There are plenty of pizza places, but there’s one place pizza lovers turn to when they want a home-baked pizza they don’t have to assemble themselves.
Papa Murphy’s, famous for the Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, actually started out as two separate pizza chains. Papa Aldo’s Pizza debuted in 1981 in Hillsboro, Ore., and the Murphy’s Pizza chain started in Petaluma, Calif., three years later. In 1995, they were merged to become Papa Murphy’s, a name that is synonymous with homemade pizza that all you have to do is bake.
In 2003, Restaurant and Institutions Magazine voted Papa Murphy’s Best Pizza Chain in America. It has won the award each year since. In 2002, Papa Murphy’s was listed at an all-time high of No. 27 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 500 Franchise List.
The Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza redefined the pizza experience, as the customer can bake a pizza at home without having to go through the work of putting it together or having to make a frozen pizza.
As a franchise, a Papa Murphy’s chain has lower costs, because it does not need the amount of space, equipment and seating as does a restaurant that bakes and serves pizza. Because of this, construction costs and operating expenses are lower than restaurants and similar franchises, and they can have very competitive prices. Fewer hours also keep labor costs down.
Papa Murphy’s is easier to own and run than a restaurant, and corporate staff is supportive of franchise owners right from the start. We’ll provide training, advertising, meetings and a toll-free line.
We have more than 1,250 locations in 37 U.S. states, as well as 14 in Canada. There’s room for more.