Papa Murphy’s International today announced the appointment of its Canada franchise rights to Papa M Pizza Canada Inc. The master franchisee is accelerating Papa Murphyâ€™s Canada footprint with a push to open 80 stores within the next 10 years. Papa Murphyâ€™s opened its first take â€˜nâ€™ bake pizza store in Surrey, British Columbia in 2006 and has since opened 17 others in BC and Alberta. Combined with the U.S. store count, the Consumer Reports-ranked chain operates over 1,300 locations in North America.
Ken Calwell, CEO at Papa Murphyâ€™s, recognizes the power this agreement puts behind the brandâ€™s growth potential in Canada. â€œPapa M Pizza Canada has been a franchise entity for over four years and has proven that it has what it takes to drive expansion in Canada. Weâ€™re encouraged by the teamâ€™s leadership and its ability to raise awareness of the take and bake concept with the Canadian audience.â€