Franchising Status
Eligibility for SBA Loan

Overall Rating

Franchise Summary

Business Opportunity

The franchise offered is for the operation of a quick service restaurant specializing inpizza and limited additional menu items under the name "Papa John's. " Our standard terms maybe modified by the terms of our "Non-Traditional Program" (defined in Item 1). THISDISCLOSURE DOCUMENT IS APPLICABLE ONLY TO FRANCHISES TO BE LOCATEDIN THE UNITED STATES, EXCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII.

Corporate Structure

Papa John’s International Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated on July 25, 1991. Their principal business address is P.O.Box 99900, 2002 Papa John’s Boulevard, Louisville, Kentucky 40269-0900.

Investment and Franchisee Fees

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a standard Papa John’s franchise is $130,120 to $844,420. This includes up to $73,920 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate. The total investment necessary to begin operation of a non-traditional Papa John’s franchise is $26,500 to $388,920. This includes up to $56,420 that must be paid to the franchisor or its affiliate.

Royalties and Marketing Fees

Royalties : 5.0% of revenue

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Distribution of Papa John's Franchisees

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How much investment do I need to start my own Papa John's business?
Franchisees typically require at least $130,120 to $844,420 investment to get their Papa John's business started
What are the initial franchise fees for Papa John's?
Franchisees typically need to pay at least $73,920 in fees directly to Papa John's in order to earn the right to launch their business
How much money can I make with a Papa John's franchise? What are the average revenues for a typical Papa John's business?
We haven’t done the math on how much revenue a typical Papa John's brings in each year. We estimate that other franchisees in the Food & Beverage industry general revenue, so we would expect Papa John's to generate a similar amount
How long do I need to commit to running a Papa John's unit? What is my contractual commitment?
Papa John's franchisees are typically required to sign up to a 10 year contract initially. The renewal length is 10 years. You can of course exit early but don’t expect to get any refund!

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