Number of Papa John's restaurants in the U.S. 2007-2019, by mode of operation

The number of Papa John’s restaurants in the United States fell to 3,142 in 2019, with units of company-owned stores decreasing over the year. The number of domestic company-owned restaurants fell from 708 to 598 over the year.

How are company-owned Papa John’s stores performing?

Papa John’s operates company-owned restaurants to improve marketing, employee training, and quality standards for the benefit of its entire network of stores. The company generated approximately 652 million U.S. dollars in sales revenue across its domestic company-owned restaurants in 2019; this meant that each company-owned store made an average of 1.05 million U.S. dollars in restaurant sales over the year – a decrease of 26 thousand U.S. dollars on the previous year. A standard Papa John’s company-owned store in the United States employs a restaurant manager and approximately 20 to 25 restaurant team members.

Papa John’s expands international franchises

In 2019, around 80 percent of Papa John’s domestic restaurants were franchised, with at least one located in each of the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia. All of the company’s 2,107 international restaurants were franchised in 2019. More than 300 international franchised restaurants opened for the first time in 2019, which includes stores in two new countries: Pakistan and Portugal.

Number of Papa John's restaurants in the United States from 2007 to 2019, by mode of operation

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2019

Special properties

Fiscal years end on the last Sunday of December.

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