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John Schnatter out as Papa John’s CEO

John Schnatter out as Papa John’s CEO

President Steve Ritchie named his replacement

Steve Ritchie has been promoted from president to CEO of Papa John’s International Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2018, the company said Thursday, replacing founder John Schnatter, who will remain chairman of the company.

Ritchie joined the Louisville, Ky.-based chain in 1996 as a customer service representative, the company said in a press release. He became a franchisee in 2006 and later became involved in corporate operations. He was named chief operating officer in 2014 and was named

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