Papa John doesn’t want you to have health care, lives in 40K square foot home, 22 car garage, underpays his employees

August 9, 2012

Partisan pizza maker, John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s, is having a public hissy fit over ObamaCare, so much so that he’s announced to the world that he is forced (forced, I tell you) to raise his prices due to the new health care law. Schnatter is raising his prices 11 cents, likely in protest.

These must be hard times for John. Poor guy: John Schnatter is the founder, as well as chairman and CO-CEO of PaPa Johns International Inc., with a net worth of $240 million. John Schnatter has accumulated his net worth through his franchises in over 3400 restaurants around the world. He was born in Jefferson, Indiana U.S. In 2011, John was listed at number 17 on Forbes list as one of the wealthiest (under 40 years old).

Damn, he must live in one crappy apartment….

It’s just like my teeny tiny, itsy bitsy apartment!








Mitt Romney said after visiting Schnatter’s home in Anchorage, Ken., for a fundraiser:

“Who would’ve imagined pizza could build this. This is really something. Don’t you love this country? What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course…. This is a real tribute to America, to entrepreneurship.”

Papa John can’t afford for you to have health care. See?










John’s house:

This large and over the top mansion is owned by the founder and CEO of Papa John’s, John Schnatter. The house is 40,000 square feet and it resembles a castle. One interesting feature on this 16-acre estate is the 22-car underground garage, complete with an office for valet parking, a car wash and even a motorized turn table to move limousines. The home also has a state-of-the-art exercise suite and a huge 6,000 square foot carriage house. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any information on the inside of this interesting estate. Click the link below for an aerial view.

You will need to see the aerial view, to capture the entirety of his home. My entire apartment in Manhattan, is likely much, much smaller than this man’s closet.

But, I’m sure he pays his employees well, amirite?

Good ol’ John doesn’t pay his employees enough to rent my 2×2 closet, in my teeny tiny (but comfy!) apartment. A delivery driver makes a whopping $6.41 per hour. 

It’s wonderful that this man has been able to realize the American dream — some of it, on the backs of his workers, who are insufficiently paid. But, nevertheless, I applaud his success — but his partisan views made while living in his sprawling mansion, clearly are not in the interest of the middle class.

John, people die without health care.

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  • Laurel Fenenga Parker

    This guy, Romney, and their ilk have turned the American Dream into the American Nightmare. They’re a cancer – preying on the people who made them rich and who keep them alive.

  • Laurel Fenenga Parker

    This level of greed is not success. It’s pathetic. Studies show the greatest source of joy is being of service/caring about others. These pigs aren’t happy. They’re trying to placate themselves by buying more and more and more ‘stuff’. Look at any child who gets all the toys and clothes they want, instead of healthy human contact. it’s the same thing. That’s not success; that’s misery.

  • nopride

    What is it with Pizza Guys????

  • C.H.

    We just cancelled 3 corporate accounts with them..disgusting business people do not deserve anyone’s business.

  • PJ employee

    All of this bs is all fine and dandy, but number one : Most Papa Johns restaurants are franchise restaurants. Yes he gets a cut of the profits but only a small percentage, and the top dogs of all the companies come together once a year for a huge celebration that he throws and rewards them all. He also helps put his employees through college and has a number of charities that he gives to along with his stores that give to many charitable causes. My store alone sends out anywhere from 10 to 50 pizzas a week for anything from a school donation to the red cross or womens shelter. So saying you don’t support papa johns means that you don’t support how much we actually try to give back to the communities we live in. Along with that, not supporting papa johns means that the ones that do work for PJ lose their jobs and have to start at the bottom at some other company and work themselves back up from minimum wage and hope to god they dont get laid off. So, don’t support papa johns if you feel that is best, but just remember your job is just as easy to lose if you are boycotted too.

  • Rubbersoul

    The man is a pig!

  • John Galt

    Most of you are pathetic, sniveling unachievers. A business and its owners(s) are distinct entities in principal and (almost always) in law. The business should be managed to optimize its profit and value irrespective of the financial situation of its owner(s) while the owner(s) are free to use segregated private funds to light cigars with $100 dollar bills or as toilet paper. A privately-held business should be viewed no differently than one that’s publicly traded. General Electric will adapt its budget to more costly regulations which could adversely impact the enterprise’s value as reflected by the stock price, but GE shareholders aren’t going to get letters asking them to contribute a bit to an employee betterment fund based upon each shareholder’s wealth and means. Put another way, John Schattner has taken a lot of money off the table since he sat down to play his first hand and has zero obligation to put those hard-earned proceeds back at risk in the game for any reason let alone a change in rules.

  • Pizza Lover

    You want great pizza…Go to @BigGspizza in Chicago

  • Joey Tranchina

    This is the most expensive advertising you’ll ever get for “Papa John’s Pizza” you moron…

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