Papa John's Pizza


Cash Investment: $25,000 Investment Range: $25,000 - $50,000
Franchise Fees: $25,000 Training & Support: Yes
Franchise Units: 1000+ Financing Available: No
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Committed to delivering on its brand promise of "Better Ingredients.  Better Pizza,"  Papa John's has become the world's third largest pizza franchisor with over 3,600 restaurants worldwide.  Papa John's is in all 50 states and approximately 40 international markets.

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Better Business with Better Pizza from Papa John's!
  • Proven, streamlined operating system.
  • World-class franchise support and business consulting.
  • Traditional and Non-Traditional development opportunities.


Papa John's 2011 U.S. Development Incentive Program

Papa John's is excited to announce the 2011 Development Incentive Program!

Sign up to develop a Papa John's in 2011 and you can take advantage of these great terms:

  • No FRANCHISE FEE ($25,000 Savings);

Single and multi-unit opportunities available.  

Franchise Qualifications and Requirements

  •  Minimum of $50,000 in cash or liquid assets;
  • Minimum net worth of $150,000; and
  • Ability to obtain financing up to $200,000.

These are the minimum requirements and do not represent the total potential costs to open and operate one or more Papa John's units.


Additional franchise qualifications and requirements include:

The prospective franchisee should have at least one partner with a successful business management background and one partner who qualifies as the Principal Operator. For single-unit development, an individual can apply to be both owner and Principal Operator.

The Principal Operator must have prior general management experience relative to the number of units to be developed and must own or have the right to acquire at least 5% equity in the business within 12 months of hire date.

A fully completed Request for Consideration Form and current resume must be submitted for each member of the proposed franchise group or the owner operator, including the proposed Principal Operator. Also, Papa John's will request supporting documentation from each proposed owner.



For 10 of the past 11 years(1999-2010) Papa John's has earned the highest customer satisfaction rating among all national pizza chains in the highly regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

In 2009 Papa John's ranked #10 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500.

In 2009 Papa John's was also included as one of the Fastest Growing

Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine and Top 10 Global Franchises.

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