Papa Murphy’s: A Top Franchise Opportunity For Veterans

Top Franchise Opportunity for Veterans

Papa Murphy’s recognizes the exceptional qualities veterans bring to the franchise world. With their experience in active-duty military or as first responders, veterans excel at completing tasks and adapting to various situations. The skills they acquire from intensive training and following proven systems make them ideal franchise owners.

That’s why Papa Murphy’s is an excellent franchise opportunity for veterans. We appreciate their service and are proud that many of our franchise owners come from military backgrounds. Their dedication to their stores, employees, and communities demonstrates that the skills learned in the service can be highly effective in business ownership.

Papa Murphy’s has developed a veteran awareness program in collaboration with VetFran, a strategic initiative of the International Franchise Association. This Military Franchise Incentive Program aims to make Papa Murphy’s franchises more affordable for veterans through significant discounts on the initial Franchise Fee.

“We are grateful for the sacrifices made by these men and women,” says Shemar Pucel, Senior Director of Franchise Sales. “Our Heroes Program helps them with some of the upfront costs for ownership, as we know that veterans and former first responders make great Papa Murphy’s franchise owners.”

Why Veterans Choose Papa Murphy’s Franchise

Veterans opt for Papa Murphy’s because our tried-and-true business model allows them to follow a proven system, focusing on mentoring their team, caring for their guests, and engaging with their communities.

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Jeff Miller, owner of a Papa Murphy’s franchise in Brookings, South Dakota, found that his military experience equipped him with the confidence needed to become a franchise owner. He says, “Papa Murphy’s fit really well with my military background. 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 spent time away from their families, Papa Murphy’s presents an opportunity to transition into a life that allows them to be home, watch their children grow, and take control of their future. This is exactly why John Schulke, owner of a Papa Murphy’s franchise in Minneapolis, Minnesota, decided to embark on 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.”

The Papa Murphy’s Difference

Community and teamwork are integral to the Papa Murphy’s franchise system. Papa Murphy’s is a brand that plays a meaningful role in the communities we operate in and our franchise owners become a part of the daily lives of their guests. This connection fosters loyalty that leads to longevity and even growth.

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“We make it a point to get to know everyone that comes through our doors,” John 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.”

Join The Papa Murphy’s Franchise Family!

Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza franchise offers a low-cost investment opportunity with high growth potential. Be part of this expanding brand as we continue to grow our footprint across the United States. Initial investment costs range from $323,757 to $578,163, depending on various factors such as location, property condition, and construction costs. The Papa Murphy’s business model is designed for entrepreneurs who want an easy-to-operate food business that caters to a unique niche. For veterans with valuable skills looking to transition into business ownership, Papa Murphy’s could be the opportunity for you.

If you’re an entrepreneur and veteran looking to become a franchise owner, learn about costs, brand history, and more about our veteran incentive by starting with our research pages here. To start a conversation with our franchise team, fill out our inquiry form here. A member of our team will be in touch with more information and to answer any questions you may have.

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