Pizza Restaurant Franchise Requirements & FAQs

We’re sure you’re filled with questions about pizza restaurant franchises for sale from Johnny’s Pizza House. This page should answer most of them for you, but if you want to have a more detailed conversation about our pizza restaurant franchises for sale in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, or Texas, please call us at 318-807-1358 or contact us here

Company Highlights

  • Established in 1967 in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Currently operating 34 company owned restaurants in North Louisiana
  • Current number of franchise restaurants: 11
  • Corporate headquarters located in West Monroe, Louisiana

Franchise Qualifications

  • Minimum net worth of $600,000
  • Minimum personal liquid capital of $200,000
  • Have a successful business management background
  • Prior food service experience necessary

Decision Making Process

  1. Initial phone conversation with Qualification Specialist.
  2. Candidate completes and returns Franchise Application.
    Documentation must be enclosed with the Franchise Application to support the following:
  • Candidate must have a minimum of $200,000 in liquid for working capital, in addition;
  • Candidate must have $600,000 Investment Capability.
  • Please include statements (bank, stock, 401 K) of the $200K liquid.
  • Qualification Specialist completes financial review of candidate’s Franchise Application and conducts background investigation.

  • Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Decision-Making Checklist mailed to candidate (Acknowledgment of Receipt page must be returned before proceeding to the next step).

  • Johnny s Pizza House Franchise Recruiter contacts candidate to discuss FDD and Decision-Making Checklist and schedules a face-to-face meeting.

  • Candidate meets face-to-face with Johnnys Pizza House Franchise Recruiter.

  • Candidate observes operating system in a Johnny’s Pizza House restaurant for a day.

  • Candidate completes and returns their Business Plan to Johnny s Pizza House.

  • The Approval Committee reviews the candidates file for the appropriate market.

  • Candidate is invited to Orientation for the following:

    • Signing of the Franchise Agreement

    • Payment of Franchise Fee

    • Discussion of pre-opening time line

    • Set up initial training

Frequently Asked Questions

The estimated cost to open a Johnny’s Pizza House restaurant franchise is approximately $333,400 to $716,000 for an in-line location. However, operating a restaurant does require more capital in order to sustain and grow the business.

Owning and operating a Johnny’s Pizza House fast casual pizza franchise, use of our brand name, trademarks, recipes, operational systems, prototype, and décor. Additionally, you will receive support in these specific areas:

  • Assistance in site selection.
  • Prototypical plans and assistance in the development of your specific site.
  • Specifications for fixtures, furniture, equipment, and signage.
  • Corporate training for 8 weeks for a minimum of 3 trainees held prior to opening.
  • Ongoing support from the Johnny’s Pizza House operations team.
  • Full list of Johnny’s Pizza House approved suppliers for all necessary products and services.
  • Confidential Operations Manuals.

Yes. Johnny’s Pizza House is actively seeking franchisees who will build multiple restaurant locations over time. To secure the rights to open multiple units in a specific trade area, you must pay an area development fee equal to $10,000 multiplied by the number of restaurants to be developed. This $10,000 deposit is then credited toward the franchise fee for each restaurant developed. For example, if you purchased the right to develop three units in a specific trade area, you would be required to pay $30,000 ($10,000 x 3) as the deposit on three franchised restaurants, plus $15,000 as the balance of the franchise fee for the first unit, for a total of $45,000. You would be obligated to pay the balance on each franchise fee, or $15,000, for the second and third restaurant locations when leases for those locations are executed.

5% of total gross sales less sales tax or $125.00 per week, whichever is greater.

3% of total gross sales less sales tax. We allocate this 3% advertising and promotional obligation between contributions to the Johnny’s Pizza House system advertising fund and expenditures for local advertising.

Johnny’s Pizza House will provide real estate assistance and must approve all Johnny’s Pizza House locations. It is the franchisee’s responsibility to present potential sites for approval to Johnny’s Pizza House. Johnny’s Pizza House will provide a Site Approval Package to assist each franchisee in this regard. We are currently seeking investors looking for franchise opportunities in Louisiana, East Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi.

Yes, but not necessarily in foodservice. Johnny’s Pizza House actively searches for candidates with strong business and leadership skills.

At least one owner or a designated general manager must be involved on a full-time basis and must be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management. At least one owner must assume responsibility for general oversight and management of each family pizza franchise restaurant.

You must show a minimum net worth of $600,000, with $200,000 available in personal liquid capital.

The franchise agreement term is ten (10) years, renewable for another ten (10) years.

Thank you for your interest in the Johnny’s Pizza House food franchise opportunity. We truly believe it is the best pizza franchise to own. For more information, and to help us serve you efficiently, please complete our online Request for Franchise Information form, and you will be contacted by a Johnny’s Pizza House franchise representative, or call 318-807-1358.