Papa Murphy’s Opens 1,400th Location

First CREATE Store in Phoenix

December 03, 2013 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, Wash. – Papa Murphy’s, the world’s leading take ’n’ bake pizza franchise, today announced the milestone of its 1,400th location and first CREATE store opening in Phoenix, Ariz.

Papa Murphy’s long history and consistent growth are attributed to the millions of customers who have come to rely on Papa Murphy’s for the entire meal experience. Not only do customers choose their own fresh, high-quality toppings for their scratch-made pizza dough, but they have the pleasure of filling their home with the aroma of their pizza creation – made fresh in the store and baked fresh at home. That aroma is Papa Murphy’s not-so-secret way to get the family gathered around the dinner table. This new store location will allow families in the Peoria area of Phoenix a fresh solution to the ‘dinnertime dilemma’ in a modern, inviting new design.

Since introducing the CREATE store concept in September, Papa Murphy’s has opened two of the new store design locations in Austin, Texas. The newly redesigned Papa Murphy’s locations focus on complete transparency and personalization. An open layout showcases the scratch-made dough prep area, hand-chopped vegetable toppings, and freshly grated 100% whole-milk mozzarella cheese. A digital menu board display enhances the guest experience and provides a resource for local messaging. The store flow allows the guest to see their pizza being created right before their eyes.

"The opening of our 1,400th location is a significant accomplishment for Papa Murphy’s and we are incredibly proud of achieving this great milestone," commented Kevin King, Papa Murphy’s Chief Development Officer. "Having that location in our new CREATE store design, and the first of its kind in the Phoenix market, makes it just that much more special."

"We have many dedicated franchise owners and team members that have made this possible, and I would like to thank everyone for their valuable contributions," added King. "We are excited to continue to grow and expand our store footprint, brand presence, and CREATE store locations in existing and new markets."

The new Papa Murphy’s CREATE store location at 9980 West Happy Valley Road in Peoria will be open daily from11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

For information about Papa Murphy’s visit http://www.papamurphys.com.

About Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy's Pizza has been named Zagat’s "#1 Rated Pizza Chain" for the past three consecutive years. The company currently operates 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 37 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy’s core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab 'n' go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.

SOURCE Papa Murphy's

Media Contact:

Mary Hedge
Fishman PR
847-945-1300 ext. 234
mhedge@fishmanpr.com

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