Papa John's Was In Talks To Merge With Wendy's Before N-Word Scandal

Jul 18, 2018

Papa John's founder John Schnatter had discussed merging the pizza chain with Wendy's.Business Insider reports the talks began before Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board.Schnatter resigned after news broke that he had used the N-word in a conference call.Schnatter remains on the board and continues to own roughly 30% of the company.An insider says the talks with Wendy's have "cooled" since his resignation.