Why Us

Why open a Papa John's franchise?

SIGNATURE CHEESE - Crafted from 100% mozzarella, our signature
cheese is mild and delicate, yet full-bodied in flavor.

Papa John's Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.

Join a Winning Team with over 4,000 restaurants worldwide

#1 in customer satisfaction among all National Pizza Chains, ACSI 2014
- The American Customer Satisfaction Index.

#1 Pizza Brand of the Year - 2012, Harris Poll.

Industry leading customer sales to investment ratio per restaurant.

One of the Top Five Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains in America,
GE Capital.

Relatively low initial investment - You may be able to open a Papa John’s for less than $250,000*.

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Industry Leading Incentives**

  • NO FRANCHISE FEE ($25,000 savings)
  • REDUCED ROYALTIES over 4 years as follow:
    • First 12 Months – 1.0% Royalty
    • Second 12 Months – 2.0% Royalty
    • Third 12 Months – 3.0% Royalty
    • Fourth 12 Months – 4.0% Royalty
    • After 4 years – Standard Rate
  • $3,000 Food Credit (when applicable)

Simple and streamlined operating system.

World-class franchise support every step of the way to make it easier to run your business.

Proven franchise model with excellent profit potential.

*Estimated costs for typical in-line location. Atypical features of a location may raise these costs.
Certain restrictions apply.

**All benefits, discounts and payments subject to Papa John’s 2014 US Development Incentive Program.


Papa John's is a proven brand.

"We’ve won countless awards for customer service and the strength of our brand. Come see for yourself what makes us different. I’m really proud of the 80,000 team members worldwide that make Papa John’s "Better Ingredients. Better Pizza." promise come to life every day.

So, if you have a passion for quality and you want to be on a winning team, Papa John’s may be right for you.”

"Papa John," Founder