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Our Story

In 1992, brothers Aro & Allen Agakhanyan opened their first pizzeria in Los Angeles while they were both attending high school. They toiled for several years to prove their pizza restaurant concept was unique and different from the national pizza brands. Not only did they recreate the traditional pizzeria with a “cool” Southern California feel, but they also expanded the size of their pizzas to fit the demands of their guests. Their initial pizza size was a 28” pizza that you could order with your choice of toppings. But it soon became apparent that in order to feed the really big appetites of their customers, the Big Papa (36” in diameter) was born. But Aro and Allen Agakhanyan were not satisfied even then, so they introduced the Giant Sicilian which was and is the largest deliverable pizza in the world. The Giant Sicilian (54” X 54”) and is in the Guinness World Record Book.

The Agakhanyan Brothers continued to enhance the BMPP brand with the addition of creative Southern California products like the Egg Gondola Pizza, Big Mama’s Slice, Pastas, Fresh Salads and Appetizers. Today, BMPP Pizzerias have become the place for family and friends to enjoy both lunch and dinner. The original BMPP restaurant was only 500 square feet. Today, the recently opened BMPP restaurant located in Glendale, C.A. is approximately 2000 square feet and future plans call for every new franchise location to be between 2000-3000 square feet offering Dine-in, Carryout and Delivery

Since their humble beginning in 1992 in Los Angeles, C.A., BMPP Restaurants have grown to include 17 Company and Franchisee locations across Los Angeles County and has become a formidable competitor to the large national pizza chains through a combination of offering high quality food ingredients, a variety of additional menu items, their one of a kind BIG pizza offerings, their focus on quality food ingredients and their commitment to the highest level of customer service and delivery options.

BMPP is a real pizzeria restaurant, not just a delivery pizza chain. Future restaurant locations will be larger footprints featuring seating for 40-75 persons, re-introducing the idea that Pizzerias are back, and that families and large groups can experience great food, together. BMPP’s delivery vehicles (Smart Cars fitted with special insulated roof racks so they can deliver the Giant 54” x 54” Sicilian Pizza) reinforces the brand’s focus on the customer, the environment and provides BMPP a very “Southern California Cool” public persona. Come to us and enjoy, or we will come to you, with a high quality product that is fresh, hot and delicious.

BMPP is definitely “Southern California Cool” as witnessed by 43 million viewers who watched the live broadcast of the 2014 Oscar’s when host Ellen DeGeneres handed out Big Mama’s and Papa’s pizza slices to Hollywood A-List stars Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio & others

Big Mama's & Papa's Franchise, LLC Leadership Team

Aro and Allen Agakhanyan - President and VP Administration
Aro (right) and Allen (left) Agakhanyan
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer (Respectively)

The Agakhanyan brothers are the heart of BMPP and are helping drive the future for the brand Their history, knowledge and experience of starting and growing and prospering over the last 20 years in one of the most competitive and diverse cities in the United States, Los Angeles, is proof positive that the BMPP concept is not only sustainable, but a legitimate player that can not only survive, but thrive based upon its focus of quality food, unique “California Cool” feel and continued focus on staying in touch with consumers and evolving with the times.

Ray Perry - EVP Franchise Operations
Ray Perry
EVP Franchise Operations

Ray Perry has over 45 years of Senior Level Executive Management experience within the restaurant industry. Ray’s experience includes stints as President/CEO of Straw Hat Pizza, President/COO of El Polo Loco, EVP/COO of Carl’s Jr. & Hardee’s Restaurants, CEO/COO - Partner Owner of Charo Chicken and CEO/Owner of Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory. Ray has overseen the opening of over 750 corporate and franchisee owned restaurants in the US and 10 countries during his career.

Erik Stroman - VP Franchise Development
Erik Stroman
EVP Franchise Development

Erik Stroman served as Field Marketing Director for Carl’s Jr. responsible for executing marketing, advertising and local store Grand Opening promotions for over 120 corporate and franchise owned restaurants throughout Southern California. Erik was named Carl’s Jr. Employee of the Year during his tenure. Erik brings over 30 years of sales & marketing experience supporting restaurant brands including Little Caesars Pizza, Jack In The Box, Panda Express, Carl’s Jr. International, Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Burger King & KFC.

Current Restaurants

Stores currently open & operating in Los Angeles County.

Restaurant Menu


Chicken Caesar

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Pastrami Sandwich

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Mexican Egg Gondola Pizza

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Pastrami Sandwich

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Boneless Chicken Wings

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Lobster Ravioli