Papa John’s Apologizes Over Racist ‘N-Word’ Voicemail Via Facebook


When Youtube blows up because one of your employees was singing the “nigger song” on someone’s voicemail, then you’ve got a whole lot of damage control to do.  Papa Johns is begging for mercy over this one, and this situation only serves to hurt the brand they’ve been trying to build.  A note to Papa Johns:  Be careful who you hire. 


John Schnatter, Chairman and CEO of Papa John’s, posted an apology on Facebook Monday about two former employees who left a racist voicemail for an African-American Papa John’s customer.

On May 19, a black Papa John’s customer in Sanford, Fla., received a voicemail message, allegedly from the man who had just delivered his pizza. Apparently, the worker had “butt-dialed” the customer and left an N-word riddled, racist rant on the customer’s iPhone, complaining about the tip .

“That’s the only requirement for being a n****r,” the employee says. “Yeah, they gave me five bucks there. Fine, outstanding African-American gentleman of the community,” one employee can be heard saying to his co-worker.

The Papa John’s worker then sings a made-up song using the N-word.


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  1. Wanda Hamilton at 12:14 pm

    People what you fell to realize is the same man that made you.Made the black, white etc. So what's the different. Attitudes… So when the time comes he is not going to say blacks in this line and whites in this line. No he's going o say jugdement

  2. William H Leonard at 2:08 am

    I stop buying Popa John's pisa when he claim he had to lay off workers because of the Health Care Bill Our President had put in place. This man is a millionaire and just can't see given those who work for him a raise or add some funds for those less fortunate.

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