The Boston Bruins have confirmed they will be moving the Papa Murphy in Allentown, PA, franchise to Allentowey, PA and will rename the franchise as the Papa Joe’s Pizza Company.
The new company will have the same name as the old Papa Murphy, but will have Papa Joe Murphy’s signature on the exterior and the company’s name and logo will be painted on the building.
The announcement came at a press conference this morning.
“We have a new, exciting opportunity in Allentsown, and that opportunity is to rebrand Papa Murphy,” said Patricio DeBartolo, vice president of Papa Murphy Sushi.
“We are thrilled to be working with Boston’s new owners and look forward to welcoming them to our new home in Allensown.”
The name change comes as the franchise continues to expand and get new customers and fans.
In the last four years, the franchise has grown to more than 1,000 restaurants in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
The announcement comes less than a week after Boston Red Sox owner John Henry announced the team would move its all-time franchise record attendance record to 4,000.
In addition to the Allentamys Pizza franchise, the new Papa Joe and Papa Murphy Pizza restaurants will be in the heart of Boston’s Old South End, in the North End, and along South Broadway.
Fans can sign up for updates on the new restaurants through the Papa Joes website at www.papajoes.com.
The Papa Murphy brand will continue to be represented in the Boston Red Wings lineup and will continue on the Allendale Ice and Red Wings Ice Center ice surfaces.
There are currently four Papa Murphy locations in Boston, including in Allendale, Allentale, Allendale Park, and the Allen Hills Sports Complex in Allston, MA.
Papa Murphy Sausage has locations in Allen and Allendale.
Allentown’s Allentapas Pizza has locations across the city.