Papa Murphy’s Franchise has Immediate Opportunities in Roanoke, Virginia

Iconic take-n-bake pizza franchise is ready to rapidly expand in the metropolitan areas of Roanoke, Virginia.

Papa Murphy’s is ready to change the way people pizza in Roanoke, Virginia. As the pioneers of take-n-bake pizza, Papa Murphy’s has won over millions of fans and has grown to over 1,200 locations open in the United States, Canada and UAE. In fact, Papa Murphy’s is the 5th largest pizza franchise in the nation.

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“We’re so excited to bring our iconic brand to Roanoke,” says Shemar Pucel, Senior Director of Franchise Development at Papa Murphy’s. “While Roanoke has a lot of pizza concepts – and what great city doesn’t? – it doesn’t have anything close to the product that Papa Murphy’s offers. We’re actively seeking entrepreneurs who are ready to bring a proven brand with an incredible bake-at-home product, simple operations, unlimited growth potential and world-class support to a brand new market. We can’t wait to help entrepreneurs realize their own dreams of owning a pizza franchise that their communities will absolutely fall in love with.”

Why Roanoke? Why Now?

With a population of over 90 thousand people, Roanoke, Virginia is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country – and one thing is for sure, the wide majority of the people living there LOVE pizza.

According to the USDA, 13% of Americans eat pizza everyday. That means, over 10 thousand people in Roanoke are eating pizza today! That’s a lot of people enjoying a slice of pizza in one geographical location.

According to PMQ Pizza Magazine, the U.S. pizza market has grown into a $46 billion industry and is estimated to grow 10% in the next five years. Moreover, Americans love pizza so much that they spend $33 billion in QSR pizza restaurants annually – and takeout has the largest share of spending at $15 billion each year, per data collection company Statista.

As big as the demand for pizza continues to be, there’s nothing at all like Papa Murphy’s in the Roanoke metropolitan area. This gives savvy entrepreneurs who are looking to stand out in a competitive segment get a tremendous advantage over the competition.

Papa Murphy’s is different on purpose

When it comes to take-and-bake pizza, there is no name that rings louder than Papa Murphy’s. As the largest take-and-bake pizza chain in America, we have plenty of room for growth as the demand for pizza, especially take-and-bake pizza, continues to skyrocket.

For over 40 years, our iconic brand has found success by focusing on the at-home meal experience for our guests just as much as pizza. See, with our thriving take-and-bake pizza franchise, we’re all about capturing the moments. At Papa Murphy’s, we understand the only thing that’s better than our guests eating one of our made-to-order, fresh pizzas is eating them with their family and friends in the comfort of their home. As a result, we give our guests an experience that truly tastes better together.

“There are many things that make Papa Murphy’s unique, however, our No. 1 differentiator is that we are different on purpose,” says Kim McBee, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Brand Marketing at Papa Murphy’s. “It is truly a benefit to take our pizza home and bake it. We make our dough from scratch, chop high-quality vegetables, butcher quality meat, and shred fresh mozzarella cheese daily. The best part is creating the perfect pizza for our guests who then take it home to bake at their convenience for their loved ones. There’s nothing better than spending quality time with your loved ones over a slice of America’s favorite comfort food: pizza.”

Papa Murphy’s is a proven and simple business model

Papa Murphy’s is a best-bet investment in the ever-growing pizza segment. Our straightforward business model, world-class support and millions of devoted guests make us a worthy investment for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. Since our concept is completely focused on the at-home meal experience, there are no ovens and no dining space required in our stores, making it a very simple model to operate.

With bolstering support from MTY Food Group, one of the largest franchisors in the nation, our brand has achieved steady growth by leveraging national purchasing power to keep costs low and a commitment to operational excellence. This is why we are franchise-owner-centric, which means you will never be alone in business

Even better, not only will our experienced leadership team help guide you through the process of owning a successful take-and-bake pizza franchise, but your franchise fee also gives you access to an unmatched world-class training and support program unlike anything else in the industry.

Here are some of the resources we provide:

  • Training
  • Best practices for hiring, training and retaining top talent in your market
  • Innovative marketing & digital strategies
  • Professional branding
  • Guest Loyalty Program
  • Financial awareness
  • Ongoing education
  • Insight from industry-leading professionals

“We’re really proud to be involved with Papa Murphy’s,” Ryan McAllister, co-owner of multi-unit Papa Murphy’s Franchises in Colorado. “We love the quality of the product. There’s a lot of great employees here at the corporate support center who really care about the business and care about the brand. It’s truly amazing being part of a brand where you can both identify and work with other fellow franchise owners to be able to find solutions and more.”

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