Expanding the Love of Papa Murphy’s in Arizona

Meet Guy Cannon, Franchise Owner Expanding Papa Murphy’s in Arizona

Some entrepreneurs stand out for their passion, commitment, and relentless pursuit of growth. Guy Cannon, a dynamic Papa Murphy’s franchise owner, is one such individual. With an impressive portfolio of locations spread across Arizona, Guy recently celebrated the grand opening of his latest store in Show Low, AZ, adding to his existing stores in Chandler, Gilbert, Cave Creek, and Casa Grande.

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Deep Roots and Local Connections

Guy’s journey with Papa Murphy’s is not just a business venture, it’s a community-focused endeavor. “Having a home in Show Low has introduced me to many residents who are either summer visitors or full-time locals who have moved from areas that had a Papa Murphy’s pizza. They’ve expressed their excitement about us opening here,” Guy shared. His connection to the community and understanding of their needs have been instrumental in setting up his new location.

The new Show Low store is spearheaded by Samantha, a manager who has lived in the area her entire life. Her deep local ties and commitment are crucial to the store’s operations. “Samantha works hard every day to make this store great,” Guy noted, highlighting the importance of local leadership in understanding and serving community needs effectively.

A Brand That Resonates

When asked about his affinity for the Papa Murphy’s brand, Guy’s enthusiasm was evident. “We offer a fantastic fresh product at a price that is very affordable for families,” he explained. This emphasis on quality and affordability is a cornerstone of Papa Murphy’s appeal, resonating with a broad customer base looking for delicious, convenient meal options.

Training and Team Spirit

Preparation and training are key to any successful business launch, and for Guy, this phase was particularly rewarding. “We just completed staff training, and it was fun to see the new crew become excited about serving the community,” he recalled. The training process, supported by excellent trainers like Michelle, Becca, and Cheryl, was not only educational, but also fun, fostering a positive and enthusiastic team atmosphere.

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Looking Ahead

With the doors now open, Guy is optimistic about the potential of his new location. “We think we have an opportunity to grow this location into a top performer in the DMA,” he stated confidently. This ambition is supported by a clear vision and understanding of the brand’s strengths and community needs.

Moreover, the scalability of Papa Murphy’s franchise model has allowed Guy to expand significantly. “We have grown from one store to five in three years and may add more in the future,” he mentioned, highlighting the potential for further expansion and prosperity within the franchise system.

Become a Papa Murphy’s Franchise Owner Today

Guy Cannon’s story is a testament to the triumph that can be achieved through dedication, community engagement, and a strong partnership with a franchisor that supports and believes in its franchisees. Each of his stores not only serves up fresh, delicious pizzas, but also embeds itself as a vital part of the community, catering to the unique tastes and preferences of its residents.

For anyone considering diving into the world of franchising, Guy’s journey with Papa Murphy’s offers valuable insights into the importance of community connection, quality products, and strategic growth. His continued growth is a beacon for potential franchisees, proving that with the right brand and a commitment to excellence, the possibilities are endless.

Learn more about the Papa Murphy’s business model, the cost to franchise, and how we support our franchise owners by visiting our research pages here. If you’re ready to start a conversation with our franchise team, we invite you to fill out our form here. We look forward to learning more about your business goals and how we can help you achieve them!

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