Papa John's founder is physically out in the pizza chain.
A special board meeting on Sunday to discuss founder John Schnatter, who resigned from his presidency last week after making racist comments. The board decided to kick him out of his office at Papa John's headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.
Papa Johns ( also announced that Schnatter will "cease all media appearances and not leave any further statements to the media about the company, its activities or employees" the company said in A statement. Papa John announced Friday that it would remove Schnatter's image from his marketing materials. )
The committee said that it will monitor an external auditor's investigation of Papa John's culture, including the company's existing processes, policies and systems related to diversity and integration.
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Schnatter remains in the board and still owns 30% of the company's shares.
Last week, Schnatter went down after revealing that he used N-words at a conference call with his advertising agency, Laundry Service, in May. On Saturday, Schnatter told CNN-affiliate WLKY-TV in Louisville that the advertising agency squeezed him out.
CNNMoney (New York) First published July 1