Chain: Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy’s Franchisees Purchase Company-Owned Stores

Papa Murphy’s is refranchising its company-owned stores in Colorado to Fresh Take, LLC, an entity owned by existing franchise owners Ryan McCallister, Tyler Ross, and Brad Seymore. Following the transaction, Fresh Take will operate a total of 28 Papa Murphy’s stores across the state of Colorado. Papa Murphy’s remains focused on refranchising the majority of […]

Papa Murphy’s Names ProFlowers Exec as New CMO

Papa Murphy’s named Laura Szeliga its new chief marketing officer effective February 21. With Papa Murphy’s, Szeliga will have responsibility for the development and implementation of breakthrough, insight-based brand strategies, and marketing plans designed to drive profitable sales. Szeliga joins Papa Murphy’s from Provide Commerce, most recently serving as senior vice president and general manager […]

Papa Murphy’s Plans to Ramp Up Refranchising Initiative

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its third quarter ended October 2. Key financial highlights for the third quarter of 2017 include the following: Revenue was $26.8 million compared to $28.5 million in the third quarter of 2016. Domestic system comparable store sales decreased 4.1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016, […]

Papa Murphy’s Promotes Mark Hutchens to COO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Hutchens has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective immediately.

Papa Murphy’s Partners with Children’s Miracle Network

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced a pilot partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raises funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals to provide treatment for millions of children each year. To support these efforts, Papa Murphy’s will host a charitable giving campaign at participating Papa Murphy’s stores in the Memphis, St. Louis and Minneapolis […]

Papa Murphy’s Names Dunkin’ and Starbucks Alum as CEO

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. announced that industry veteran Weldon Spangler has been named as CEO and director, effective July 17. Jean Birch, interim CEO, will remain as chair of the board of directors. “I am pleased to welcome Weldon to the Papa Murphy’s team. Weldon is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of restaurant […]

Papa Murphy’s Launches National Delivery via Grubhub

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced national delivery service through Grubhub, the nation’s leading takeout marketplace. Nine company-owned stores in the Colorado and Denver area launched with the delivery service in late May, and an additional 17 franchisee-owned stores will be added over the next two weeks. “Our product is uniquely positioned for success with delivery […]

Sales Declined 5 Percent at Papa Murphy’s in 1Q

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced financial results for its first quarter ended April 3, 2017. Key financial highlights for the first quarter of 2017 include the following: Revenue was $32 million compared to $33 million in the first quarter of 2016. Domestic system comparable store sales decreased 5 percent, including a 4.5 percent decrease at […]

Papa Murphy’s Adds Delivery Through Amazon Restaurants

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced an addition to their service—delivery from Amazon Restaurants in seven company-owned stores in the Portland and Seattle areas. “Partnering with Amazon Restaurants makes us even more convenient for our customers,” says Jean Birch, chair of the board and interim chief executive officer of Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. “Our product is […]

Papa Murphy’s ‘Made Progress in 2016’

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced complete financial results for the 14-week fourth quarter and 53-week fiscal year ended January 2, having previously announced preliminary results for those periods. Key financial highlights for the 14-week fourth quarter of 2016 ended January 2, 2017, compared to the 13-week fourth quarter ended December 28, 2015, were as follows: […]

Papa Murphy’s Announces Franchise Incentive Program

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced a new Growth Market Development Incentive focused on attracting and partnering with experienced, development-oriented operators that align with the growing brand’s values and culture. Qualified franchisees signing area development agreements in select, larger markets through 2017 may be eligible for more than $75,000 per store in financial incentives including: Zero […]

Papa Murphy’s Announces Franchise Incentive Program

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced a new Growth Market Development Incentive focused on attracting and partnering with experienced, development-oriented operators that align with the growing brand’s values and culture. Qualified franchisees signing area development agreements in select, larger markets through 2017 may be eligible for more than $75,000 per store in financial incentives including: Zero […]

Papa Murphy’s Launches First National Advertising Campaign

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced the launch of the brand’s first national advertising campaign, “Papa Murphy’s Law”, to accelerate the company’s growth as a national brand. Launching on January 23, the campaign will run for three weeks. The campaign draws inspiration from Papa Murphy’s core target audience of families. Using humor to highlight the mayhem […]

CEO of Papa Murphy’s Holdings Steps Down

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. announced that, effective immediately, Chair of the Board, Jean Birch, has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer. This appointment follows the resignation of Ken Calwell as Chief Executive Officer and director of the company, in order to pursue other interests. The board has initiated a search to identify a permanent Chief […]

Papa Murphy’s Boosts Engagement with Campaign

Bridg, a software company that leverages big data to drive precision marketing campaigns for restaurant brands, announced Wednesday that it has helped take ‘n’ bake pizza chain Papa Murphy’s achieve renewed customer engagement through its latest digital marketing campaign. Through its collaboration with Bridg, Papa Murphy’s delivered highly personalized marketing communications to specific customers via […]

Papa Murphy’s Recruits Bridg for Big Data Support

Bridg, the first marketing software company to provide customer specific marketing through big data and never-before-seen business intelligence to restaurant brands, announced it is working with Papa Murphy’s to help drive the company’s precision marketing efforts. “Customers today expect personalized marketing messages and offers, and we’re excited to be working with Papa Murphy’s to help […]

Papa Murphy’s Celebrates Cinco with Mexican Inspiration

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. announced the return of two Mexican-inspired pizzas just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The bold and zesty flavors of the Taco Grande and Steak Fajita pizzas have quickly become favorites among Papa Murphy’s fans and are the perfect way to add some sizzle to any Cinco de Mayo celebration. The […]

Veteran Franchisee Expands Papa Murphy’s Footprint

Papa Murphy’s Holdings Inc. signed an expanded store development agreement with J & J Meyer Inc. to develop an additional 10 new Papa Murphy’s pizza stores in Topeka, Kansas; Fargo, North Dakota; Duluth and Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Madison, Wausau, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the next five years. Joel Meyer, J & J Meyer Inc. owner […]

Papa Murphy’s, Chick-fil-A Among America’s Favorites

A new large-scale consumer study conducted by Market Force Information reveals America’s favorite quick-service restaurants chains in four popular food categories: pizza, Mexican, chicken, and sandwiches. Papa Murphy’s topped the pizza category for the third straight year, while Taco Bueno ranked first for Mexican, Chick-fil-A for chicken, and McAlister’s for sandwiches. More than 10,000 consumers […]