We’re always looking for new folks to add to our family of pizza franchises. As we expand across the Southern United States, Johnny’s Pizza House amasses more friends who absolutely love our pizza, experience and the impact we have in the community. Have a look through these pages and you’ll see quite quickly the difference Johnny’s brings to every table with our pizza restaurant franchise opportunity.
Thank you for your interest in a Johnny’s Pizza House franchising opportunity! We are currently seeking qualified individuals for restaurant development to own a family pizza franchise. Johnny’s Pizza House with headquarters in West Monroe, Louisiana, is a strong, well-established company with 33 corporate restaurants across North Louisiana. In addition, we have 11 franchised pizza restaurants with more scheduled to open throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.
Founder Johnny Huntsman opened our first pizza restaurant in 1967 in Monroe, billing it as “the only link in the world’s smallest pizza chain.” We offer a great menu of delicious pizzas, appetizers, and sandwiches – and fresh is the word. Fresh dough made daily. The freshest of vegetables. The highest quality meats – and every pizza topped with Johnny’s Pizza House’s incomparable signature sauce and 100% real creamy mozzarella cheese. All made the Johnny’s Pizza House way for that unique taste that has made us the market leader in all of our markets across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Year after year, we’ve been voted the “people’s choice” for favorite pizza restaurant in every reader poll conducted by independent media outlets!
Areas of Growth & Opportunity
Johnny’s Pizza Houses can be found throughout Louisiana, Arkansas and East Texas. As we grow with our pizza franchise opportunity, we look to expand into new markets in bordering, nearby states, while strengthening our presence in our emerging market geographies.
Currently we are looking to expand with franchise opportunities in South Louisiana, East Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and are actively seeking partners who are ready to push the potential of a Johnny’s Pizza House franchise.
Information made available through this web site regarding the Johnny’s Pizza House franchise opportunity is for general information only and is not intended to be a franchise offer. Offers are made only after delivery of an effective Franchise Disclosure Document in compliance with applicable federal and state laws. None of the communications made through this web site should be construed as an offer to sell Johnny’s Pizza House franchises in, nor is any such communication directed to the residents of, any jurisdiction requiring registration of the franchise before it is offered and sold in that jurisdiction. No Johnny’s Pizza House franchises will be sold to any resident of such jurisdiction until the offering has been exempted from the requirements of, or duly registered in and declared effective by, such jurisdiction and the required Franchise Disclosure Document has been delivered to the prospective franchisee before the sale in compliance with applicable law.
Assuming you qualify as a prospective franchisee of Johnny’s Pizza House, we may provide you with a Franchise Disclosure Document in hard copy or electronic format. If the Franchise Disclosure Document is furnished electronically, it will be provided in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. You must use the Adobe Acrobat program in order to open and view this type of electronic file.
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How much does your pizza franchise cost?
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.
What does the franchise system include?
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.
- A full list of Johnny’s Pizza House approved suppliers for all necessary products and services.
- Confidential Operations Manuals.
How much is the franchise fee for a Johnny's Pizza House franchise?
$25,000 for each location.
Does Johnny's Pizza House offer multi-unit development opportunities?
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.
How much is the on-going royalty fee?
5% of total gross sales fewer sales tax or $125.00 per week, whichever is greater.
How much are the advertising and promotional obligation?
3% of total gross sales fewer 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.
How is the site selected for my restaurant?
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.
Is there any experience necessary to own a Johnny's Pizza House franchise?
Yes, but not necessarily in foodservice. Johnny’s Pizza House actively searches for candidates with strong business and leadership skills.
Do I need to be involved in the day-to-day operation of my franchise?
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.
How will I know if I have the necessary finances?
You must show a minimum net worth of $600,000, with $200,000 available in personal liquid capital.
How long is the term of a Johnny's Pizza House franchise agreement?
The franchise agreement term is ten (10) years, renewable for another ten (10) years.
I am interested in a Johnny's Pizza House franchise. What do I do next?
Thank you for your interest in 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.