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Papa Murphy’s Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening With 1,500 Pizza Giveaway

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

Papa Murphy's Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening With 1,500 Pizza GiveawayVancouver, WA  (RestaurantNews.comPapa 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 at 2136 Wayne Memorial Drive. This is the first Papa Murphy’s store in the Goldsboro area owned by new franchise owner Rod Gumbish, formerly an Air Force Squadron Commander at the nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force base. To celebrate this significant milestone on Thursday July 16, Papa Murphy’s is giving away 1,500 pizzas at fifteen hundred hours (3:00 p.m.) at the Goldsboro location. The company also hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Al King.

“The opening of our 1,500th Papa Murphy’s store is a major milestone for the company and a testament that our unique take ‘n’ bake concept is a valuable brand worth investing in,” said Jayson Tipp, chief development officer and senior vice president of technology for Papa Murphy’s. “Our growth is due in large part to our dedicated franchise owners and employees who are committed to consistently delivering fresh, high-quality menu items and a great customer experience. We are enthusiastic about sharing this occasion with Goldsboro residents and Papa Murphy’s fans across the country as we expand our brand into existing and new markets.”

Papa Murphy's Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening With 1,500 Pizza Giveaway

The first Goldsboro location features Papa Murphy’s innovative CREATE store design that highlights the fresh, high-quality ingredients which are available daily on the makeline. The CREATE store format focuses on complete transparency and personalization, allowing customers to see their pizza as it’s created. An open layout showcases the scratch-made dough prep area, hand-chopped vegetable toppings, and freshly-grated 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella cheese. The location features digital menu boards to enhance the customer experience and provide a resource for local messaging.

“We are thrilled to join the Goldsboro community and introduce Papa Murphy’s distinct take ‘n’ bake pizza and its mouthwatering flavors to the community,” said Rod Gumbish, franchise owner of Papa Murphy’s. “We welcome area residents to come join us today for a grand opening celebration as we look forward to providing a solution to the dinnertime dilemma for busy families on the go.”

Papa Murphy's Celebrates 1,500th Store Opening With 1,500 Pizza Giveaway

Rod Gumbish, franchise owner of Papa Murphy’s, Goldsboro, North Carolina

Papa Murphy’s is widely recognized for its dedication to providing great tasting, affordable and convenient fresh meal options that moms and dads can feel good about serving their family. Papa Murphy’s pizzas are completely customizable and guests can choose to top their favorite scratch-made crust, made in-store daily, with a wide variety of fresh, wholesome, ingredients. Guests take their pizza home and bake in their own oven for 12 – 18 minutes and serve hot for a delicious meal any day of the week.

To view Papa Murphy’s full menu or find a location nearest you, please visit To connect with Papa Murphy’s and join the conversation, visit Facebook, Twitter and for exclusive offers join Papa Murphy’s eClub.

About Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States, selling fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to bake at home. The company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy’s core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab ‘n’ go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at

Christine Beggan

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