Papa John's Pizza

Papa John's Franchising

Frequently Asked Questions

Our designs are fresh, yet cost-effective. To build a Papa John’s unit costs between $375,000 to $425,000, depending upon the size of the unit and the market in which the unit is built. This cost includes design and build, signs, equipment and fixtures, smallwares, computer/IT equipment and start-up food supply.

The inital franchise fee is $35,000.

There is an ongoing royalty fee equal to 5.5% of net sales.

Total advertising and marketing fees are 4.5%

  • 3.5% is contributed to the regional marketing fund
  • 1% is contributed to the global marketing fund.
  • You are also expected to spend 2-3% on local store marketing
A minimum of $130,000 – $160,000 in unencumbered cash is required. The remaining funds can be financed.
Yes, we provide initial training for the operator of 6-8 weeks. In addition, we continue to provide ongoing training for you and your team.

We do not provide financing, however we can help you find a lender that will work with you.

Provided it meets our criteria, we are happy to work with you to develop a site you have in mind. Alternatively, we have sites  ready for development.

We do offer multi-unit development deals to qualified franchisees who have experience doing this.

Join Our Team.

If you believe in doing things right, in doing things first class, if you’re willing to give an extra 10 or 20 percent every day, we’d love to speak with you about becoming a Papa John’s franchisee.