Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria Expands its Footprint in Canada


LOS ANGELES — Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria (BMPP), a U.S.-based company, restaurant chain operator and franchisor, has secured its first master-franchise agreement with Canadian company The Patel Group, led by hotelier GK Patel, with plans to have 52 franchise locations throughout Ontario. Two locations are slated to open this year.

BMPP offers a variety of menu items, including specialty pie, calzones, pasta and salad. Its signature pizza creation, The Giant Sicilian, is 54 inches and can feed up to 60 people, holding the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Deliverable Pizza.

In addition, BMPP will roll out a new catering menu with customizable selections for families, businesses, organizations and more, with the ability to feed more than 100 people.

“Always at the forefront of modern technology and innovation, each of Big Mama’s & Papa’s contemporary locations re-define the traditional restaurant experience, implementing fast-moving software to deliver better and more streamlined service for guests and franchise operators alike. 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,” says Erik Stroman, EVP, Franchise Development for Big Mamas & Papas Franchising, LLC. “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.”

“The food industry has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last year, with diners eager for increasingly more convenient options that are both healthy, delicious and affordable,” says Sam Wadera, managing partner of The Patel Group. “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.”

“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,” says Ray Perry, president and COO of Big Mamas & Papas Franchising. “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.”

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