12/22/2017
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John Schnatter will resign as Papa John's CEO next month, handing the reins to Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie, the pizza chain said Thursday. Schnatter, who founded Papa John's in 1984 and grew the chain to 3,400 North American units, gave up the CEO title in 2005 before returning three years later.

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