California Pizza Kitchen Files for Voluntary Chapter 11 Restructuring

Will Continue to Operate in the Ordinary Course throughout Restructuring Process Comprehensive Financial Restructuring and Committed Financing will Position CPK for Long- Term Success Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  California Pizza Kitchen (“CPK”) today announced that it has entered into a…
California Pizza Kitchen Announces Plans to Open in Canada

The global restaurant brand signs franchise agreement with Alberta-based restaurateur, Samira Shariff, to bring CPK’s signature California-style pizzas to Canada for the first time Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) today announced plans to bring its signature California-style…
Papa Murphy’s Names Nik Rupp as Chief Financial Officer

Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) announced that Nik Rupp has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective April 9, 2018. As previously announced, Mark Hutchens, the incumbent Chief Financial Officer, will remain as Executive Vice President and Chief…
California Pizza Kitchen Names Jim Hyatt as CEO

Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  California Pizza Kitchen (“CPK” or the “Company”) has announced the appointment of Jim Hyatt as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Hyatt’s appointment follows the recent retirement of G.J. Hart as CEO of CPK. Mr. Hyatt…
Papa Murphy’s Names Weldon Spangler as Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer Mark Hutchens Promoted to Executive Vice President Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) today announced that industry veteran Weldon Spangler has been named as Chief Executive Officer and Director, effective July 17, 2017. Jean…
Papa Murphy’s Adds Delivery From Amazon Restaurants

Prime members in Portland and Seattle can now enjoy delivery from select Papa Murphy’s locations through Amazon Restaurants Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) today announced an addition to their service –delivery from Amazon Restaurants in seven…
Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. Announces Senior Management Change

Chair of the Board Jean Birch Appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) today announced that, effective immediately, Chair of the Board, Jean Birch, has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer. This appointment follows…
Papa Murphy’s Further Expands Midwest Presence

Expanded development agreement with existing franchisee, J & J Meyer Inc., adds 10 new stores in 8 Markets Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) announced today it signed an expanded store development agreement with J & J…
How Tech is Killing Off Independent Pizzerias

by Aaron Allen Restaurant Consultant, Speaker & Industry Analyst Aaron Allen & Associates Technology is killing off independent pizzerias in the United States at the rate of roughly 2,549 locations per year (in 2015 alone). The pizza category is being…
Papa Murphy’s Pizza Raises Dough for Sense of Security

Award winning, fresh, take and bake pizza chain’s Colorado stores held fundraiser. Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Denver area stores recently raised $12,000 for local charity Sense of Security. For the fourth year in a row the 56 Metro Denver,…
Papa Murphy’s Simplifies Mobile Ordering With New App

App Allows Users to Quickly and Easily Order Fresh Pizza On-the-Go Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world’s leading take and bake pizza brand, today announced the launch of the company’s first mobile app. Developed by Relevant…
Papa Murphy’s Names Brandon Solano as Chief Marketing Officer

Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRSH) the world’s leading take and bake pizza brand, today announced that Brandon Solano will be joining the company as Chief Marketing Officer on November 30, 2015.  Mr. Solano has over 20…