Papa John’s Pizza Company Names Co-CEO

According to the Associated Press, “Papa John’s International Inc. has promoted company President Jude Thompson to share the role of chief executive officer with the pizza chain’s founder and chairman, John Schnatter.”

“Schnatter said Thursday that Thompson’s promotion will allow the two to divide CEO-level responsibilities in a way that the board thinks plays to their strengths. Schnatter will continue to focus on the company’s sourcing of ingredients, distribution and product quality. He’ll also remain the brand’s spokesman. Thompson will be responsible for all other aspects of the day-to-day operations.”