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 Murphy’s Canada 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 Consumer Reports-ranked chain operates over 1,300 locations in North America.
Ken Calwell, CEO at Papa Murphy’s, recognizes the power this agreement puts behind the brand’s growth potential in Canada. “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.”