This Friday: Papa John’s Appreciation Day

Appreciate it.

Papa John’s is under attack for speaking the truth.

CEO John Schnatter simply explained that in order to operate under Obamacare, and still deliver a delicious, affordable pizza, franchise owners would have to cut the hours of part time workers.

That caused liberals to get outraged and call for boycots.


Daniel Wetter is just 16 years old, but his plan to support pizza chain Papa John’s amid a backlash of liberal criticism is no pie-in-the-sky idea.

Wetter is part of an upstart group called Rebooting America that is proposing that Friday be a national day of appreciation for the pizza chain, whose chief executive officer is being attacked for saying employees’ hours might be cut to cover the cost of implementing their health insurance under ObamaCare.

The conservative group has hatched a social media-based campaign that centers on encouraging people to buy a pizza pie at a Papa John’s store, taking a photo of the outing and then posting it on a Facebook page or tweeting it.

“We just wanted to stand with Papa John’s because it is under attack,” said Wetter, who volunteered with Mitt Romney’s campaign and credits fellow conservative activist Justen Charters with coming up with the idea.

Wetter said Monday the Facebook appreciation page went up Sunday night and almost immediately got 1,000 supporters.

There’s no Papa John’s Pizza near me, or I’d get a pie or three this Friday.

Photo Credit:  Keith Allison