Papa Murphy’s International has announced the appointment of its Canada franchise rights to Papa M Pizza Canada Inc. The master franchisee is accelerating Papa Murphy’s Canadian footprint with a push to open 80 stores within the next 10 years.
Papa Murphy’s opened its first take ‘n’ 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 chain operates more than 1,300 locations in North America.
“Papa 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. We’re encouraged by the team’s leadership and its ability to raise awareness of the take and bake concept with the Canadian audience,” said Ken Calwell, Papa Murphy’s CEO.