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11-15-2012, 02:42 AM #1
Papa Johns prefers to give away 2 million pizzas than insure his employees!
^Papa Johns' CEO John Schnatter is complaining about Obamacare and how much it's going to cost him to insure his employees.
He says it could cost him $5 - $8 million to insure his employees......According to Forbes the pizza chain would have to raise prices by 3.4 to 4.6 cents per pie.....something which most consumers would most likely not mind!
However, Papa Johns is currently running a promotion where they are giving away 2 million pizzas for free which would cost the franchise betweeen $24 and $32 million.
So, here we have a BIG BUSINESS complaining about the "horrible" Obamacare and how he will have to "waste" $5 - $8 million so that his employees are insured, but he has no problems doing a promotion which is costing him $24 - $32 million.
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11-15-2012, 08:01 AM #2
Please if you are going to quote something make sure it's not mindless drivel.
2 million pizza's, mostly given by franchises who are small business owners will have no more than 10-12 million in total cost. It's advertising.
11-15-2012, 09:14 AM #3
They say it could cost Papa Johns up to $32 million for the 2 million pizza giveaway because they are adding the cost of the advertisement and endorsement of Peyton Manning.
Also, if you yourself say that it would cost them $10 - 12 million, then that's more than enough to cover the cost of insuring employees at Papa Johns.Science doesn't know everything.....Religion doesn't know anything.
11-15-2012, 09:46 AM #4
11-15-2012, 10:05 AM #5
Do any of these brainy analyses attempt to estimate the profit to be realized by PJ's both in terms of pizza sales and market share retained/gained as a result of this advertising campaign? If you know anything about running a business, you can't simply act like money spent on advertising is a pointless expense that won't generate any profit and/or that it's just extra cash sitting in the bank account that should otherwise be spent on health insurance, which generates only losses.
11-15-2012, 10:11 AM #6
Yes I am aware of advertising costs when running a business but that aside this guy is acting like he is going to go broke by providing his employees health insurance. If he wants to cry broke now imagine how much more revenue he will lose when people stop eating there because he refuses to do right by his workers.
11-15-2012, 10:13 AM #7
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11-15-2012, 10:27 AM #8
11-15-2012, 10:29 AM #9
I would've thought someone like John Schnatter would understand stuff like this. He built Papa Johns from NOTHING. I think he sold his car to buy his first pizza place. You would think someone like that would understand the plight of the common man.
Edit: I'm not boycotting Papa John's, but I never eat there anyways. I don't care for 99% of chain pizza, particularly when I have cheaper and far tastier local options.Blog: Hidden Content
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11-15-2012, 10:31 AM #10
who ever wrote the article knows little about business, as taxman pointed out, promotions and advertising bring business, providing health insurance does not. Peyton also owns a franchise now, so PJ got some money back out of that endorsement.Jay Shrewsbury