For starters, with a total investment of approximately $215,905 to $378,421
per store as disclosed in item 7 of Papa Murphy's current franchise disclosure
document, Papa Murphy's has a lower initial investment than most chains in
We also have a proven historical record. Our numbers have a strong message: more than
1,360 stores operating in 38 states and franchising since 1982.
We have strong customer value and appeal as we have been voted the #1 Rated Pizza Chain* by consumer surveys year after year. It's all due to our low price
points, the quality and quantity of toppings and fresh-from-the-oven taste.
Owning a Papa Murphy's is a lot easier than owning another chain in the food category. There are no
ovens, no delivery, no dine-in, giving you more time to focus on what Papa Murphy's
has been doing since our inception: creating a pizza experience like no other.
And thanks to our elimination of dine-in service, lease costs are limited. Papa
Murphy's isn't dependent on the space requirements of most franchises.
*Zagat 2010-2012 National Restaurant Chains Survey
Our training program includes hands-on training in a certified store and a
weeklong class at our headquarters in Vancouver, WA.
You'll also receive extensive site selection assistance from our experienced
real estate team.
Our store planners will provide preliminary drawings of your store layout. Choose
from our wide network of contractors who have the experience of building our
stores or choose your own.
If you build it - and market it - they will come. As a franchisee, you will have
access to our strategic and creative marketing tools built to increase brand awareness
and retail sales.
Since you'll be part of our Papa Murphy's family, we'll make sure you're well informed
with an email communication system, biweekly bulletins and scheduled store reviews.
Our traditional single-store sale guideline is to be in operation for a minimum of 6 months before an evaluation is done for approval to expand. For those candidates that want to secure multiple store locations in the beginning, we offer two programs in approved markets.
We require that franchisees have a food industry or retail background with multiple unit managerial experience. The financial strength requirements for the two programs include:
1. Multiple Store Sale (agreement to secure a minimum of 3 stores within a specified time frame)
- Minimum net worth starts at $825,000 with liquid assets of $240,000, depending on
the size of the store development
2. Area Development (agreement to secure a minimum of eight (8) stores within a specified time frame)
- Minimum net worth starts at $1,500,000 with liquid assets of $600,000, depending on the size of the store development