The Papa John's Guy Ate 40 Pizzas in 30 Days

John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s Pizza, is pissed. After he was ousted as CEO of the company he founded for using a racial slur on a media training conference call, he believes the people who took the reins “should be in jail” for what they’ve done to Papa John’s. And how does he know things have gotten so bad?

He’s had 40 pizzas in 30 days.

Ignore Papa John’s voice in the clip above, which is slowed down to make him sound drugged. Forget that he’s irate about being kicked out of his company for criticizing NFL anthem protestors and using the n-word. Everything else about the video, from Papa John’s sweaty beet-red skin to his fantasies of biblical pizza revenge clearly point to one thing: he’s a man who’s had 40 pizzas in 30 days.

That’s a lot of pizza. For real. Those are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle numbers. It doesn’t matter that the carb load was consumed as a vengeful form of quality control. Or that it seems to have turned Papa John the same shade of marina sauce red as his classic button down. He’s a pizza man to the core, so making it a staple part of his diet shouldn’t be surprising. But there’s no getting around Papa John’s staggering feat of 40 pizzas in 30 days.

Stories will be written about Papa John’s achievement. It’s the meme we never knew we wanted from the pizza man we hoped never to hear from again. Getting hammered at Louisville basketball games is one thing. Hiring Shaquille O’Neal to your board of directors to cover your racist ass is another. But having 40 pizzas in 30 days is in a completely different stratosphere.

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