John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, gets a hand from his 12 year-old son, Beau, in placing his first-ever online order to help mark the rollout of the company’s revamped website. Papa John’s was the first pizza company to introduce online ordering in 2001 at www.papajohns.com and the brand has since transacted more than $2 billion in online sales. Schnatter started the business in the broom closet of his father’s tavern 26 years ago and the company has grown to be the world’s third largest pizza chain. Until last week, he had never ordered a pizza online. Schnatter’s order, made from his home in Louisville, Ky., can be watched on www.facebook.com/papajohns.
I found my photo used in a gallery of Derby photos on Boston.com’s Big Shots:
May 4, 2010
2010 Kentucky Derby
Mint juleps and mud marked the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. A wet weekend in Louisville didn’t stop the Derby hats from coming out, and it didn’t stop Super Saver either. Jockey Calvin Borel again rode the victor, his third win out of the last four races. ( 17 photos total)
A recollection of past graduations as I send off a quote to shoot one at a very cool school…
This is from my 1999 portfolio, titled Salem Graduate, 1999. That’s all I know right off, without digging through boxes of film for a caption sheet from way back then when I was doing these for The Courier–Journal Neighborhoods section, or in this case, The Indiana Weekly. Pre-digital, pre-metadata.
Many thanks to the Hibernians for throwing a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Parade! This was a favorite photo – Theresa Henken was dressed as a bearded St. Patrick and giving blessing cards to parade watchers along the way. She’d get behind and then have to run to catch up with her float! I followed her through the end at Mid-City Mall until she was swept up and rode away on the float. Then I discovered the beginning of the parade route… Check out the full gallery of photos from the parade here: Hibernian Pride
Captured for KFC:
This handout photo from KFC shows Colonel Bob Thompson, center, a Col. Sanders look-alike and spokesperson for KFC from Lawrenceburg, Ky., as he greets the camera at the opening of the second American Idol auditions Monday, July 21, 2008 in front of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Col. Bob, in the crowd to promote KFC by asking Idol hopefuls to do a chicken dance, was asked by the producer to introduce the Louisville audition.