Our Process & Requirements

Take the next step to Franchise Ownership at Papa John's.

FRESH DOUGH (never frozen) - Fresh, hand-tossed dough is prepared
using the finest ingredients and delivered fresh to our restaurants.

Papa John's Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

Process to Franchise Ownership

STEP 1: Submit Request for Consideration Form

Franchise Application

STEP 2: Initial Call with Franchise Representative

STEP 3: Submit additional information needed such as resumes, financial statements and business outline.

STEP 4: Operational Interview

STEP 5: Guest Visit at Corporate Headquarters

STEP 6: Franchise Review Board Approval

STEP 7: Execution of Development Agreement

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Our Requirements

Papa John's net worth and capital requirements for new franchisees are:

  • Minimum of $50,000 in cash or liquid assets
  • Minimum net worth of $250,000
  • Ability to obtain financing up to $275,000

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

Additional franchisee qualifications:

  • Business professionals with management experience
  • Restaurant or retail experience preferred


See if Papa John's is a good fit for you.

"There's never been a better time to be a Papa John's franchisee. We're the number one brand in our category and we have never had better incentives than right now."

"Papa John," Founder

Papa John's Franchise Support

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