Papa John’s should change they’re name to better racists, Papa John’s after two employees accidentally butt-dilaed their racist conversation after delivering a pizza to a black customer.
The two Papa John’s employees were from Sanford, Florida and after despite receiving a 21% tip, still bad mouthed the customer but here’s the kicker, they accidentally butt-dialed their racist conversation.
(main conversation begins at 02:34)This was a voicemail left on my phone by a Papa John’s Pizza employee. This is highly offensive, derogatory, and ignorant. I am appalled that there were no managers or supervisors (the managers and/ supervisors may even be the ones speaking throughout the recording…who knows) from stopping this kind of conversation in the work place. Everybody has a right to their opinions, however, there is a time and place to express them. As an African-American in this community and also someone who has always tipped their Delivery Drivers 21%+, I am disgusted entirely by this conversation. Instead of focusing on “better ingredients” and “better pizza”, they should prioritize “better integrity” and “better people” on the top of their ‘to-do list’.
Inaudible speaking- sounds like two people talking for about a minute and thirty seconds
“Did he tip you?”
“Nope, not at all”
“I guess that’s the only requirement for being a Nigger in Sanford. Yea.. They give me five bucks there-fine outstanding African American gentleman of the community”
“Well just tip me this f***kin Nigger. I’m like singing opera all the way home. I was like. “Niggaaaa….Nigga. Nigga-ro! Nigga-ro! Niiiiiigggggggaaaaaaa-roooooooooo!”
(Laughs again) …”Oh my God…”
“I got another Nigger song too. It’s an old one. It’s an instrumental but I put words to it, and its “Nigga-nig Nigga-nig Nigga-nig (laughs again) Nigga-nig Nigga-a-Nigger! F*ckin F*ckin F*ckin a Nig-a Nigger! (Keeps going) Nigga-nig Nigga-nig Nigga-nig (laughs again) Nigga-nig Nigger-a-Nigger! F*ckin F*ckin F*ckin a Nig-a Nigger! (Keeps going, coworkers laughing) Nigga-nig Nigga-nig Nigga-nig (really laughing now) Nigga-nig Nigga-a-Nigger! F*ckin F*ckin F*ckin a Nig-a Nigger! (Finale) F*ck F*ck F*ck the Nigger! He is one real big f*cking Nigger. Sometimes you need a two person for that (everyone bursts out in laughter).”
“Was this a big order, really far away, and was he really black?”
“Yea. Yea. So black that f*cking fire flies follow him around in the daytime. (everyone laughs)”
“Oh my God. Wow. So Black…Fire flies…”
“Really f*cking stupid”
“You leaving now?”
“What you want?”
“Cinnamon Sticks and a large pepperoni pizza”
“You can ring up one of those online”
“Yes I am!”
Conversation becomes inaudible at this point…but you get our drift…
“Three Cheese and Pepperoni…”
When word broke out, John Schnatter, chairman and CEO of Papa John’s, posted his own:
“My heartfelt apology goes out to the customer involved, his family, and our community at large,” Schnatter wrote. “I am very sorry that anyone would be exposed to these hurtful and painful words by any person involved in any way with our company. Thank you for your important comments. I have personally reached out to our customer to share my own thoughts and offer my deepest apology.”