Industry News | November 17, 2004

Papa John's Will Cut 70 Corporate Staff Jobs

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In order to improve efficiency, Papa John's will reduce its corporate support staff by approximately 70 positions, the company said yesterday. The pizza chain has struggled with a stale and competitive pizza segment, stalled revenue and unit growth, and increased food costs.

The company expects the layoffs to reduce costs by about $2.3 million in 2005. The company will record approximately $750,000 in fourth quarter severance, outplacement, and related costs as a result of the layoffs.

"While we are never pleased about making staff reductions, we are committed to making Papa John's as streamlined as possible while still giving our restaurants the support" they need, said Papa John's founder and chief exec John Schnatter.


As a customer I won't be patronizing any Papa Johns pizza places because of the uncertainty that disgruntled employees may spit in our food. Cutting hours for people making below a living wage is inhumane. Guess you can't make it without that extra lil bit o cash that may be taken out so these folks can have good health while they slave away in your restaurant. You are disgusting!

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