This Friday: Papa John’s Appreciation Day

Appreciate it.

Papa John’s is under attack for speaking the truth.

CEO John Schnatter simply explained that in order to operate under Obamacare, and still deliver a delicious, affordable pizza, franchise owners would have to cut the hours of part time workers.

That caused liberals to get outraged and call for boycots.


Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea.

Wetter is part of an upstart group called Rebooting America that is proposing that Friday be a national day of appreciation for the pizza chain, whose chief executive officer is being attacked for saying employees’ hours might be cut to cover the cost of implementing their health insurance under ObamaCare.

The conservative group has hatched a social media-based campaign that centers on encouraging people to buy a pizza pie at a Papa John’s store, taking a photo of the outing and then posting it on a Facebook page or tweeting it.

“We just wanted to stand with Papa John’s because it is under attack,” said Wetter, who volunteered with Mitt Romney’s campaign and credits fellow conservative activist Justen Charters with coming up with the idea.

Wetter said Monday the Facebook appreciation page went up Sunday night and almost immediately got 1,000 supporters.

There’s no Papa John’s Pizza near me, or I’d get a pie or three this Friday.

Photo Credit:  Keith Allison

  • missruby

    Really proud of Daniel and his new desire to help anyone who has to deal with Obamacare…. “Build” on his business…Yes, we will be happy to make a stand in favor of this week-end and delicous PAPA JOHN’s Pizza…And, thanks to all you supporters!!! You made my day…..

  • Greg Conchola


  • JoPaul Wilkes

    we did not expect them to know and accept the TRUTH did we?

  • James Arneman


  • Helaine Colombo-Wagner

    Same here!

  • Dea Hayes


    • henry knox

      Really! They get their way by voting for socialized medicine and then whine when they find out the consequences of their actions. C’mon lemmings.

  • Carter Halverson

    Papa John’s is the only pizza for me!

  • Richard Harris

    So predictable…

  • Mark Lynch

    While I don’t like their Pizza, I will make sure and buy some to support their honesty.

  • Fran Mike Hammer

    Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic . Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

  • Mark Richter

    I am torn on papa johns, they are anti gun but they are also anti obamacare. What to do….

  • Phyllis Griesse Bahr

    there was a Papa John’s where we lived in Shanghai. Great stuff!

  • Larry Secrist

    more for us thanks libs

  • Mary King

    There’s that “tolerance” that they’re always harping about…….

  • Wanda Haught Etchason

    Same here, I am looking for a Papa Johns Pizza restaurant this weekend

  • Greg Flegle

    The left is always into punishing people they don’t agree with. The peaceful religion of liberalism.

  • Tim Bland

    Way to go Papa Johns. Nobama you can kiss my white ass!

  • Kevin Shipley

    I go on and write thank you notes and love ya notes and the libs just go crazy. I never answer them I just keep the thread going by telling how wonderful each piece of pizza is and they go wild lol.

  • Bob Dietz

    I’ve seen liberal posts about how John Schnatter is the bad guy because he’s a multi-millionaire and should be redistributing his wealth with his employees. They wouldn’t even have jobs without his business sense. He deserves every penny he gets! The employees deserve what they earn, no more!

  • Bonnie Burst

    I’ll probably begin subsidizing Papa Johns simply because THEY say to boycott…..

  • Ray Zeleski

    Papa John’s opposes BOTH Obamacare and Rush Limbaugh?? What’s up with that??

  • Vince Cafaro

    Buying my family pizza friday!

  • James Perry

    Lol, had Papa Johns last night in rebuke to this BS Boycott. Let’s make Papa Johns this winters Chick-Fil-A

  • Garry Crye

    Let us not forget that they make a really great pizza as well

  • Ian Mercer

    Do these idiots not realize that Papa Johns is a franchise, and every restaurant is a small business? Do they really expect small business owners to run at a loss to provide Health Insurance ?

    Health insurance is offered by large companies as part of the compensation package, not as a “basic human right”, it is the companies way of saving money in what they would have to pay in compensation by leveraging the collective buying power of their large workforce. A pizza restaurant with a payroll of 10-15 employees has practically no collective purchasing power, therefore employees are directly compensated according to the value that their work provides to the business. When your skill set is such that you could easily be replaced by a simple machine, the dollar value of your work is less. This is how the minimum wage replaced parking attendants with ticket machines, and is replacing grocery checkout workers with machines. There are now full service restaurants that are fully automated – they are somewhat of a novelty right now, but they will become a commonplace reality as society continues to overvalue the contributions that unskilled labor has.

