No. Papa John’s customers consume their pizzas at home, even those who choose to collect their orders. Papa John’s team members are still trained to keep their store immaculately clean inside and out.
Our stores generate very low levels of noise and smell. By using state-of-the-art ventilation, we avoid causing disruption to the lives of local residents. 70% of our business is home delivery so very few of our customers need to park up and queue inside the store for their pizzas.
Papa John’s is currently looking for property on local high streets, retail parades, neighbourhood centres that fulfil the following criteria:
Frontage – 5.5m (15ft) minimum.
Depth – 20m (60ft) minimum.
Area – 85 – 100 m.sq (850 sq.ft – 1,000 sqft).
High Visibility with strong kerb side impact.
Hot food takeaway use – A5 (Will consider other uses).
Strong Residential Areas.
Minimum 20,000 households within 2 mile radius.
Adjacent to supporting traders, i.e. Convenience Store, Video Shop, Off Licence, Public House or other take-always.
Car parking near to premises.
No. Our franchisees are given enough autonomy to ensure they operate in a way that suits their local area but they must still adhere to strict quality, safety and image regulations that Papa John’s enforces through store visits and frequent appraisals. We have the right to remove a store from a franchisee who we believe to be a sub-standard operator and have no hesitation in doing so when required.
Due to exceptional success all our London and South East areas are now operating. See our Location Opportunities for other availability in UK areas.
Yes, you can read it here: Papa John’s Responsible Growth Policy.
If you could visit www.papajohns.com who will be delighted to help you with your international enquiry.
Papa John’s has over 300 stores in the UK and many of our operators run multi-site business and earn a comfortable living from those stores. Individual earnings are dependent on many factors such as overheads and operating costs of the individual stores.
In an average new store 20 jobs are created, split 40% full-time, 60% part-time. We seek, where possible, to operate standard opening hours for all of our stores and the typical closing time is 2300hrs. There are, of course, some units that operate different hours, but these are usually in non-residential areas where other outlets are also trading after 2300hrs.
No. Most of our franchisees did not have previous catering or retailing experience. The most successful franchisees are entrepreneurial, owner/operators and have excellent people skills.
Papa John’s is a full time business and requires hands on involvement from the Franchise Operator as such 100% of the time must be focused on the Papa John’s store.
You will receive 5 weeks training on our Management Training Programme for you to obtain our Restaurant Operations Certificate. The training takes place both at our Milton Keynes Quality Control Centre and a ‘buddy’ store local to your home base.
Extensive and continuous support from a dedicated Franchise Business Manager and our Restaurant Support Centre Staff will assist you with recruiting and training new staff, marketing, product control, pricing and other operational areas.
This depends on whether we have property available in the chosen area, but typically the timescale is between 6-9 months.
We are always on the lookout for property with existing A5 consent (Hot food takeaway use). One of our acquisitions team will be able to advise you on this by emailing your property details to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can talk to you more about specific areas and towns at the initial meeting. You can also highlight your requested locations on the application form. See our Location Opportunities page for availability in UK areas.
The franchisee fee is £18,500 +VAT (at 20%) for each franchise unit; this gives you the right to use the Papa John’s trademarks, its systems for preparing, marketing and selling food products, its information, specifications, knowhow and other confidential and proprietary information.
In addition, there is a franchise royalty fee of 5% of the net sales and a national marketing fee of 5% of net sales. You will also be responsible for the rent, rates and utility costs of the store for the term of the franchise agreement.
At the start of the franchise agreement there is an initial fee payable for each unit and this gives you the right to use the Papa John’s trademarks, its system for preparing, marketing and selling food products, its information, specifications, know-how and other confidential and proprietary information.
Included in the indicative total investment cost, there is also some allowance for management and staff training (part of the initial fee) and initial marketing support prior to opening.
Most of the start-up costs are comprised of building fit-out and equipment costs which will vary, depending on your site. Package normally includes all fixtures and fittings, signage, internal signs, map and frame, estate agent’s fee, legal fees, franchise fee, marketing fee, project management costs, and pre-opening expenses.
Typically between £185,000 and £225,000 (excluding VAT and freehold), of which £100,000 should be in liquid funds.
The initial agreement is normally for 10 years. Subject to lease and other considerations, the franchise agreement is currently renewable by the franchisee at no additional charge.