At the end of the year, Ken Calwell, president of take-and-bake pizza chain operator Papa Murphy’s International, will take the reins as chief executive. He replaces John Barr, who will remain chairman, and plans to focus on the strategic growth of the 1,290-unit chain, which was acquired by New York-based Lee Equity Partners last year. Calwell plans to build on Papa Murphy’s “food forward” focus and differentiation as a take-and-bake pizza brand that brings families ...
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