Papa Johns has received much backlash after saying the NFL was to blame for their recent decline in sales, but Pizza Hut Fired back saying, "We're doing just Fine over here". Now months later after the company was accused of racism and discrimination, the NFL has decided to kick Papa Johns to the Curb and partner up with Pizza Hut as the official Pizza of the Nation Football League. Papa Johns tried to avoid backlash after the owner , and CEO of Papa Johns stepped down after he made his remarks on social media and known worldwide. Many fans of the NFL responded back saying in Tweets that "It wasn't his remarks that were the decline of Pizza sales, it was the taste of Cardboard Pizza when you eat it!" while another NFL supporter said, "Papa Johns is not what it used to be when it first opened up!" Pizza Hut and the National Football League will start showcasing commercial in 2018 to show their partnership together.
Pizza Hut is an American restaurant chain and international franchise founded in 1958 by Dan and Frank Carney. The company is known for its Italian-American cuisinemenu including pizza and pasta, as well as side dishes and desserts. Pizza Hut has over 16,000 locations worldwide as of 2015. It is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., one of the world's largest restaurant companies.Papa John's franchises over 4,700 establishments—3,500 in the U.S. and over 1,200 spread amongst 37 other countries and territories. In September 2012 the 4,000th Papa John's Pizza restaurant opened, in New Hyde Park, New York. The company celebrated the event by giving away 4,000 free pizzas to customers throughout New York City.