Papa John’s International appoints Robert Lynch as president

USA – America’s fourth largest take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain, Papa John’s International has named Robert Lynch as president and chief executive officer. Robert will succeed Steve Ritchie, who had led the company since January 2017. He joins Papa Johns from Arby’s Restaurant Group where he served as the president since August 2017. Robert brings in more than 20 years of experience in the quick-service restaurant and consumer packaged goods industries having have worked in various positions. He earlier spent four years as brand president and chief marketing officer…

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Papa John’s hires Bank of America and Lazard for stabilization amidst racial fallout

USA – The third largest take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain in the United State, Papa John’s has hired the investment institution Bank of America and financial advisory firm Lazard to stabilise the restaurant chain in a bid to defend the company from any unprecedented takeover bid, Reuters reports. According to people familiar with the matter, the company is dealing with pressure from the founder John Schnatter, who stepped down as chairman following racist comments that hit on its valuation and shares few months ago. He is said to be…

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Papa John’s appoints Joe Smith as new Chief Financial Officer

USA – The American restaurant franchise company Papa John’s has promoted Joe Smith to the chief financial officer position effective immediately while Steve Coke, who has been serving as interim principal financial and accounting officer, will continue to serve as vice president, Investor Relations and Strategy. Smith was senior vice president of global sales and development at the company, a position he has served since his appointment in 2016. He started his career at Papa John’s in 2000 as senior director of corporate budgeting and finance, promoted to vice president…

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