Papa John's Founder Shows Off 'Papa Castle,' And It's Got A Giant Mating Eagles Clock

Written by on May 13, 2020

Large spinning mating eagles clock? Test. Moat? Test.

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter gave an “MTV Cribs”-style tour of his mansion on TikTok, and it’s just about as eccentric as you’d anticipate from the controversial former CEO of the pizza empire.

Schnatter ― who resigned as board chairman of the pizza chain in 2018 after experiences that he used a racial slur in a convention name ― gave followers a peek at his self-named “Papa Fort” on Tuesday after not too long ago becoming a member of the video platform.

The $11 million mansion is the costliest dwelling in Louisville, Kentucky, USA Immediately reported final December. In different movies shared on the platform final month, Schnatter confirmed off what seems to be a classic automobile assortment and likewise a non-public helicopter. All of it sits on a virtually 16-acre block of land, Folks reported.

“Howdy. Papa John. Welcome to my crib,” Schnatter says initially of the 55-second video. Viewers then see a shot of the mansion’s exterior ― full with turrets and a moat.

Then, as he backs into the entryway of his dwelling, he offers a fast rundown of eagles’ mating methods as he introduces the enormous sculpture recreating simply that. “This isn’t only a sculpture, it’s a clock!” the caption reads. Schnatter says the clock spins 4 occasions an hour.

Schnatter then teases his library, the place he says he makes movies and writes letters, however he’s saving that tour for half 2. 

Forbes reported that the pizza mogul’s internet price was briefly $1 billion in 2017. Nevertheless, Schnatter’s wealth reportedly declined following a string of controversies. Previous to his ouster from the Papa John’s board, he had already stepped down as CEO in late 2017 after he tried guilty declining pizza gross sales on the NFL’s dealing with of its gamers’ protests towards police brutality.

The video clocked 1.2 million views on TikTok, the place some commenters identified the tasteless timing of the acute show of wealth whereas the nation faces financial misery. It then made its approach to Twitter, the place it received the remedy:

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