Good morning, PR pros:
Beleaguered Papa John’s has a new company face: former Arby’s president Rob Lynch.
We’re excited to announce Rob Lynch has joined Papa John’s as President and CEO. Rob has an impressive track record of growing purpose-driven brands like ours and we know he will be a valuable addition to the Papa John’s family. Read more here https://t.co/ng102JvlFz.
— Papa John's Pizza (@PapaJohns) August 27, 2019
Lynch will take over repairing the pizza chain’s reputation and brand image following racist comments that its former founder, John Schnatter, made during a conference call. Steve Ritchie has been Papa John’s interim chief executive.
Lynch seems unafraid of hyperbole.