Papa Murphy's

  • Papa Murphy's International, LLC
8000 N.E. Pkwy. Dr., # 350
Vancouver, WA 98662
  • (877) 777-5062 / (360) 260-7272
  • (360) 397-1372 (Fax)

Papa Murphy's is the largest take-and-bake pizza company in the world with over 1,500 locations in the U.S., Canada, and United Arab Emirates. The entire concept is built around the idea of take 'n' bake menu options. By baking Papa Murphy's pizzas at home, customers get to experience the home-baked aroma of a convenient, delicious meal that the brand is known for. To franchise owners, Papa Murphy's offers an opportunity that is attractive with a simplistic business model at a great investment price.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1981

Franchising Since: 1982

Operating Units

Franchised Units 1,369 91.5%
Company-Owned Units 127 8.5%
Total Operating Units 1,496 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 1,496 96.1% In 38 States
Canada 21 1.3% In 4 Provinces
International 40 2.6% In 2 Foreign Countries
Total 1,557 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
California 176
Washington 131
Texas 101

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 150
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Indirect

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Ad Slicks, Coupons/Rebates, Direct Mailers, Emails, Radio Ads, Site Signs, Television Ads, Videos
Additional Services: Grand Opening, In-House Marketing, Marketing Research, Newsletter, Online Extranet, Press Releases, Sales Strategies

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


POS Training 2 Days
Owners Class at Corp 5 Days
Certified Training Store 23 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $275K
Cash Investment $80K
Total Investment $279.5-492.9K
Average Total Investment $386K


Initial Franchise Fee $25K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 5%/week Net Sales
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 8-10
Space Needs (in square feet) 1,200-1,400
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 3
Specific Industry Experience 2
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 2
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 115
USA Yes, Midwest, Central, South
Canada Yes
Overseas No
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