Papa John’s CEO Rob Lynch says it has won new customers during the pandemic


Rob Lynch, CEO of Papa John’s Pizza.

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Papa John’s is continuing its record growth streak as the pandemic shifts consumer buying habits with more Americans staying in and ordering food.

May was the best month in the company’s history, with same-store sales up 33.5%. On Thursday, the company reported second-quarter North American system-wide comparable sales of 28% and an International comparable sales increase of 5.3% in the second quarter. For July, preliminary same-store sales rose nearly 31%.

President and CEO Rob Lynch said 70% of orders are coming in digitally, with mobile being its fastest-growing platform.

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‘Mulan’ went to Disney+ out of necessity, won’t become the norm


Liu Yifei stars in Disney’s “Mulan.”


After Disney announced that “Mulan” would find a home on its streaming service for the premium price of $30, some speculated that “Black Widow” and other blockbuster features from the studio could be next.

Not so fast.

The unexpected move to bring “Mulan” to on-demand was done out of necessity. With theaters in the U.S. unable to reopen to significant crowds due to an ongoing resurgence of coronavirus cases, Disney was forced to push back the film again and again. 

“The company has said this isn’t the norm,” media and streaming analyst Dan

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House Democrats slam Trump coronavirus response as ‘wrong’ and ‘dangerous’


House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

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House Democrats slammed the administration’s response to the pandemic Thursday, saying in a new report that President Donald Trump “intentionally misled the American public on every aspect of the pandemic” and it’s led to needless deaths and job losses.

Led by Rep. James Clyburn, chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, House Democrats released a scathing report titled “A Failure to Lead: The Trump administration’s Disastrous Response to

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World Health Organization asks the U.S. to reconsider withdrawing from international group


Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The World Health Organization’s top official said Wednesday he hopes the United States will reconsider its decision to leave the United Nations’ health organization, saying the coronavirus can’t be defeated “in a divided world.” 

“The problem is not about the money, it’s not the financing that’s the issue. It’s actually the relationship with the U.S. that’s more important and its leadership abroad,”  WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during

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