Industry News | December 20, 2010

Papa John’s Sweetens Deal for Potential Franchisees

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On the heels of a successful year of new store openings across the U.S., Papa John’s is once again making it very appealing for franchisees to grow within the Papa John’s family. Under the company’s announced 2011 Development Incentive Program, qualifying restaurants opening in the U.S. in 2011 under this program can receive: no franchise fee ($25,000 value); two Middleby-Marshall ovens, which may be purchased by the franchisee for $50 after operating for two years; a royalty waiver for up to 12 months; and a $3,000 food credit with PJ Food Service, which operates Papa John’s fresh dough and food distribution quality control centers, for each restaurant that opens at least 30 days prior to the scheduled opening date.

“Papa John’s continues to be a strong and growing brand, with lots of runway remaining to grow both in the U.S. and throughout the world,” says Jude Thompson, Papa John’s president and co-CEO. “With the continued uncertainty of the economic recovery as we head into 2011, we are proud to offer this program to help franchisees bring our ‘Better Ingredients, Better Pizza’ to an increasing number of consumers throughout the U.S.”

The program is generally available for new U.S. unit development agreements signed by qualifying franchisees through October 31, 2011, for new restaurant openings in 2011. The incentives are subject to the complete rules and eligibility requirements of the program at the time of signing a development agreement.