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Franchise: Papa John's Int'l. Inc.

Initial Investment
LOW:$130,120
HIGH: $844,420
Change in Units
+4.4% +209 UNITS (1 Year)
+16.1% +685 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: 265 hours

Training at headquarters: 50 hours

Additional Training: At company-owned restaurant

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 20 - 20

About Papa John's Int'l. Inc.

John Schnatter dreamed of opening his own pizza restaurant from the time he was a high school student working at a local pizza parlor in Jeffersonville, Indiana. After getting his business degree from Ball State University in 1983, he returned home, knocked down the broom closet in his father's tavern, sold his car to buy used restaurant equipment and began delivering pizzas.

The first Papa John's restaurant opened in 1985, and the company began franchising in 1986. Today, Schnatter's dream has resulted in thousands of Papa John's restaurants worldwide.

Founded

1985

Franchising Since

1986 (31 Years)

Corporate Address

P.O. Box 99900 Louisville, KY 40299

CEO

John Schnatter

Parent Company

Papa John's Inc.

Ticker Symbol

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: See List

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$130,120 - $844,420

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$75,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$25,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

8%

Financing Options

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

Veteran Incentives


Franchise fee waived, free set of ovens, reduced royalty for 4 years, $3,000 food purchase credit

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Updated: August 30th, 2017

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