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Just in case you need another reason to dislike Papa John's

ferret Aug 16, 2013 12:03 PM


  1. Tripeler Aug 16, 2013 08:54 PM

    I guess this shows that Papa Don't Preach.

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      sedimental Aug 16, 2013 09:17 PM

      Does anyone believe they are getting "healthy" food at a chain anyway? It doesn't take much knowledge to guess what is in the ingredients.

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      1. re: sedimental
        virtualguthrie Aug 25, 2013 06:46 PM

        There are chains that have healthy good and will disclose ingredients. Chipotle comes to mind as one of them and you can bet that more and more chains are going to be offering healthy ingredients because that is what the market wants.

        1. re: virtualguthrie
          jrvedivici Aug 29, 2013 09:08 AM

          Not to argue with you, however CNBC had a segment this week covering how fast food places are "giving up" on the healthy aspect of their food.

          Specifically noted were the pretzel burger from Wendy's and Burger Kings new french fries on the burger due out soon. Per CNBC it said their (fast food in general) focus is turning back to what they do best, high salt and calorie products, rather than trying to "fake" healthy options.

          1. re: jrvedivici
            ttoommyy Aug 29, 2013 09:28 AM

            "er CNBC it said their (fast food in general) focus is turning back to what they do best, high salt and calorie products, rather than trying to "fake" healthy options."

            Thank god!!!

            1. re: ttoommyy
              jrvedivici Aug 29, 2013 09:39 AM

              Actually part of the same segment (I couldn't pay as much attention to this portion of the segment so if I'm slightly off on my facts I apologize in advance) had to do with lunches in the public school systems.

              Apparently to qualify for federal funding/assistance for providing lunch to children there are some health or nutritional requirements, specifically regarding snacks etc. Instead of french fries, or chips lunches are to be served with sides of fruit, or something like that. It said many schools are foregoing the federal funding because of the tremendous waste of food, the children simply will not eat the healthier options. (or something to this extent)

            2. re: jrvedivici
              virtualguthrie Aug 30, 2013 01:56 AM

              I'm not surprised and it makes sense honestly. Chains like McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King etc. should continue to do what they do best, I'm a strong believer in brands sticking to their strengths. I do see a market for quick, cheap, fast healthy foods by newer brands who will sprout up and specialize in offering what THEY will do best. I think it could be quite profitable and once one chain does it others will follow. I think...

        2. ipsedixit Aug 16, 2013 09:20 PM

          Why *would* you want to know?

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            sedimental Aug 16, 2013 09:23 PM

            That's what I am thinking. Just consider it junk food, I don't want to know the details about the Twinkie I am about to poison myself with. I just know not to do that very often.

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            jpc8015 Aug 17, 2013 02:09 AM

            Non story.

            1. flylice2x Aug 17, 2013 02:12 AM

              I like Papa John's.

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              1. re: flylice2x
                Tripeler Aug 17, 2013 02:14 AM

                Really, that's all that matters. People either like it or they don't.

              2. al b. darned Aug 24, 2013 08:24 PM

                IMO, much ado about nothing. You want to know and they won't tell you ... Eat somewhere else.

                The reality is most people don't care what's in their food, fast or otherwise.

                1. Boston_Otter Aug 25, 2013 06:30 AM

                  If they won't tell people what's in their food, even when asked, I see no reason for anybody to eat what they sell.

                  1. ttoommyy Aug 29, 2013 09:01 AM

                    I never had any reason to dislike them in the first place.

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                    1. re: ttoommyy
                      jrvedivici Aug 29, 2013 09:10 AM

                      Did they ever give you a reason to like them? lol

                      Similar to you I don't have a reason to dislike them, I just consider them all, Domino's, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Little Cesars etc. etc. to be all on the same dislike level. Doesn't matter if they disclose or not, they all kinda suck to me.

                      1. re: jrvedivici
                        The Professor Aug 29, 2013 10:27 AM

                        Same here. They are 'last resort' pizza options, and lame options at that. Then again, I do live in an area where there are scores of really fine local 'real' pizzerias (for lack of a better term), and many fine local places to get a great sub.

                        So as a side note, it's no surprise to me then that nearby Papa Johns and Quizno's stores (both located in prime, high traffic areas) closed after only a year in business (or rather, very little business).

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                          jrvedivici Aug 29, 2013 11:13 AM

                          Ugggghhhhh don't even get me started on Quizno's.

                      2. re: ttoommyy
                        Boston_Otter Aug 31, 2013 05:38 AM

                        When I was in college, they were great, because they were cheap, delivered fast, and (most importantly) would make an 'extra thick crust' for no extra charge. For cheap/broke college students, having that extra hunk of crust with their garlic sauce meant lunch the next day!

                        But I'm not in college anymore, there's far better pizza options available, and I see no reason to buy pizza from a company that won't actually talk about their ingredients and puts profit over their employees' health.

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                        INDIANRIVERFL Aug 31, 2013 05:45 AM

                        OHHHHH...... Marketing may not be telling all or any of the truth. If that surprises anybody, I really pity you.

                        And everything on the internet is true.

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