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Papa John’s – #1 in quality


Papa John’s – #1 in quality

Quality is our foundation and distinction – we’ve always had better ingredients and always will. Papa John’s, the world’s third-largest…

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 annually 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 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Papa John’s ranked first among QSR-pizza brands in customer satisfaction and product quality, while also ranking second overall among limited service restaurants. This year’s recognition marks the 15th time out of the previous 17 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, a McDonald’s requires an investment of approximately $1million, while Taco Bell requires a minimum investment of $1.2 million. 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


Global expansion

On the global development front, Papa John’s International, Inc. continues to grow. Below are some key highlights of our European and global growth efforts:

  • United Kingdom. Papa John’s has nearly 350 restaurants operating in the United Kingdom.
  • Spain. In January 2016 Papa John’s announced the signing of a development agreement to open over 100 restaurants in Madrid and the surrounding area. The brand celebrated the opening of its first restaurant in Madrid, Spain in early May. This effort is led by Drake QSR who owns over 45 successful Papa John’s restaurants in Chile and decided to open a new market in Madrid.
  • The Netherlands. A consortium of five Papa John’s franchisees in the U.K., led by Mr. Tony Kalsi, has the exclusive development rights and opened the first Papa John’s in the Netherlands during the summer of 2016.

During the past year, Papa John’s International has announced new stores and 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, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Greece, Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Denmark, 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 15 of the past 17 years, consumers have rated Papa John’s No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John’s is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the National Football League and Super Bowl LI. For more information about the company or to order pizza online, visit Papa John’s at Also visit us on Facebook at, Twitter at, YouTube at, Instagram at, and Pinterest at Looking to be a part of something Better? Learn more about franchising with Papa John’s at


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