It was 1996 when Steve Ritchie started to make his mark within the pizza industry-having gotten an early job working at a local Papa John’s. According to Steve Ritchie, the experience was positive and after steadily working through the ranks to store manager, Steve Ritchie, a then-senior in high school, purchased his own pizzeria.
As time went on, Steve Ritchie, continued to work various positions until finally taking his current position as CEO of Papa John’s. After working both as a store and corporate employee for the last 22 years, Steve Ritchie, has been able to seamlessly transition into his current role as CEO of Papa John’s. As CEO, Steve Ritchie plans to focus company efforts on delivering a quality and predictable service to its customers. Under Ritchie’s leadership, Papa John’s is expected to dedicate itself to practices that include not only racial sensitivity but promote cultural togetherness. Steve Ritchie, wants to remind the public, that Papa John’s Pizza is more than just one entity, but the cohesion of many racially and culturally diverse components. These various components are the heart of Papa John’s, and Steve Ritchie wants to focus attention back to those ideals.
The company has started a campaign engrossed on rebuilding the brand and pursuing new ventures. Steve Ritchie Papa John’s, says that diction is excellent at demonstrating support, but actions have more of an impact. Claiming that if Papa John’s is to regain public trust as a company, then all proceeding actions need to be genuine and intentional. Papa John’s as a whole has acknowledged its faults, claiming that the public’s best interest had not been as high of a priority in the past. Also, iterating that any future company aspirations will include the more transparency of company goals and a commitment to equality. Change will not happen overnight, but with time and dedication, Steve Ritchie believes the company will start to redirect itself. Read about Ritchie’s promotion here.