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.

International Process to Franchise Ownership

STEP 1: Submit Request for Consideration Form

Franchise Application

STEP 2: Initial Call with Franchise Representative

STEP 3: Complete Business Plan and Cash Flow Model

STEP 4: Guest Visit at Corporate Headquarters

STEP 5: Market Visit with Senior Management Team

STEP 6: Franchise Review Board Approval

STEP 7: Signing of Letter of Intent

STEP 8: Execution of Development Agreement

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International Requirements

Papa John’s international development agreements generally require a franchisee to build and operate a minimum number of restaurants in a particular geographic area within a period of three to seven years. This requires prospective franchisees to have a substantial net worth and cash availability position. We generally require a minimum US$2,000,000 net worth under our multi-unit development agreement with additional minimum requirements for liquid/cash assets.

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


Come in and see if we can get you involved with Papa John's.

"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

Our Founder's Commitment

Our franchisees describe John’s active involvement in the business and his undying commitment for quality.

“He’s actively involved in the business, he’s the one that grew it, he’s the one that built it, gives a 100% to it…”

Bill Freitas, Owner/Operator
Colonel’s Limited

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