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Paychex Selected as Preferred Human Resources Provider for Papa Murphy’s Franchise Owners

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Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:FRSH) , the nation’s largest “Take ‘N’ Bake” pizza chain, has selected Paychex as the preferred human resource services provider for its franchise owners.

“Paychex is excited to provide this important service to Papa Murphy’s,” said Mark Bottini, senior vice president of sales at Paychex. “We’re confident that we will help Papa Murphy’s franchise owners enhance employee engagement and better manage HR compliance by providing a cost-effective, scalable package of services.”

As the recommended provider, Paychex provides Papa Murphy’s franchise owners with access to HR and employee management solutions, including an on-site HR professional, a custom employee handbook, and an online HR library. Additionally, the partnership provides franchise owners with a solution for developing and implementing HR training programs for their employees that are separate and independent from the franchisor.

“Papa Murphy’s has been looking for a way to effectively meet the HR needs of our owners, and Paychex provides solutions we need to do that,” said Jennifer Lowrance, senior HR generalist, Papa Murphy’s Intl. “Our franchise owners who choose to work with Paychex can be confident that they will have best-in-class assistance with their recruitment, hiring, firing, compensation, and harassment and discipline issues.”

Paychex is a reliable, strategic partner that offers a combination of product, distribution, customer service and relationship management in a proven program that allows franchisors to enhance their franchisor-franchisee relationships and facilitate franchisee growth by delivering cost-effective and scalable HR services, payroll, benefits and insurance solutions while reducing liability risks for the franchisor.

To learn more about the solutions available from Paychex and how they can benefit your franchise, visit Paychex at booth no. 216 at the #IFA2015 Convention, February 15 – 18, 2015, in Las Vegas.

About Papa Murphy’s

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. The Company was founded in 1981 and 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. For more information, visit Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at

About Paychex

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services, including direct deposit, check signing, and Readychex(R). Human resource services include 401(k) plan recordkeeping, section 125 plans, a professional employer organization, time and attendance solutions, and other administrative services for business. A variety of business insurance products, including group health and workers’ compensation, are made available through Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc. Paychex was founded in 1971. With headquarters in Rochester, New York, the company has more than 100 offices serving approximately 580,000 payroll clients as of May 31, 2014. For more information about Paychex and our products, visit

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