John Schnatter, founder, chairman, CEO and president of Papa John’s, told Inc. last week that his company’s drivers make “way closer to 20 bucks an hour than 10.”
He went on to say, “Regardless of what the minimum wage is, you really have the market wage. And if we’re not taking care of our people, we’re going to lose good talent at every level.”
Papa John’s sets a goal to pay store managers $75,000.
“ … We kind of have a system that produces good earnings for the people that do the heavy lifting at store level, and provides tremendous value and quality to the customer,” he said.
At Inc.'s GrowCo in Nashville, Tenn., Schnatter also spoke on topics such as commodity prices and nutritional issues. Regarding the latter topic, he called pizza “really nutritious,” if you don’t eat a whole pizza.