov 2012 #29
Darth_Kitten Nov 2012 #31
WCGreen Nov 2012 #35
white_wolf Nov 2012 #39
boxman Nov 2012 #40
Bad_Ronald Nov 2012 #41
Panasonic Nov 2012 #49
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #42
demmis19566ie Nov 2012 #43
Obamamama44 Nov 2012 #44
sendero Nov 2012 #46
Initech Nov 2012 #47
argiel1234 Nov 2012 #50
gholtron Nov 2012 #51
MineralMan Nov 2012 #54
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #53

Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:50 PM

1. Why does anyone eat his awful pizza?

Perhaps we need to pay more attention to where we do business.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

25. Had it once and that was the last and only time. I did not like it. n/t

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:52 PM

2. Yeah, but how many elevators does he have in that garage?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:54 PM

3. Check out their benefits page:

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:04 PM

6. Eligible for means they have to pay for the benefits.

Nothing says he provides any benefit at all.

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Response to pwb (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:15 PM

12. Any "benefit" provided by an employer is ultimately paid for 100% by the employee. That's just the

 

simple fact of business.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:09 PM

9. So, they already offer insurance. Why is this guy throwing a tantrum again?

If he's already offering health insurance, won't the ACA actually end up saving him money?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. Employees vow to spit in pizza if their hours are cut.

Eat poopy johns pizza at your own risk. All of these republican cheap skates lost my business. These guys are the american nightmare not the american dream.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:04 PM

5. Can we pursuade Move On or someone else to run an ad calling him out?

I'll gladly contribute. How about you?

Maybe if we can shame some of these fuckers & hurt their business they'll stop doing this shit.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:08 PM

7. We used to get pizza there regularly. I won't now. There's a small business in the same plaza.

 

Their pizza is far better (and cheaper) but they don't deliver every day. That's fine since we only get it when one of the kids is home and they can go fetch it for us. The last one we got was pineapple mushroom (my daughter's choice) and damn was it good.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:08 PM

8. Gosh, I wonder if any of his customers are Obama

supporters? Can he afford to lose customers? I'd think that would be the greater worry. Raise the price by 14 cents? Who would even notice?

Raise the price. Make good pizzas. Get them delivered on time and hot. That's how you make money in the pizza business. Moron!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:18 PM

15. If his competitors can produce at lower cost and/or better quality then he loses business. Customers

 

are the final arbiters on whether any business survives.

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Response to jody (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:23 PM

18. Yes, they do. And they make decisions for all kinds of reasons.

Some might well make the decision to forgo Papa John's pizza over this. Certainly there are plenty of options out there for such customers. I don't buy Papa John's because the one I did buy was a lousy pizza. Why would I pay for that? Same with Dominos. These days, I opt for Papa Murphy's, and bake them at home. They're great, affordable, and I just stop by and pick one up when I'm in the mood for Pizza.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:27 PM

21. Makes sense to me. It's all up to customers. nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:26 PM

20. People don't switch to another pizza chain because the pizza is 14 cents cheaper

His customers would probably not even notice the difference.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:28 PM

22. Agree but still customers can decide. nt

 

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Response to jody (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:44 PM

30. Top 5 food mark-ups where restaurants make huge profits

Some cursory research on the subject gave me these rough figures. A medium pizza from any one of The Big Three chains costs about $2.60 to make. That comes to 25 cents for the dough, $2 for the cheese, and 35 cents for the sauce. Even if you go all the way up to a large with everything, you're looking at a cost of about $4 to $4.50. Compare these to the retail pricing, and you're basically getting robbed!

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/09/08/top-5-food-mark-ups-where-restaurants-make-huge-profits/

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Response to qanda (Reply #30)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:54 PM

34. Agree "getting robbed!" Customers decide how to spend their money, often they don't spend wisely. nt

 

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:41 PM

27. Well, like a good Democrat, I went and got my free pizza last year after the "Call it" coin

toss promotion... but no, that pizza is awful.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:45 PM

32. We used to get their pizza 30 at a time for a school fundraiser.

Not any more!

