Papa John's International used a page ad in USA Today
and The Dallas Morning News
Aug. 21 to respond to the lawsuit filed against it by rival pizza chain Pizza Hut, owned by Tricon Global Restaurants. Papa John's, the no. 4 U.S. pizza chain, called industry leader Pizza Hut a Goliath suing David. Papa John's founder-CEO John Schnatter called the lawsuit "nonsensical." Pizza Hut is charging Papa John's with deceptive marketing practices.
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