Locations Globally
$1.1 MillionAUV
$188,615 - $975,415Initial Investment Range

Papa Johns History

Founded in 1984, Papa Johns is a 38-year-old dynamic brand with a significant growth outlook and a commitment to long-term profitable success. Papa Johns innovation occurs across all fronts including product, culture, social impact and customer experience. We are as hungry for perfection today as we were when we made our first pizza in a broom closet in Jeffersonville, Indiana, more than 30 years ago.

Prime White Space Available

Papa Johns performs well in every type of territory across the United States, thanks to our modular redesign, Papa Johns Epic Dough. Some markets provide more competition which presents a great opportunity for franchising. There is significant white space across the country, and Papa Johns will work with you to determine a prime territory to grow in.

Support & Training

Papa Johns provides franchisees with robust training programs and processes from the beginning of the franchise agreement. This includes: initial training on restaurant operations, development solutions, new product and equipment deployments, and the development of training systems that consist of classroom education and on-the-job training in a certified training facility.


We innovate to win on all levels: product, consumer marketing, technology, online ordering and customer experience, all of which benefit our franchisees’ bottom-line.

Commitment to Quality

Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.® It’s not just a tagline, it’s a promise. We know that quality ingredients and support systems create superior pizzas. Whether it’s our quality toppings, fresh, never-frozen original dough or even the box itself, we are driven to invest in our effort to consistently deliver superior service.