VANCOUVER Wash. —The list of winners during this downtime is short, yet as consumers continue to cut back on dining out, the largest player in the take-and-bake pizza category is seeing sales skyrocket. Papa Murphy’s International Inc., the franchisor of more than 1,100 Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza locations, said its 2008 U.S. systemwide sales totaled $585 million, a 17-percent increase from the year earlier. The jump reflected 102 new store openings and an ...

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