Papa John's Founder Tells Customers Not to Overeat Pizza

Feb 9 2009 - 3:00am

Late last week, the founder of Papa John's [1] pizza chain, John Schnatter, warned customers against eating too much pizza [2]. The unexpected advice was given during an interview with BBC's Radio Four [3] program in the UK. Schnatter got himself into trouble when he said:

Pizza's actually healthy for you if you don't eat too much of it. You can't eat five or six slices but if you eat one or two slices it's very nutritious.

The BBC presenter, Adam Shaw, was quick to respond pointing out that he's not sure Papa John's "investors would want to hear you [Schnatter] tell people don't eat too much of our pizzas." Although some may see this as a horrible slip, I think Schnatter is responsibly representing the everything-in-moderation diet. Perhaps, if the creator of Garden of Eatin' [4] blue corn tortilla chips had warned Oprah not to eat an entire bag, she would not have gained the weight [5].

What do you think of his comment? Was it wrong for him to state the truth because it could negatively affect the sale of pizzas?

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