When it comes to cheap food franchises around the country, Papa Murphy is the king of the hill.
That’s why the company has made a name for itself in the food-delivery business by partnering with big chains like Chipotle, Burger King, and McDonald’s.
It has also proven that it can deliver quality food to a large number of consumers.
But for some consumers, it’s not all good news.
The company recently received a cease-and-desist letter from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the government agency that regulates food-related products.
In the letter, the CPSC said Papa Murphy failed to properly train its employees on how to use the equipment, failed to notify consumers of its recall, and failed to adequately supervise its suppliers.
While this is not the first time the company was sued by CPSC, it may be the most serious of Papa Murphys violations.
It’s not the only franchisee to be sued in the past year.
In June, Papa John’s was sued over its use of a child labor program and its lack of proper training.
That case is still pending, and the case against Papa Murphy remains active.
Papa Murphy and its franchisees are still facing lawsuits in other states, including Illinois, California, Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The CPSC also issued a report last month stating that it is aware of at least 14 lawsuits against the company related to food-service operations in at least four states.
This comes as a big relief to franchisees like John Stier, who said he was unable to find any of his franchises without an alert from the company.
Stier said he had to pay a $50,000 settlement for one of his restaurants to receive the letter from CPSC.
He told The Verge that he and his wife had been on a cruise when the letters were sent.
“We thought we were going to have the best day ever,” he said.
“Now, we’re all better for it.”