Shaq joins Papa John’s as member of the Board of Directors
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal has added one other title to his ever-growing record of accomplishments.
According to CNBC, Shaq has been named Papa John’s latest board member, and can function the board’s first African American director, in addition to an investor in 9 Papa John’s eating places in Atlanta. Additionally, The Diesel will function an envoy, because the pizza model seems to be to restore their picture.
CNN stories that the corporate can pay O’Neal $eight.25 million over three years for the endorsement deal.
“Shaquille has a wonderful entrepreneurial background, together with as a restaurant franchise proprietor, and is a pure artistic marketer,” mentioned Jeff Smith, chairman of Papa John’s board of administrators.
As famous, Shaq has loads of expertise within the meals enterprise. For occasion, he owns a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise in Atlanta, a “Big Chicken” spot in Las Vegas, and “Shaquille’s” restaurant in Los Angeles.
“Papa John’s is constructing a greater tradition, and I need to be part of enhancing the [firm from the within,” O’Neal said in a press release.