Franchising Status
Eligibility for SBA Loan

Franchisor Background

Year Founded

Year when franchising entity was formed

Parent Company

Corporate owner of franchising entity
Papa John's Inc.


Chief Executive Officer of Franchisor
Steve Ritchie

Franchise Units

Size of franchisee system


High level industry category
Food & Beverage

Initial Franchisee Requirements

Net Worth Required

Minimum net worth required to be franchisee

Liquid Capital Required

Minimum liquid capital required to be franchisee

Minimum Investment

Lowest reported franchise investment cost

Maximum Investment

Highest reported franchise investment cost

Minimum Franchise Fee

Minimum initial fee payable to franchisor

Maximum Franchise Fee

Maximum initial fee payable to franchisor

Other Considerations for Franchisees

Initial Term

Length of initial franchise agreement
10 years

Renewal Term

Length of franchise agreement if renewed
10 years

Number of Franchisor Lawsuits

Between franchisors and franchisees

Number of Director Bankruptcies

Franchisor directors, and franchise entities

Distribution of Papa John's Franchisees

Papa John's Franchise System Development in 2017


How much investment do I need to start my own Papa John's business?
Franchisees typically require $129,910 to $844,210 investment to get their Papa John's business started
What are the initial franchise fees for Papa John's?
We don’t know exactly how much the franchise fees are for Papa John's, but we can tell you that other franchises in the Food & Beverage sector typically need to pay between $12,631 and $14,825 to the franchisor
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 0 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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