New year, new Papa?
Forgoing the typical “lose weight” resolution, John Schnatter, the founder of Louisville, Ky.-based Papa John’s, posted on Instagram on New Year’s Eve that he planned on eating 50 pizzas in 30 days in 2020.
The pledge is a jump from his previous pizza binge, in which he claimed to have eaten “over 40 pizzas in the last 30 days,” adding, “it’s not the same pizza.”
That claim, which the former CEO made during a local television interview, sparked an onslaught of memes and tweets from users incredulous over the sheer amount of ‘za.
During the November interview, Schnatter reiterated his belief that members of the pizza chain’s board of directors conspired to force his resignation as chairman in July 2018 following a report that he used a racial slur during a conference call.
In his Tuesday Instagram post, Schnatter writes that his New Year’s resolution is “to try 50 pizzas in 30 days.”
“Yo! Papa here, feeding the team. New Year’s resolution for 2020? Fifty pizzas, 30 days. Fifty pizzas, 30 days,” he repeats. “Happy New Year’s!”
Time will only tell if Papa succeeds in his pizza quest.