Papa John’s trying to stop Papa John from taking over Papa John’s

After Forbes reported he used a racial slur during a marketing conference call, Papa John’s founder John Schnatter gave a straightforward apology and stepped down as chair of the company’s board. What a positive move, you may have thought to yourself. What a refreshing, non-“I’m sorry if anyone was offended”…

Pizza Hut resurrects nightmarish Cheesy Bites Pizza because… no sports today? 

On Monday, Pizza Hut announced it was bringing back the pizza that stares at you, officially known as Cheesy Bites Pizza, for a limited time. It may be unthinkably delicious; I do not know, and never will, because that thing will always look like the Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth to me. It just keeps looking at you,…

Papa John’s evicts Papa John from office, plus more updates on this tire fire

After Forbes reported a story last week about Papa John’s founder John Schnatter using racist language during a telephone call, Schnatter apologized and stepped down from his position as chair of the board of the company. Still, the fallout from Schnatter’s phone-call reveal continued all weekend. Bloomberg reports…

Papa John's founder resigns, leaving behind legacy of PR dumpster fires [UPDATED]

THURSDAY, JULY 12 UPDATE: John Schnatter has stepped down as chair of the board at Papa John’s. According to Huffington Post, “Papa John’s will appoint a new chairman in the coming weeks. In the meantime, Olivia Kirtley will act as the company’s lead independent director.” We suspect those pizza boxes will get a…

LeBron James teases appearance at California pizzeria, then no-shows

Basketball superstar LeBron James’ move from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the L.A. Lakers dominated sports headlines for what felt like a week. But it wasn’t that surprising—after all, James already has some ties in Southern California, like an investment in the fast-growing Blaze Pizza franchise. So unsurprisingly, the…

Last Call: What does a pizza with extra-extra-extra pepperoni look like?

I don’t typically order extra toppings on my pizza, but I might start after seeing this image. Posted to Reddit by user novalg, this “extra pepperoni” pizza is, as the kids say, so extra. Legit, that looks to be about a pound of extra ’roni on there. Screw my usual half-olive, half-pepperoni order—I’m going extra meat…