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:11 PM

10. Home made tomato basil mozzarella pizza.

Papa who?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:13 PM

11. I heard the same thing about Northwest Insurance & Pepsi

Pepsi is a lie.

But what the hell is going on.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:16 PM

13. Either these are horrible rumors n& the company should know or The press should report on this

I heard this about Northwest insurance too

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:17 PM

14. Last night he was on tv giving a $1 million check to the American Red Cross.

I don't buy his pizza and hate his politics, but there are much worse examples of republican scumbags around than him.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:20 PM

16. People shouldn't eat much pizza, anyway. It's a heart killer. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:38 PM

23. Pizza isn't the problem, it's eating too much.

Pizza loaded with meat and veggie toppings is a good complete and balanced meal unto itself, the problem is people eat too much of it. A serving is 2 or 3 slices depending on the size of the pizza.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:23 PM

17. I'd gladly pay an extra 14 cents per pizza

14 cents is the kind of price increase that people don't really notice. I don't think it's going to hurt his demand for pizza. If it's going to employees' health care that's fine by me.

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Response to Hippo_Tron (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:08 PM

45. Finally a voice of reason. nt

 

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:26 PM

19. I prefer to avoid the big chains and buy my pizza from small local restaurants

It's hit or miss as to whether the pizza is better but you can find better sauces and crust that way. And I lament the way America has become homogenized to the point where a lot of towns across the land now look alike, with the same malls and mini-malls offering the same goods and food from the same franchises. To me it's incredible that someone who merely has found a homogenized way to slap pizza sauce and cheese on bread can live the lifestyle of a captain of industry while scientists working on cures for cancer probably are going home to modest apartments.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

26. Pizza quality is hit and miss in general. Finding a dependable pizza place

that almost always bakes a good pizza takes time and experimentation. Narrowing the field is important.

I avoid the franchise pizza places, in general. For the others, I have a look at their menu before trying their pizza. I look for several things. First, I want to see what cheeses they use on their plain cheese pizza. Then, I look to see if they offer simple specialty pizzas, like a Margherita Pizza. Finally, I look for traditional, but sometimes less popular ingredients being available. For example, if anchovies aren't on the ingredient list, I don't try the place and move on to another one. Why? Because it's a traditional ingredient, even if it's not frequently ordered. A good pizza place offers anchovies, because they're traditional and some customers like them.

It's nice living in a large city. Lots of good pizzas out there.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:43 PM

28. If you are ever in Fargo, try Duane's House of Pizza!

YUM!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #28)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:48 PM

33. I will do that. My wife's been bugging me to drive up to Fargo

for some reason. Maybe I'll say yes, just to visit that pizza place.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:14 PM

52. If you come here, try Pizza Hut

Seriously, town in NY settled by Italians, still has a huge Italian-American population, and Pizza Hut is the best pizza in town.

I have no idea why the people around here think slapping Hunts sauce on a cheap par-baked crust and top it with fake cheese is a good idea.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:39 PM

24. I'm a big fan of a regional chain called Pizza Ranch.

Please tell me Pizza Ranch isn't run by a 'Bagger!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:13 PM

36. It is, sorry

 

Surfing the Pizza Ranch website might give you pause when answering that question. According to PizzaRanch.com, the restaurant's vision is "to glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in." It's mission, "to establish every Pizza Ranch as a business ministry opportunity." Pizza Ranch corporate officials declined to comment for the story.

More here: http://cedarfalls.patch.com/articles/politics-and-pizza-gop-candidates-make-pizza-ranch-a-common-stop

I don't go because of the religious music they play incessantly.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:14 PM

37. Sorry, but it is!!

It was started in the most Republican county in IA. I used to live in that area. These are the people that LOVE Steve King.

