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Whitten earned a bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from Roanoke College where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper, The Brackety-Ack.
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Forbes interviewed 37 current and former Papa John's employees and published a piece detailing a fraternity-like culture led by founder John Schnatter that disparaged women and encouraged employees to spy on their colleagues.
Shares of Domino's Pizza tumbled Thursday after the company posted weaker-than-expected second-quarter revenue and same-store sales.
The family of KFC’s Colonel Harland Sanders has come to his defense after Papa John’s founder John Schnatter suggested the colonel had used the N-word but hadn’t faced criticism for doing so.
Shares of Papa John's spiked Wednesday after a report surfaced that the company's founder John Schnatter had been in preliminary talks with Wendy's about a possible merger.
Laundry Service, the media agency accused of extortion by Papa John's Founder John Schnatter, called his claims "disparaging and outrageous" in a memo sent to employees Tuesday.
Papa John's Founder John Schnatter doubled down on claims he made during a television interview Friday in a letter to the company's board of directors penned Saturday.
McDonald's said Tuesday it is joining with Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to develop a cup that could be mass produced from materials that are recyclable, compostable or both.
Papa John's founder accused media agency Laundry Service of trying to blackmail company for $6 million.
Following Schnatter's admission last week to using a racially charged slur during a May conference call, Papa John's created a special committee of independent directors to evaluate the relationship and arrangements between the company and its founder.
Papa John's CEO Steve Ritchie said the company was "not an individual" and vowed to make changes to company policies.