Papa Murphy’s Best Franchise for Veterans

Papa Murphy’s is committed to helping our veterans

Papa Murphy’s knows that veterans make exceptional franchisees. Whether it’s serving as active-duty military or life as a first responder, these heroes know how to get the job done. To grow, they rely on intensive training and proven systems so that they can handle any situation that arises.

That’s why Papa Murphy’s is a terrific franchise for veterans. We are grateful for their service, and are proud to say that many of our franchise owners have military experience. Their commitment to their stores, their employees, and their communities is proof that skills learned in the service can translate exceptionally well into business ownership.

The iconic pizza brand has created a veteran awareness program through a partnership with VetFran, a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association, to connect with veterans who are looking to start their next chapter in business. Overall, this Military Franchise Incentive Program makes owning a Papa Murphy’s franchise more affordable through significant discounts to our initial franchise fee.

“These are the men and women who face danger on our behalf, and we are so grateful,” says Shemar Pucel, Director of Franchise Sales. “We also know from having several separated military and former first responders in our franchise family what great Papa Murphy’s pizza franchise owners they make. That’s why we created our Heroes Program, which helps them with some of the up-front costs for ownership.”

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Why do veterans love franchising with Papa Murphy’s?

Veterans choose Papa Murphy’s because our proven business model allows them to follow a system that works, which in turn allows them to focus on mentoring their team, taking care of their guests and being active in their communities.

For Jeff Miller, owner of a Papa Murphy’s franchise in Brookings, South Dakota, his military experience gave him the confidence he needed to become a franchise owner.

“Papa Murphy’s fit really well with my military background,” he says. “I’ve always been a procedure follower. Papa Murphy’s made it easy for me, because all I had to do was follow the steps, and I knew that if I did that, I would be successful. This has turned out to be completely true – and it’s also something that so many franchise owners in other brands struggle with. If you follow the recipe and don’t waste time trying to create your own thing, you can do well.”

For veterans who have been deployed and away from their families, Papa Murphy’s is also an opportunity for veterans to transition into a life that allows them to be home, to watch their children grow up, and to take their future into their own hands. This is exactly why John Schulke, owner of a Papa Murphy’s franchise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, decided to leap into business ownership.

“When I was ready to leave the military, I wanted to do something completely different,” says John Schulke, owner of three Papa Murphy’s stores in the greater Minneapolis area. “I had spent so much time deployed and away from my wife that I didn’t want to take a job that would take me away from her again. Owning a Papa Murphy’s franchise allowed us the chance to have a deeper connection with our community, and to build lasting roots. Our business has grown year over year, and we’re incredibly excited about the future.”

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The Papa Murphy’s difference

If you ask franchise owners what Papa Murphy’s is all about, community and teamwork would be at the top of the list. Papa Murphy’s is a brand that plays a meaningful role in the communities we operate in. Our franchise owners become a part of the daily lives of their guests, they get to know their families, and this connection fosters loyalty that leads to longevity and even growth.

“We make it a point to get to know everyone that comes through our doors,” James says. “Papa Murphy’s is known for exceptional guest service, and we’re really genuine about trying to make a connection. Being friendly and engaging is such an easy thing to do, and it makes the guest experience so much better. This is what creates guest loyalty, and after 10 years in business, we have so many regulars coming through our doors every day.”

How does MTY Food Group Create Value for Papa Murphy’s franchisees?

That commitment to customer service is why veterans make great franchise owners. Papa Murphy’s matches that commitment as a top franchise for veterans by a best-in-class training and support system that stays in place over the life of the business. Over nearly 40 years, and as a part of the MTY Food Group, Papa Murphy’s has helped countless entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning a thriving take-and-bake pizza franchise that becomes a dynamic part of their community.

This structured training program includes print, e-learning and even virtual-reality training modules. The goal is to help franchise owners, and their teams, learn to produce quality products and deliver an unmatched guest experience. That pays results in satisfied guests and repeat business, of course, while also helping franchise owners mentor their staff on the importance of quality operations. That’s why every franchise owner benefits from training and support that helps them increase brand recognition and fuel sales growth.

Franchise with Papa Murphy’s today!

Papa Murphy’s take and bake pizza franchises is a low-cost investment opportunity, offering high growth potential. Join this dynamic brand as we expand our footprint across the United States. Initial investment costs range from $308,469 to $557,879, depending on numerous factors, including geographic areas, condition of the premises, and construction costs. We have grown to more than 1,200 locations thanks to a business model built for entrepreneurs who are passionate about quality, service, integrity, and most of all — pizza.

For in-depth details about the Papa Murphy’s franchise opportunity, start a conversation with us by filling out our inquiry form here. You can also learn more by visiting our research pages here.

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