Papa John's CEO John "Papa" Schnatter has been making news these days for his rigorous anti-Obamacare stance: it's so outrageous, the pizza bigwig recently told Politico, that the new healthcare policy "will cost 11 to 14 cents per pizza, or 15 to 20 cents per order from a corporate basis." The statement was so, uh, compelling that even Steven Colbert weighed in on the matter.
What's all this have to do with real estate? The blog FreakOutNation offers this: "His partisan views made while living in his sprawling mansion, clearly are not in the interest of the middle class." About that mansion: Schnatter lives in a 40,000-square-foot castle on 16 acres in Kentucky; the property includes a 22-car underground garage ("complete with an office for valet parking, a car wash and even a motorized turn able to move limousines"), and a 6,000-square-foot detached carriage house.
Upon visiting Schnatter's place for a fundraiser, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, always a fan of fancy car contraptions and glitzy houses, had this to say: "Who would’ve imagined pizza could build this. This is really something. Don’t you love this country? What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course?. This is a real tribute to America, to entrepreneurship." Good point, good sir!
· Hi there! [FreakOutNation]
· Papa John's: 'Obamacare' will raise pizza prices [Politico via Eater National]
· Colbert on What Americans Will Pay For Papa John's [Eater National]