Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
#44 Franchise 500| Pizza
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Papa John's Int'l. Inc.
Pizza

About
Founded

1985

Franchising Since

1986 (33 Years)

Corporate Address

P.O. Box 99900
Louisville, KY 40299

CEO

Steve Ritchie

Parent Company

Papa John's Inc.

Ticker Symbol

PZZA

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 fee for 6 years, $3,000 food purchase credit

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

250 hours

Classroom Training:

75 hours

Additional Training:

At company-owned restaurant

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

20 - 20

Papa John's Int'l. Inc. is ranked #44 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $130,120 High - $844,420
Units
+3.8%+192 UNITS (1 Year) +10.9%+514 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Central America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Mexico, South America, Western Europe
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: September 11th, 2018