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PAPA JOHN’S: First class franchise with the premium pizza people

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PAPA JOHN’S: First class franchise with the premium pizza people

A notable success story among pizza brands franchising overseas is Papa John’s. Here’s how they’ve succeeded and why you should partner with this fast-growing concern

A notable success story among pizza brands franchising overseas is Papa John’s. Here’s how they’ve succeeded and why you should partner with this fast-growing concern

We have a proven, simple and streamlined operating system, world-class franchise support and business consulting, proven franchise model with excellent profit potential and high-quality, great-tasting products customers love

Quality is our foundation and distinction – we’ve always had Better Ingredients and always will. Papa John’s, the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company, continues to set the bar high among quick-service restaurants and pizza chains.

Our global story remains strong. Papa John’s is now in over 40 countries and territories with a plan to add three to five additional countries per year. The Papa John’s team is looking to expand in Europe, North Africa and South America.

“There’s a lot of opportunity left for growth, even though we are a global chain, said “Papa” John Schnatter, Founder, Chairman and CEO. “There are a lot of choice markets that need potential Papa John’s franchisees. You know what the saying is….you can strike while the iron’s hot or you make the iron hot by striking it.”

As we work towards becoming the largest pizza delivery company, there are plenty of opportunities to grow with us internationally. We have a proven, simple and streamlined operating system, world-class franchise support and business consulting, proven franchise model with excellent profit potential, and high-quality, great-tasting products customers love.

Better ingredients, better customer service

We continue to implement our gold standard ingredients worldwide to make sure all our pizzas taste the same. This costs a little more but it’s worth it in the long run to help us live up to our BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA brand promise.

Papa John’s dedication to quality is reinforced by its financial investment of over $100 million dollars to provide superior product to its customers. Papa John’s is the first national pizza delivery chain to announce the removal of all artificial flavors and synthetic colors from the entire food menu. This includes flavor enhancer MSG, preservatives like BHA and BHT; cellulose and partially hydrogenated oils; artificial flavors and synthetic colors and the High Fructose Corn Syrup.

According to the 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Papa John’s ranked first among QSR-pizza brands in customer satisfaction and product quality, while also ranking tied for second overall among limited service restaurants. This year’s recognition marks the 16th time out of the previous 18 years that the Louisville-based pizza chain led the pizza industry in overall customer satisfaction.

A better franchise opportunity

Papa John’s has some of the industry’s lowest start-up costs – you can open a Papa John’s for less than $300,000. By comparison, an average sit-down restaurant generally requires over $1 million investment to open. Papa John’s also has some of the industry’s leading incentives including a low franchise fee, set of ovens for each store, reduced royalties during the first four years and food credits to name a few. Not to mention, Papa John’s ranks #4 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 200 Global Franchises. Papa John’s also provides initial training for the operator for 6-8 weeks and continues to provide ongoing training for the operator and team. The brand offers a streamlined online application process and clearly outlines the requirements, incentives, potential US and international development locations and franchisee testimonials at http://www.papajohns.com/franchise/.

Global expansion

On the global development front, Papa John’s International, Inc. continues to grow. Over the last 24 months, we have successfully opened in three major European markets – Northern France, Madrid, Spain and Amsterdam, Netherlands. In addition, we continue to have rapid growth in the United Kingdom as we have over 350 restaurants.
In addition, during the past year, Papa John’s International has announced new development deals in Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Tunisia, Spain and Israel. Papa John’s has approximately 1,000 new stores in development globally that are expected to open during the next six years.
With that in mind, Papa John’s International is targeting expansion across Eastern and Western Europe in the following countries: Belgium, Germany, France, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Greece, Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Denmark and Sweden.

Come see for yourself what makes Papa John’s different. Become part of our Pizza Family – 120,000 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.


About Papa John’s

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company. For 16 of the past 18 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Additionally, just last month, Papa John’s was selected as Pizza Chain Brand of the Year in the 2017 Harris Poll EquiTrend Rankings. Papa John’s is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com. Also visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PapaJohns, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PapaJohns, YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/papajohns, Instagram at instagram.com/papajohns, and Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/papajohnspizza. Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising with Papa John’s at www.papajohns.com/franchise.

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