The company said its current president, Steve Ritchie, would replace him.
Almost two months after pizza chain Papa John'sapologized for comments its CEO made about NFL players' pre-game national anthem protests, the company announced that the chief executive is being replaced.
"We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players' movement to create a new platform for change", the company said. The 56-year-old businessman came under major condemnation after he said Papa John's, an National Football League sponsor and advertiser, had been "hurt" by the "take a knee" protest led by African-American players that raised awareness about police brutality.
But Mr. Schnatter thrust his company into an uncomfortable and highly-political spotlight last month when he remarked about a dip in pizza sales.
Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he slammed NFLleadership over players' kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.
"The N.F.L. has hurt us by not resolving the current debacle to the players' and owners' satisfaction", Mr. Schnatter, 56, said on November 1 during a conference call with investors. The company now operates more than 5,000 locations.
"In his duties as Chairman and founder, Schnatter will continue to champion the core principles that led to recognition as the industry leader in product quality and customer satisfaction", the release stated. Papa John's later apologized for the "divisive" comments. "We also believe together, as Americans, we should honor our anthem", a statement from the company read.
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