As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter realized that there was something missing from national pizza chains; a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void.In 1983, "Papa" John Schnatter delivered his last campus pizza, picked up his business degree from Ball State University, and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at age 22, he knocked down the broom closet in his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), sold his prized 1972 Z28 Camaro, purchased $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar

Contact Information for Papa John's Int'l. Inc.

Company Website: http://company.papajohns.com/franchise_opps/index.shtm

P.O. Box 99900 NA
Louisville
KY 40299 USA Work: (502) 261-7272
Fax: (502) 261-4324

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Opportunity Type:

Training Available:
  • At headquarters
  • At local location
Support Available:
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings
  • Internet
  • Phone Support
  • Purchasing cooperatives

Business Start Date: 1

Description: As a high school student working at a local pizza pub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Papa John's founder John Schnatter realized that there was something missing from national pizza chains; a superior-quality traditional pizza delivered to the customer's door. His dream was to one day open a pizza restaurant that would fill that void.In 1983, "Papa" John Schnatter delivered his last campus pizza, picked up his business degree from Ball State University, and went back to Jeffersonville, Indiana. There, at age 22, he knocked down the broom closet in his father's tavern (Mick's Lounge), sold his prized 1972 Z28 Camaro, purchased $1,600 worth of used restaurant equipment, and began delivering pizzas out of the back of the bar

Required net worth: $250,000

Total investment: $250,000

Franchise fee: $25,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 500

Number of Franchises: 2570

Company Owned Units: 649

Ongoing Royalty: 5%

Financing Available: Yes Third Party


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