From the outside, the company’s pizza has a cheery charm, even though the crust and toppings aren’t actually made by the pizza company.
But inside, the pizzeria is a place where a handful of workers are trying to make a living.
Papa John’s operates in nearly every part of the country, including some with relatively small populations.
And in the small New York city where the pizzas are made, the restaurant employs almost half of its employees.
The company’s main business is making pizza, but Papa John has been growing rapidly in recent years.
Last year, Papa John Pizza reported revenue of $14.6 billion, up almost 13% from the year before.
In the last year alone, it has opened restaurants in more than 20 countries, including in Russia, India, South Korea and Australia.
The pizzeria’s success has led to growing criticism about the fast-food chain’s treatment of workers and the conditions they work in.
Some workers say they’re pressured to work long hours, under dangerous conditions, or even forced to go home at night.
And workers say their pay and benefits are inadequate.
Pizza chain Papa John is known for its red sauce, a sweet sauce that can be found at most other fast-casual restaurants.
It comes in two flavors: black and red.
More: http://bit.ly/1d1xD2W The Pizza Express franchisee in New York, whose workers make Papa John pizza, said that he would consider closing his restaurant if the company continued to treat workers poorly.
“I don’t think that’s the right way to treat a lot of workers,” he said.
“There are a lot more workers out there that are working for Papa John than there are workers for Pizza Express.”
In 2014, Papa Johns Pizza Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a series of health and safety scandals that led to the company paying $2 billion to settle allegations of wage theft, excessive overtime and fraud.
Papa John paid $2.9 billion in fines, penalties and interest over the years.
In a statement, Papa johns said its business has changed over the last decade and that it is focused on providing a great pizza experience to our customers, employees and associates.
The Associated Press