After a strong year of growth, including opening its 3,000th restaurant in North America, Papa John's is again offering franchisees an incentive package to grow within or join the company.
Under Papa John's 2012 Development Incentive Program, qualifying restaurants opening in the U.S. in 2012 under this program can receive:
- No franchise fee ($25,000 value); $50,000 in equipment, including two Middleby-Marshall ovens, which the franchisee may purchase for $50 after operating for three years;
- A royalty waiver for up to 18 months; and
- A $3,000 food credit with PJ Food Service, which operates Papa John's dough and food distribution quality control centers, for each restaurant that opens at least 30 days prior to the scheduled opening date.
"Our brand is poised for continued growth in 2012," said John Schnatter, Papa John's Founder, chairman and CEO. "We are proud to offer this Development Incentive Program to help franchisees grow with us and deliver our 'Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.' to an increasing number of consumers throughout the country."
The program is generally available for new U.S. unit development agreements signed by qualifying franchisees through Nov. 18, 2012, for new restaurant openings on or before Dec. 30, 2012.
The incentives are subject to the complete rules and eligibility requirements of the program at the time of signing a development agreement. Full program details are available upon completion and review of a Franchise Application accessible online.
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