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Papa John

Papa John's

is seeking candidates for expansion.

What does a Papa John's Franchise Cost?

In order to open a Papa John's restaurant, potential franchisees must have access to liquid assets of at least $75,000, at least $250,000 in net worth, and the ability to obtain financing of up to $275,000. The company also charges a one-time franchise fee of $25,000 for new restaurants. As an example, an average unit 1200–1400 sq. ft., located in a strip center, costs approximately $300,000.

Total Investment$130,120 - $844,420
Cash Required$75,000
Business TypeFranchise
Target Market National

Open a Papa John's Franchise.

"We’ve won countless awards for customer service and the strength of our brand. Come see for yourself what makes us different. I'm really proud of the 80,000 team members worldwide that make Papa John's "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." promise come to life every day.

So, if you have a passion for quality and you want to be on a winning team, Papa John's may be right for you." - Papa John, Founder. Pizza Maker

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If you are willing to work hard and follow the system Papa John's has set in place, you too can grow a successful pizza business. With more than 5,220 restaurants worldwide Papa John's has the ingredients for success.

Training and Support

Papa John's provides 6-8 weeks of training and also provides ongoing training for your operator and team.

Average Unit

The Papa John's franchise offered is a retail restaurant devoted primarily to the sale of pizza and related food products. The majority of Papa John's franchises are operated on a delivery and carry-out basis however, there are a few restaurants which offer dine-in service.

Average size: 1200 – 1400 square feet
Location: Strip center
Average number of employees: 20


  • Royalty Fee: 5%
  • Advertising Fee: 8%
  • Franchise Fee: 0

Financing Options

Papa John's International. Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the franchise fee, startup costs and equipment.


  • #1 Pizza Chain Brand, 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend®
  • #1 in customer satisfaction and product quality, American Customer Satisfaction Index

Ideal Candidates

We're looking for franchise owners who are outgoing, have retail management experience, (restaurant experience preferred but not required) and who will be 100% dedicated to managing their team and restaurant. People and building relationships are a priority. You must have a minimum of $75K in cash and will need approximately $300,000 in cash, liquid assets or available financing to build your restaurant.

Special Discount

Papa John's offers an incentive for veterans which includes a waived franchise fee, free set of ovens, reduced royalty for 4 years and $3,000 food purchase credit.