Steve Ritchie is the new CEO of the Papa John’s Pizza organization. Before taking up the reins as the new head of the company, Mr. Ritchie served in a number of different capacities within the Papa John’s organization. As part of his role as the new CEO, Steve Ritchie wanted to go on a listening tour. His goal in this tour was to speak to the franchise owners, the managers and the workers at Papa John’s in a number of communities throughout the United States.
On his listening tour, Mr. Ritchie stopped in at stores in Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. The messages that he heard from those in these locations demonstrated that the Papa John’s family is diverse, and they care about the company and the members of the community that the company serves.
During his conversations with store owners, managers and employees, Mr. Ritchie discovered that many Papa John’s locations are very involved with the people who come into the pizza restaurants. The staff at the various Papa John’s locations work with the local schools and with local charitable organizations to help make the community better for every person and business that is a part of the community.
While on the listening tour, Steve Ritchie emphasized to everyone that Papa John’s is not just about one person. It takes every person who works at the company to make it the best that it can be. Every employee who serves at every level of the company has to be committed to moving the company forward so that the company can be even better than it was in the past.
Steve Ritchie Papa John’s plans to continue his listening tour in the future. He wants to go to more cities and speak with more employees. He wants to listen and get the feedback that he needs to perform his best in his new CEO role. Get in touch with Papa John’s thru Twitter.