Papa Murphy's

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Take-and-bake pizza

Number of Locations: 1,488

Total Investment: $264.8K - $446.2K

Founded: 1981

Began Franchising: 1982

About Papa Murphy's

Hillsboro, Oregon-based pizza chain Papa Aldo's and Petaluma, California-based chain Murphy's Pizza were both acquired by Terry Collins, who merged them into one brand in 1995: Papa Murphy's. Papa Murphy's stores make pizzas for customers to take home and bake themselves. Side items such as cookie dough, cheesy bread and salads are also offered.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2015 1,335 20 14 119
2014 1,330 20 6 76
2013 1,283 18 0 68
2012 1,234 15 0 54
2011 1,213 17 0 33
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Midwest, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West.
Franchisor is seeking new units in Canada.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $264,755 - $446,171
Franchise Fee: $25,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Discounted royalty fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $275,000
Liquid Cash Available: $80,000
52.4% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 11 - 12. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week. At franchisee's location: 5 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: In-house graphics, local store marketing

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #32 (2015), #31 (2014), #30 (2013), #27 (2012), #32 (2011),
Fastest-Growing: #61 (2015), #51 (2014), #46 (2012), #31 (2011),
America's Top Global: #77 (2015), #70 (2014), #46 (2013), #24 (2012), #30 (2011),

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