  • Acura Ken Meluso Mdx

    I’m a customer now.

  • Darth Zac Rice

    It’s amusing because I live in Louisville. I know people who have had experiences in dealing with him personally and hi family, and everydingle person says he (and his family) are pompous assholes.

  • James Perry

    Ok, I want to Organize a mass purchase day at Papa Johns, just like we did with Chick-Fil-A

  • Darth Zac Rice


  • Tim Wones

    I’m gonna get some papa johns’s to show support..

  • Michael L Smith

    Had them lastnight for dinner. The Papa, although there is better pizza, impressed me when they donated all profits from the area Lakewood Washington to the families of the 6 Lakewood Officers that were killed. I then learned about how much Papa Johns donates back and supports the communities they have stores in, because of their giving back attitude, and standing up for what is right, I have placed them on speed dial.

  • John Bradley

    The left is on food stamps, their boycott will have very little impact on Papa John’s bottom line.

  • Lorene Goodwin

    I don’t even eat pizza, but I’ll soon be going to visit a Papa John pizza place!!!

  • Alex DeBlanc

    Pizza’s for the block!

  • Ronald Allan

    I had papas last night.

  • Roger K Lewis

    Sounds like a pizza night :-)

  • Megan Hoyt

    We try to go to Domino’s since their CEO is Christian. But I’ll make an exception this week!

  • Peter Fithian

    I’ll be there in spades. I’m buying several.

  • Armando M. Martinez

    Boycott them because the pizza sucks, not for telling the truth!

  • Chris Fitzgerald

    I haven’t eaten Papa John’s in years, looks like I may break that streak this Friday

  • Peter Fithian

    I don’t care if it’s the worst pizza on earth – which it isn’t…

  • William R. Shaneyfelt

    I fail to see how they can get so worked up because some are being laid off… The alternative is to continue on (like the US Gov.) and go into bankrupcy so NONE of them have jobs, and they cannot be rehired when/if business improves. Stupid, plain stupid!

  • Armando M. Martinez

    That distinction is held by Little Caesars!

  • Susan Hutchinson

    There’s going to be cuts in almost all companies. They just can’t afford ObaMEoCare.

  • Levi Washburn

    I’ll support the papa! Eat there on a regular basis, mostly because the kids like it. But if mr. John is gonna stand up on the side of right, then I’ll keep buying his pizza. I gladly gave up a 20 to chic fil a, an ill do the same for papa johns..

  • Jeffrey Fincher Sr.

    I am having papa johns tonight.

  • Kathy Shanahan

    You can’t make thus stuff up.

  • Phil Cuchetti

    They might as well,before long pizza will be illegal anyway.

  • Adriana Zottich MacMaster

    I thought M.O. said pizza is a vegetable.

  • Sally Hamilton Lensink

    Liberals will be boycotting a lot more businesses in the very near future. This is only the start of the way companies have to deal with Obamacare.

  • Veva Montgomery

    Lets hope it’s the collage kids that voted for obama, and see how the parents like that one. Now where is the money coming from-government!!!

  • Rob Wardle

    Papa John’s yanked their advertising dollars from Rush during the Sandra Fluke dust-up. Left turning on the left. Ironic, isn’t it?

  • Rick Quinn

    I’m gettin me a PIZZA!!!!

  • Connie Nicholl

    someone predicted 50% unemployment. maybe we are seeing the beginning?

  • Tracey Beals

    They’ll boycott Papa Johns and Chik Fil A but they won’t say a word about companies like Apple. It might impact THEMSELVES negatively to do so. Hypocrites

  • Bornonthe Fourthofjuly

    Lol, hasn’t the left learned that everytime they try to boycott a business it brings that business record sales? It should be a clear indication that their ideology is still far outweighed by the informed and indifferent numbers of people in this country.

  • Michael Shryock

    Papa Johns should have a promotion. Food Stamp Friday. That will fix it.

  • Russell Matthews

    Still amazing to me Obama had the audacity to run for re-election and he GOT it thanks to 3/5 of the electoral college voting for him,changing MILLIONS of votes from Romney to Obama. This,to me,is treason!!! The Electoral College should’ve been removed decades ago. The ONLY reason for its existence now is to guarantee a corrupt government gets the leader it wants,to ensure the corruption continues.

  • Laura

    If there was a Papa John’s in Alaska, I would absolutely be there!!!

  • Kathi Jean Andrews

    Well, we saw how well the left’s boycott of Chik-fil-A went