John Schnatter: Building a Business Slice by Slice
John H. Schnatter is founder, chairman, and CEO of Papa John’s International, America’s third-largest pizza chain, and a lifelong entrepreneur. Papa John’s has nearly 4,900 stores in all 50 states and 37 countries. Consumers have consistently rated them #1 in customer satisfaction among national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Schnatter and his wife, Annette, have been active philanthropists, establishing the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation which supports numerous education and community causes.
The John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise was founded in 2015 with a generous gift from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation and the Charles Koch Foundation to the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky. This research and teaching institute works to engage the university community and the public in a serious and sustained examination of the impact of private enterprise and entrepreneurship on society.