Coronavirus: Papa John’s founder donates $1 million to small business relief efforts

Papa John's founder John Schnatter donates $1 million to coronavirus relief

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The founder of Papa John's Pizza is serving up $1 million to help small business relief efforts.

John Schnatter is donating $1 million through his foundation to nonprofits and some money will go directly to small businesses, WAVE reported.

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“Times have never been harder for so many business owners, and I understand what it takes to come back from tough financial times,” Schnatter said in a statement. “Now it’s time to get small businesses and workers in America back on their feet so we can be better than ever as one nation.”

FILE PHOTO: John Schnatter is donating $1 million through his foundation to nonprofits and some money will go directly to small businesses
FILE PHOTO: John Schnatter is donating $1 million through his foundation to nonprofits and some money will go directly to small businesses (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)