Papa Murphy’s Makes Canadian Debut


Take ‘N’ Bake pizza pioneer opens five Canada locations with 11 more on the way
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – February 13, 2007 —  Papa Murphy’s, the world’s largest and fastest growing take-and-bake chain, has opened five locations in the Vancouver area with plans for a total of 16 locations by 2008.  With nearly one thousand locations poised to meet today’s fluctuating meal schedules, Papa Murphy’s is widely acknowledged by consumers for excellence in value, quality, variety, service and convenience. The company was voted “Best Pizza Chain in America” for four consecutive years by consumers in the Restaurants and Institutions “Consumers’ Choice in Chains” survey and was recently named Pizza Today’s “2006 Chain of the Year.”

Papa Murphy’s empowers its patrons. Not only do they decide which fresh, high-quality ingredients top their pizza, but customers have the pleasure of baking it right in their own ovens for a piping hot delicious meal whenever they want. The dough is prepared daily in neighbourhood stores using high protein flour. Each pizza features fresh ingredients, including 100 percent all-natural, whole-milk mozzarella, cheddar and provolone cheeses. Real meat toppings, with no fillers, include savory Canadian Ham and premium salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage and ground beef. Other toppings, including fresh Roma tomatoes, whole mushrooms, green peppers and onions, are sliced and diced daily.

 Tom Lovelace, store owner, is excited about Canada’s reaction to the product. “Word is starting to spread and we’ve already built a loyal following.  Nothing compares to the taste of a pizza fresh out of your own oven,” said Lovelace.  

Additional specialties include garden, club and Italian salads, and even desserts, like the cinnamon wheel and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy’s menu items are prepared by hand in the restaurant and baked fresh at home so they’re always hot and delicious.

Papa Murphy’s stores are located at:
·                     4429 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2A1
·                     7592 Vedder Road, #103, Chilliwack, BC V2R5V9
·                     20330 88th Avenue, #170, Langley, BC V1M2Y4
·                     20991 Lougheed Highway, #13, Maple Ridge, BC V6X 2P9
·                     18789 Fraser Highway, #104, Surrey, BC V3S7Y3

About Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s is the sixth-largest pizza chain in the country and the pioneer of the Take ‘N’ Bake pizza concept. Papa Murphy’s operates nearly 1,000 locations in 29 states and Canada. The Vancouver, Wash.-based company offers custom-made pizzas featuring high-quality fresh toppings generously layered on pizza dough that is made fresh each morning in each store.  Papa Murphy’s pizzas are baked at home in customers’ ovens for a piping hot, delicious meal whenever they want it. In addition to handmade pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of Take ‘N’ Bake items, including cheesy bread, chocolate chip cookie dough and freshly-made salads. Papa Murphy’s has been voted “Best Pizza Chain in America” for four consecutive years by consumers nationwide in the Restaurants and Institutions “Consumers’ Choice in Chains” survey and was recently named Pizza Today’s “2006 Chain of the Year.” For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com .