Frequently Asked Questions
Below is franchise information for some of Papa Murphy’s most frequently asked questions about opening your own pizza franchise.
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What are the minimum financial requirements to qualify?
A minimum net worth of $275,000 and at least $80,000 in liquid capital is needed to get started on a path to owning a single Papa Murphy’s franchise.
How much does it cost to build a Papa Murphy’s?
Costs vary greatly due to store size, age of the building and regional restrictions. However, average initial investments range from $274,620 to $499,246.
Does Papa Murphy’s offer financing?
Papa Murphy’s works with a number of lenders who offer a variety of financing options to provide franchisees with the funds they need to open their first location or expand their existing network of stores.
How much money can I expect to make?
Papa Murphy’s provides a Financial Performance Representation in our FDD based on historical data (Item 19). However, your results will depend considerably on your ability to manage the day-to-day operations, finances, occupancy, local store marketing, labor and the potential for sales of your business.
What is the Royalty Fee?
5% of weekly net sales.
What is the Marketing Fee?
The Brand Marketing Fee is 2% of weekly net sales.
What is a typical Papa Murphy’s store size?
A typical store size is approximately 1,200-1,400 square feet.
How is my site approved?
Once you purchase an identified target intersection, you are responsible for finding a location that meets the site criteria of Papa Murphy’s. Our experienced real estate team will work closely with you in the site selection process.
Who will train me to operate a Papa Murphy’s?
Our training team offers a comprehensive 23-day course that includes hands-on experience in a certified training store and 5-days of class training in our Support Center in Vancouver, WA.
After I open, will there be additional support?
Absolutely! We have field-based operations teams around the country to assist you with operations, financial analysis, strategic planning and the implementation of new ideas.
I have seen articles about a lawsuit filed in Washington state court against PMI by some of its franchisees. What can PMI tell me about it?
PMI has been in business for over 30 years. It has enjoyed good relationships with its franchisees and has grown to over 1,500 franchised stores worldwide. Litigation with our franchisees has been a rare event. Published reports regarding this lawsuit do not always paint a completely accurate picture. In this lawsuit, current and former franchisees allege that PMI made certain misrepresentations or omitted information in the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) given to them when they bought their franchises. We believe that the statements PMI made to franchisees in the FDD were truthful, accurate, and fully complied with the law. The case is in the pretrial phase. Based on what we have learned about these claims, we are confident that the case will end favorably for PMI, and that our system will move forward stronger than ever. Since the lawsuit began, some Plaintiffs have dismissed their claims and some of those have remained Papa Murphy’s franchisees, continuing to build their businesses.
In the meantime, PMI has continued to invest in its newer markets, including in many markets and states in which franchisees involved in the lawsuit are located. We intend to continue devoting resources to grow brand awareness in all our new markets.
The details of the lawsuit are disclosed in our FDD, which also contains the name, address, and contact information of every current franchisee in our system. We welcome you to contact as many of those franchisees as you can so that you can hear what they have to say about being part of the Papa Murphy’s system.