Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake in Franchise Direct’s Top 100

Papa Murphy's Franchise

With a large portion of the top 100 franchises on’s list being restaurants and food, pizza is a hot franchise, so to speak. But when the franchise in question is Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza all of the heat is coming directly from the popularity of the brand, not from the pizza ovens.

Building their reputation and customer following on reliably serving up appetizing, quality food at an affordable price, the Papa Murphy’s franchise comes with built-in recognition and customer loyalty. And it is distinguished in the industry, as well, having been voted America’s best pizza chain by Restaurant and Institution Magazine for seven years running. With the dedication to putting out superior product and the comparatively low start-up costs, it’s no wonder that Papa Murphy’s is one of the fastest growing chains in America.

The franchise requirements are straight-forward and simple for a food franchise. Because customers purchase their meals at the store (pizzas, calzones, lasagnas and other similar foods) but cook them at home, the restaurant sites don’t require pizza ovens or other commercial cooking appliances, dining room accommodations or other equipment and fixtures that a full-service restaurant does. The hours of operation are limited and the company provides a four phase training program included in the franchise fee. Franchisees are given locations to operate their stores, but are not granted exclusivity within territories, although one franchisee may operate more than one Papa Murphy’s store.

Not only is the initial investment lower than most restaurants with a customer base all but built-in, but no previous restaurant experience is required. The franchise provides support from the first day you sign on, helping with everything from training to site selection and marketing. For the aspiring entrepreneur, Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake franchise is an excellent opportunity to own your own business.