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The New Norm
The Great Recession changed the financing landscape forever. Operators, though, are using the change to their advantage.
The Pizza Prodigy
Papa Murphy’s hopes its take-and-bake pizza and streamlined operation deliver it unto the upper echelon of national pizza brands.
The 10 Best Franchise Deals
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Who’s Missing at Fast Casuals?
Leadership within the segment is predominantly male despite the female-heavy demographics of its customers.
The Fall of Pizza
The last decade was a struggle for most major pizza players. Can the segment’s leaders reverse their falling fortunes?
Beyond Your Four Walls
Carryout has always been an inherent part of the quick-service business. Some operators, however, are finding that catering is a better investment when trying to get their food out into the world.
Some Northwest Love Helps Papa Murphy's Go East
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.
Papa Murphy's Completes Changing of Hands
Pizza chain's sale from Charlesbank Capital Partners to Lee Equity Partners completed.
New CMO Joins Papa Murphy's Family
Jenifer Anhorn will be responsible for leading chain's brand and marketing strategies, including system-wide advertising and promotions, product development, and public relations.
Papa Murphy’s Sold to Lee Equity Partners
Pizza chain acquired by Lee Equity Partners from Charlesbank Capital Partners, an acquisition that is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2010.
Seattle Papa Murphy's Get a New Ad Agency
Bradshaw Advertising selected as agency of record for pizza chain's Seattle co-op.
Give Someone Your Heart—In Pizza Form
Papa Murphy's rereleases its Heart-Shaped Pizza for Valentine's Day.
Papa Murphy's Enjoys Solid 2009
Pizza chain's systemwide sales grew to $630 million in 2009, up over 7 percent from 2008, and it opened 83 new units.
Papa Murphy's Knows How to Franchise
Company awarded by Franchise Business Review as one of top food franchises in 2009.
Papa Murphy's Uses E-Mail System as Promotion, Expansion Support
Chain's eClub membership rose 10 percent through grilling campaign.
Papa Murphy's Appoints VP Product Development
Carron Harris will head up menu innovations for the pizza chain.
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