Papa Johns secures esteemed position on Franchise Times Top 400 List

Nov. 10, 2023
Nov. 10, 2023

Franchise Times Top 400

Premier pizza franchise ascends seven spots to #22 on the list of the 400 largest U.S. franchise brands

Papa Johns, one of the world’s most recognized pizza restaurant concepts, has ranked on the 2023 Franchise Times Top 400 list, breaking into the top 25 with a secured spot at #22. 

With thousands of locations across the United States and more globally, Papa Johns jumped up seven spots in the Top 400 listing since last year’s ranking. Plus, in Q2 of 2023, Papa Johns global system wide restaurant sales reached $1.22 billion, a 2% increase from the prior year second quarter. 

“We are thrilled about Papa Johns ranking on the prestigious Franchise Times Top 400 list once again,” said Patrick Coelho, Senior Vice President of Development for Papa Johns. “We are committed to growth in our home market and we expect to keep progressing in this ranking in the years to come. This recognition is a result of the amazing work executed by our corporate teams and franchisees.”

Franchise Times Top 400 annual ranking represents the largest U.S.- based franchise systems by global systemwide sales to better encompass the biggest brands in franchising, along with promising young concepts in growth mode. The project is the result of a five-month research and reporting effort that leads to the most credible and objective franchise ranking available.

The Papa Johns franchise investment is a unique opportunity to join an established international brand that is continuing to grow worldwide. With 5,700+ locations across approximately 50 countries, Papa Johns is one of the most recognized brands in the world and fuels its expansion through high-quality products and constant innovation led by a best-in-class leadership team. Papa Johns is awarding franchise investment opportunities for multi-unit development deals with exceptionally capable individuals who have a proven track record in restaurant operations or the retail, logistics or food sectors. 

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About the Franchise Times Top 400 

The Franchise Times Top 400 is the only ranking by systemwide sales and units of the largest 400 U.S.-based franchise brands. Published in the October issue and available in a searchable database online, the Franchise Times Top 400 also analyzes industry sectors based on percentage change in sales growth, reports the 10 fastest-growing franchises by four different measures, and includes exclusive news stories about the biggest names in franchising. The rankings and full report, and the searchable online database, are available at