Papa Murphy's

Fast food brands are using marketing, staffing, and menu items to boost traffic.

Quick serves prepare for higher traffic, increased staff this holiday season.

Papa Murphy’s is leveling the playing field for all bakers with its Valentine’s Day special – the HeartBaker pizza.

 

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While most people may associate Valentine’s Day with upscale restaurants and fine wines, dozens of quick-serve promotions, ranging from heart-shaped doughnuts to couples’ specials, are giving operators hope that they won’t be stood up this February 14.

By targeting...

Papa Murphy’s International today announced it has joined the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life National Team Program.
 
Employees and franchise owners will come together this year to...

Papa Murphy’s International (PMI) announced that its Company Stores Division—Papa Murphy’s Company Stores Inc.—acquired 20 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza stores. The transaction was completed on December 19 between PMI and McKinleyville, California...

Papa Murphy’s International, America’s take ‘n’ bake pizza leader and fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., announced the company’s President Ken Calwell will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective...

Papa Murphy's International, America’s take ‘n’ bake pizza leader and fifth largest pizza chain in the U.S., announced the hiring of Ken Calwell to the position of president, effective June 6th. He will report to John Barr, Papa Murphy’s chairman and...

June 2011

For some, it’s an average sales-to-investment ratio nearing 2:1, dedicated corporate support that helps franchisees succeed, or a distinctive niche that carries marketplace allures.

For others, a good franchise deal boasts recent growth despite the nation’s economic woes,...

Papa Murphy's International is now offering Thailand’s distinctive flavors with the launch of its newest take ‘n’ bake pizza—Thai Chicken deLITE.  

Papa Murphy’s wants to revolutionize the pizza industry—so much so that it’s inviting customers to “join the revolution” with its newest marketing campaign.

The take ‘n bake pizza chain announced that it will celebrate its 30th anniversary...

April 2011

As someone who has always been proud of the opportunities our industry has provided to women and minorities, I have been disappointed by the small number of women I have seen at industry conferences, especially those with a high number of attendees from the fast-casual and quick-service segments...

Papa Murphy's, a take 'n' bake pizza chain, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and launching its 2011 marketing initiative.

The campaign is based on four pillars: Pizza made fresh in front of customers eyes and baked fresh in their own home oven; pizza topped with an...

March 2011

What’s happened to pizza’s major players?

In 2000, the QSR 50 Report, this magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s top quick-service brands, showed a robust American appetite for pizza, a category trailing only burger joints in representation. With pizza chains...

Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza announced it was named to Franchise Business Review’s list of top food franchises for 2011 based on high satisfaction ratings in a survey of its franchise owners. Papa Murphy’s is one of only 19 food companies out of more than 150...

As if the pepperoni Heart-Shaped Pizza wasn’t enough to please Papa Murphy’s customers this Valentine’s Day, the take ‘n’ bake chain announced the launch of its S’mores Dessert Pizza. The decadent treat is made with real Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate...

Papa Murphy’s International, owner of the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country, announced via the company’s Facebook page the launch of its Colossally Massive Super Ginormous Sweepstakes, set to run from now through Jan. 2....

Double Stuffed Pepperoni Pizza, available in select locations, sandwiches freshly grated mozzarella cheese and double pepperoni between two layers of Papa Murphy’s signature crust.
September 2010

The wedding dinner was prepped for the oncoming slew of guests: Stainless steel chafing dishes lined the buffet tables, silverware sat wrapped in cloth napkins and silver rings, and servers stood at the ready in black slacks and white dress shirts.

It was a fine...

Pizza chain happy to rank second in the “Top Food” and fourth in the “Top Service” categories.
New website FranchiseProfs.com offers a social media network to franchisees, prospective franchisees, and franchisors.
Vancouver, Washington–based pizza chain open its first store in Durham, North Carolina, with some help from a brother-and-sister duo who grew up eating its pies.