Papa John's, your third favorite pizza company (after Pizza Hut and Domino's) is having a bad week. Founder and CEO, John Schnatter, found himself in a bit of hot water when he blamed the NFL for a poor sales quarter, and now, the company finds itself in the middle of a cheese-stuffed brouhaha over plagiarism.
It all started last year when DiGiorno Pizza posted this little gem to Twitter.
Keep your friends close and your pizza closer. #WednesdayWisdom— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno)1466598805.0
Three days later, THIS post appeared on Papa John's Twitter feed.
Keep your friends close, and your pizza closer.— Papa John's Pizza (@Papa John's Pizza)1466879401.0
But DiGiorno wasn't going to take this lying down.
.@PapaJohns If only copying our Rising Crust were this easy 😏 https://t.co/JrR8gDm6WR— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno)1467045841.0
And they weren't done yet.
6/27/16 (We kept the receipt) https://t.co/SQF2ePlU6L— DiGiorno (@DiGiorno)1509583750.0
Just like that, DiGiorno served Papa John's a steaming slice of humble pie.
My God, DiGiorno Pizza is dragging Papa John's all over Twitter. https://t.co/ZeSL4wOjXn— Ben (@Ben)1509639680.0