The first of 15 Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza stores will open in Hawaii later this year.
The publicly traded Papa Murphy’s Holdings LLC announced it had reached a development agreement with Take-n-Bake Hawaii LLC, led by Sean Uezu, who runs other food and retail franchises in the islands.
Papa Murphy’s sells customizable pizzas that customers can order online, pick up, take home and bake.
Pizza dough is made daily in-house, whole-milk Mozzarella also is grated by hand and fresh vegetables also are prepared in-store daily. Take-home pizzas bake in 15 minutes.
“Our goal in entering this market was to find a multi-unit developer with extensive experience and relationships within the region who would protect and promote our fresh pizza brand,” said Jayson Tipp, Papa Murphy’s Holdings chief development officer and senior vice president of technology, in a statement. “We are confident that Take-n-Bake Hawaii LLC with their (quick service restaurant) experience and deep roots in the local community are the ideal team to help busy families in Hawaii solve the dinnertime dilemma.”
Area Developer Sean Uezu operates five Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen locations and eight T-Mobile Premium Retail stores on Oahu.
“We look forward to working with Papa Murphy’s to exclusively develop the Hawaiian market and offer America’s favorite take-and-bake pizza with a big aloha,” Uezu said, in a statement.