The founder is buddies with one of IA's most bigoted, extreme RWer. http://akopsa.wordpress.com/2011/07/21/the-pizza-ranch-blue-bunny-and-bob-vander-plaats/

Pizza Ranch is a Christian based company. This can be seen on their mission/vision posters in their restaurants and on their website. The Pizza Ranch vision is "To glorify God by positively impacting the world we live in." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizza_Ranch

It's also a popular stop for Republican candidates: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/26/nation/la-na-pizza-ranch-20111227

Ironically, one of the other founders went to prison for sexual assault on a couple teen boys that worked for their restaurant: http://siouxcityjournal.com/mobile/article_da1646b2-2ef7-58fa-994e-f44b559baa0d.html


All that considered, my parents eat there and they are life long Democrats. But they live in a town where there isn't much else to choose from.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #37)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:15 PM

38. NOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #38)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:10 PM

48. I've only eaten the pizza but have been told the chicken it good

Oh well.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:44 PM

29. Papa Jerk

How about boycotting his stores ?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:44 PM

31. His life must suck.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:58 PM

35. It's been a very long time since I had a really good pie...

Most of the stuff we have around here is addicted to sauce with a kick and it overwhelms everything else.

The chain stuff is crap and the only good thing about Papa John's is it's open a lot later than the other joints.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:33 PM

39. A castle?! A freaking castle?!

I swear this guy could give William Hearst a run for his money in the arrogant douchebag department. Can someone make a "Citizen Kane" movie about Papa John?

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

40. He always seems like a smug asshole on his commercials

How do you get that stinking rich by owning a crappy pizza franchise? Dominos and Pizza Hut are bigger.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:40 PM

41. And his pizza sucks too.

 

As an Italian, I find his cardboard-like pizza to be an affront to good taste. As a human being, I find him to be an affront to decency. He should be stuffed into one of his own pizza ovens.

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Response to Bad_Ronald (Reply #41)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:34 PM

49. That's EXACTLY what I wrote on my complaint letter.

 

The employees should be stuffing Papa John Schnatter into one of his ovens.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:44 PM

42. Bitter Pizza!

Papa John.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:45 PM

43. Yes he is

 

And his pizza is horrid

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:18 PM

44. He's got a shit product I don't eat anyway?nt

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:30 PM

46. One bite of Papa John's "pizza"..

.... with its sweet sauce and its sweet crust for gosh sakes and I didn't ever want another bite again. They'd put sugar in the cheese if they could figure out how. "Better ingredients?" My ass.

When businesses claim they are going to lay off employees, I remind myself of one simple fact. If they are selling product they have to have people to produce it.

So if he has to spend a few cents per pizza in new taxes, what should he do? Fire people so he can make fewer pizzas? Bullshit. Never happened and never will.

To anticipate the next bullshit argument, now that pizzas (everybody's pizza, they all pay more taxes) cost a few cents more, what will happen to the pizza business? Nothing, not one goddam thing, that is what.

All of these people claiming they are having to lay off because of Obama are LIARS throwing a TEMPER TANTRUM.

I wish I could boycott Papa John's but I already wouldn't eat that swill if it were free.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:48 PM

47. Papa John can go fuck himself.

The uber wealthy have become impossible to control in this country.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:36 PM

50. Looking at that palace its obvious the money doesnt go to pizza ingredients

 

greedy right wing profit hungry piece of shit(Papa John that is)

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:04 PM

51. Thank God I live in Chicago

There are plenty of pizza places I can go. Hello Giordano's

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Response to gholtron (Reply #51)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 08:20 PM

54. The last time my wife and I were in Chicago,

and it was several years ago, we found ourselves outside of Pizzeria Due. Very long line outside at dinnertime waiting to get in. We had decided to go somewhere else, and were walking by, smoking. The guy letting people in said, "Hey! You two. You want a smoking table?" "Sure," we said, and were ushered in from the front of the line, taken upstairs and had a terrific Pizza Numero Uno. I guess being smokers worked out that time.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:15 PM

53. Quote from Warren Buffett:

"Thereís class warfare, all right, but itís my class, the rich class, thatís making war, and weíre winning."

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