Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

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NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter is apologizing after reportedly using a racial slur during a conference call in May.The apology Wednesday comes after Forbes cited an anonymous source saying the pizza chain's marketing firm broke ties with the company afterward.Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise. When asked how he would distance himself from racist groups, Schnatter reportedly complained that Colonel Sanders never faced a backlash for using the word.In a statement released by Louisville, Kentucky-based Papa John's, Schnatter said reports attributing use of "inappropriate and hurtful" language to him were true."Regardless of the context, I apologize," the statement says.The University of Louisville...

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Papa John's founder apologizes after reportedly using slur

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