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Papa Murphy's Pizza

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Papa Murphy’s and Cold Stone Creamery carry MTY through the pandemic

Market shifts have helped both chains reverse earlier challenges, offsetting the Canadian company’s struggling mall and office concepts. They now need to keep their sales momentum.

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Restaurants get into the Halloween spirit with spooky specials

Parties and trick-or-treating may be a no-go this year, but operators are scaring up fun activities and menu items to make up for it.

The Canadian-based brand collector, which operates Cold Stone Creamery and Pinkberry, among many others, has temporarily closed 2,100 locations.

MTY Group said it needs time to address complaints made by a whistleblower, which it deemed “frivolous.”

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A shift to convenience, and too much debt, made it tough for the pizza chain to thrive, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The Canadian brand operator will pay $6.45 per share for the take-and-bake pizza chain.

The company said its sales turned positive for the first time in 37 months.

RB’s The Bottom Line takes a look at the companies currently seeking buyers, and a few that might actually sell.

The pizza chain is exploring strategic alternatives, which could include a sale.

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