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Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria strikes a deal to expand into Canada with master franchise deal

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Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria strikes a deal to expand into Canada with master franchise deal

The Southern-California based pizza franchise will open 52 restaurants in Ontario, Canada

Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria has announced the signing of a master franchise deal with Canadian firm, The Patel Group, headed up by hotelier G.K. Patel.  

“This truly represents a historic moment for the Big Mama’s & Papa’s brand, allowing us to extend our growing reach even further with our first-ever international partnership,” said Ray Perry, president and COO of Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria.

“For decades, BMPP has stood out as one of Southern California’s best eateries for pizza, pasta, and more. During that time, we have built a lasting reputation for high-quality dishes and high-quality service that has caught the attention of food enthusiasts around the world. We are proud to join forces with The Patel Group, and are excited for the opportunity to introduce Ontario’s diners to the signature experience that only BMPP can provide.” 

This is the pizza brand’s first master franchise deal, and two of the 52 locations planned locations are expected to open this year. Ray Perry and Sam Wadera, managing partner of The Patel Group brought the deal together, and Wadera will play a major role in the brand’s development in Ontario. 

“The food industry—and pizza, in general—has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last year, with diners eager for increasingly more convenient options that are both healthy, delicious, and affordable,” said Wadera.  

“This is a landscape that has incredible potential, and The Patel Group is excited to enter into it with the Big Mama’s & Papa’s team. Their success is undeniable, fueled in no small part by their keen ability to adapt and cater to a diverse clientele with a wide-range of tastes and needs. We look forward to working with them as we begin launching locations throughout Ontario.” 

The brand is also seeking to grow through area development programs, granting developers the right to build anything from three to 15 restaurants, as well as master franchising. Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria offers incentives to military veterans seeking to franchise, and all California based franchisees provide ongoing support The Leukemia Society. 

“Always at the forefront of modern technology and innovation, each of Big Mama’s & Papa’s contemporary locations redefine the traditional restaurant experience—implementing fast-moving software to deliver better and more streamlined service for guests and franchise operators, alike,” said Erik Stroman, executive vice president, franchise development for Big Mamas & Papas Franchising, LLC.  

“Already in 2022, the chain has launched a restaurant technology upgrade program specifically designed around customer service, featuring top TV menu systems, POS system upgrades, enhanced online ordering capabilities, digital marketing communications programs, and so much more. 

“I am constantly inspired by this company’s commitment to innovation, and seeing how rapidly it has embraced the implementation of modern tech is just one of the many reasons I am proud to be part of this organization.” 

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