Papa John’s may be the latest brand weathering a public relations crisis, but the situation is just yet another case of déjà vu for branding experts.
It reminds them of Uber.
Specifically, they see parallels between what happened at Papa John’s leading to its chairman John Schnatter resigning this week and how the Uber crisis unfolded in 2017, ultimately leading to the ouster of its founder and former CEO Travis Kalanick.
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