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–based L&K Hodge LLC and its assorted partnerships. The acquired stores are located in the Minneapolis, Denver, and Colorado Springs markets and increase the company-owned store count to 52.
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 Dec. 31, 2011.
Current CEO John Barr will remain Papa Murphy’s Chairman of the Board and will hand over day-to-day executive duties to Calwell.
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 CEO.
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, stable leadership that ensures consistent strategy, or consumer satisfaction ratings highlighting consumer interest.
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 with a new tagline and marketing campaign that will pour as much as $35 million into attracting new customers and building loyalty with existing ones.
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 abundance of high-quality ingredients; pizza that's handmade and customizable; and pizza that is high in quality, but low in price.
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 claiming four of the list’s top 15 slots and 12 of the top 50, the segment seemed poised to maintain its spot as a 21st century quick-service staple.