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Robert and Tami Drozt Bring Nation’s Largest Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Chain
To Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway Retail Center in Northeast Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE – Papa Murphy’s, the United States’ largest take ‘n’ bake pizza chain, has announced it will open its newest Arizona franchised-owned outlet early this summer at Hayden Peak Crossing, located at the southeast corner of Hayden Road and Thompson Peak Parkway just north of the 101 Freeway.

Papa Murphy’s
Robert and Tami Drozt, who will be opening their first Papa Murphy’s franchise, possess more than 60 years of combined experience in the commercial printing, retail and insurance industries.
“After years of research,” Robert Drozt said, “Tami and I discovered that Papa Murphy’s combines a formula of quality food, high service standards and a proven track record that will serve us well as we embark on this exciting business venture. It is our hope to combine our entrepreneurial skills to open additional stores throughout the greater Phoenix area in the near future.”

Hayden Peak Crossing is the “perfect location for our first restaurant,” Drozt said, “because of its family orientation and its diversified mix of tenants that appeal to the residents of northeast Scottsdale. We feel the Papa Murphy’s product offering will make a great addition to other retail outlets located within the center.”

Drozt said the Hayden Peak location will feature Papa Murphy’s “create model” that focuses on complete transparency and personalization of each pizza. The open layout allows each customer to view the entire pizza building process, beginning with the scratch-made dough preparation area, the addition of fresh, hand-chopped vegetable toppings, and the freshly-grated 100% whole-milk mozzarella cheese. A digital menu board display will enhance the guest experience and provide a resource for local messaging.

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 uncooked pizzas that customers bake at home. Founded in 1981, the company 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.

Occupying 1,323 square feet, the new Papa Murphy’s will join a growing roster of sit-down and fast-casual restaurants at Hayden Peak Crossing, including Local Bistro, Pure Sushi, Tavern Americana, The Good Egg, Juan Jaime’s Tacos and Tequila, Kale and Clover, nékter Juice Bar and Starbuck’s.

James R. Pederson, designated broker for The Pederson Group, said, “We are truly excited about working with Robert and Tami to bring Papa Murphy’s to Hayden Peak Crossing. The Papa Murphy’s brand is widely recognized as a leader in the ‘take ‘n bake’ restaurant sector, and we are confident that the expected opening of this new tenant will create quite a buzz within the trade area. Papa Murphy’s should have a great appeal to the large number of families residing in the immediate trade area that includes Grayhawk, DC Ranch and McDowell Mountain Ranch.”

Hayden Peak Crossing is a 145,000-square-foot upscale neighborhood shopping center that is anchored by a very successful Fry’s Signature Supermarket. The center has emerged as one of north Scottsdale’s most vibrant neighborhood shopping centers. The nine-year-old center is now fully occupied with a variety of retail tenants, including Choice Pet Market, Body Lab, Hi-Health, Sumit’s Yoga, a Bank of America branch and an assortment of other locally-owned and national tenants.

For more than 32 years The Pederson Group has been a premier Phoenix-based real estate development company specializing in upscale retail projects. The company has developed and remodeled more than 27 highly successful retail and mixed-use projects in the greater Phoenix area, and has developed shopping centers totaling more than five million square feet.