Meet Papa Murphy’s Multi-Unit Idaho Franchise Owner

Longtime Franchise Owner with Great Things Planned for the Star Community

Few people are more enthusiastic than a new franchise owner who’s about to cut the ribbon and begin their life as a small business owner. That’s also true for Todd Gritten, who recently opened a new Papa Murphy’s franchise location in Star, Idaho, even though he’s an old hand at the brand. His excitement, not to mention his longtime history of growth with Papa Murphy’s, speaks volumes about why this business model is such a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, says Shemar Pucel, Senior Director of Development.

“We work with people across the spectrum when it comes to small-business ownership,” Pucel says. “Some are opening their very first business of any kind, while others like Todd have been with Papa Murphy’s for years — even decades. Many of those experienced owners began as employees, moved into management, helped grow franchise holdings for another owner or owner group, and finally purchased their own stores. We are committed to helping people achieve their dream of small business ownership.”

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A Multistate History of Success

Gritten opened his first store in Indianapolis in 2001, growing over time to 16 stores in Indiana, 13 more in Michigan, and a couple in Ohio over the next 18 years. He then relocated to the Northwest in 2019, and his partnership group now owns eight in the Olympia, WA area, two stores in Oregon, and now two in Idaho.

“We are excited about the opportunity that our new store in Star presents,” he says. “Star is one of the fastest-growing cities in America, and we believe it will be a strong addition to the Boise market.”

New Store Design Generates Enthusiasm

The Star location will feature Papa Murphy’s new “Kitchen Delite” open design, as well as the brand’s new logo. Both represent a brand refresh that’s designed to showcase how Papa Murphy’s continues to invest in high-level brand awareness, as well as building an innovative, engaging consumer experience.

“We are excited about the new store design,” Gritten says. “The interior look and layout of the store is very well thought out and is hands down the most beautiful store I’ve ever built. Watch for great things coming out of Star!”

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 – $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.

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