Papa John's is once again offering existing and potential franchisees a package of incentives to join the system. Under the company's 2013 Development Incentive Program, franchisees signing development agreements in the U.S. now through 2013 under this program can receive:
- No franchise fee ($25,000 value);
- $50,000 in equipment, including two Middleby-Marshall ovens, which may be purchased by the franchisee 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 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 a lot of runway remaining to grow both in the U.S. and throughout the world," said Tim O'Hern, Papa John's chief development officer. "We are proud to offer this industry-leading development program to help new and existing franchisees deliver 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 Nov. 30, 2013, for new restaurant openings on or before Dec. 29, 2013. 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 at papajohns.com.
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