Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to build a Papa John's Franchise?

An average unit of 1200 – 1400 square feet, located in a strip center, costs approximately $250,000. This amount will vary depending on the size of the unit and the geographical area. Please review the Franchise Disclosure Document for more information and our current incentive program which may reduce the initial investment.

What is the standard franchise fee?

The initial US franchise fee is $25,000 per unit for a standard Papa John's restaurant. Please refer to our current incentive program as the fee can be eliminated.

What is the standard royalty fee?

An ongoing royalty fee of 5% of net sales is due on a monthly basis. Please refer to our current incentive program for an opportunity to lower the royalty fee as you start your operation.

What are the marketing and advertising fees?

Papa John's requires that a minimum of 8% of net monthly sales be spent by each franchisee for marketing purposes*, which includes the national fund and co-op and/or local marketing initiatives.

*Papa John's Franchise Disclosure Document includes more detailed information regarding marketing and advertising fees.

What are the minimum financial requirements?

Depending upon the number of units you wish to open, you must have a minimum net worth of $250,000. Please refer to the Requirements & Fees section for more information.

Does Papa John's provide training?

Yes, we provide initial training for the operator of 6-8 weeks. In addition, we continue to provide ongoing training for your operator and team.


Live the American Dream

"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 and you're willing to live the American dream, we'd love to speak with you about becoming a Papa John's franchisee."

Come visit us today!

"Papa John," Founder