Papa Murphy's is Fifth Largest National Chain
Vancouver, Washington, based Papa Murphy's, is the world's largest take-and-bake pizza company is also the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country.
Unlike a regular sit-down or take-out pizzeria establishment, at a take-and-bake pizzeria the pizza is put together at the store and baked at home by the customer. Without ovens, cooks and associated amenities, take-and-bake pizzerias require less overhead and are able to undercut their national pizza chain store competitors. Consumers buy uncooked pizzas at the shop and then bake them in their own ovens at home.
Inc. magazine ranked Papa Murphy's on its 2007 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Papa Murphy's was declared as the best pizza chain in America in the year 2004. Today there are over 1,100 stores in United States and Canada, making Murphy's the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country. Aside from the obvious speed and convenience of the take-and-bake model, Papa Murphy's rapid growth also parallels growing consumer acceptance of the trend toward online ordering