Papa John’s Reveals Its New Name And You Might Recognize It
Drumroll please - Papa John’s is changing its name from Papa John’s to Papa Johns
Wait, what? Let’s recap - Papa John’s has not had a wonderful year. In July, its founder resigned after using the n-word in a meeting during a conference call in May. Since then, the pizza company has been brainstorming ways in which it can mend its broken reputation.
The first step towards fixing Papa John’s reputation is an updated name and logo. Maintaining the same color scheme, red and green, the new logo is a sleeker and boxier version of their original logo. The new logo was filed as a trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office in August, but apparently the pizza franchise is in no rush to start using the updated logo - according to an inside source.
The name will remain the same, but with one small grammatical tweak: the apostrophe has been dropped. The apostrophe alludes to the brand being owned by John Schnatter, the founder and majority shareholder. Removing the apostrophe will add a bit of public distance from the possessive nature of the name.
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