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…
Papa Murphy’s Continues Expansion in Knoxville

Take and Bake Pizza Company Celebrates Four Grand Openings Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) the world’s leading take and bake pizza franchise today announced its continued expansion in Knoxville with the grand opening of four new locations…
Papa Murphy’s Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening With 1,500 Pizza Giveaway

World’s Leading Take ‘n’ Bake Pizza Franchise Continues Southeast Expansion in North Carolina Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH), the world’s leading take ‘n’ bake pizza franchise, today announced its 1,500th store opening in Goldsboro, North Carolina located…
Pizza Chain Developing Marijuana Pizza, Cannabis-Infused Pizza Sauce

With states enacting new laws regarding intoxicating substances, it’s no wonder that some companies are rushing to expand their adults-only dining options. Unique Pizza and Subs recently announced that it’s considering the development of a new pizza product with cannabis…
Technomic Study Ranks Papa Murphy’s #1 in Customer Loyalty

Gen Xers and Boomers Most Likely to Return to Papa Murphy’s Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)   Papa Murphy’s, the world’s leading take ’n’ bake pizza franchise, is pleased to announce that the Company ranked as the #1 brand Gen Xers and Boomers…
California Pizza Kitchen Salutes Service Members on Veterans Day

REAL PIZZAS for REAL HEROES Veterans and Active Military are Invited to Enjoy a Complimentary Pizza Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and industry leader in creative dining, today announced that its restaurant…
Stevi B’s Pizza Enlists “Warren Buffet” as New Brand Spokesperson

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Stevi B’s Pizza, the industry’s only national premium pizza buffet restaurant has named Warren Buffet as the new brand spokesperson. To celebrate the announcement, Stevi B’s will be offering customers a chance to win FREE Stevi B’s…
Pizza Fusion Terminates Merger With Unique Pizza & Subs

International Organic Pizza Franchisor Severs Ties With Unique Pizza & Subs; Pursuing Alternative Financing for Greater Shareholder Value Boca Raton, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Pizza Fusion (http://www.pizzafusion.com), the international organic pizza franchisor, announced today that it has terminated its Definitive Agreement with…

Vancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Papa Murphy’s, the world’s largest take ‘n’ bake pizza company, continued its unparalleled growth in 2012. In addition to expanding its national footprint to over 1,325 locations, Papa Murphy’s achieved 25 record sales weeks during the year.…