Papa Murphy’s has arrived in Zionsville


From left, Andrew, Ed and Bobby Salm. (Photo by Julie

They waited two long years and finally have arrived. On Oct. 1, Papa Murphy’s opened its doors in Boone Village.

Owners, the Salm family – Ed, Bobby, and Andrew – had settled on Zionsville as their business location before they even signed the franchise agreement.

“We heard fantastic things about Zionsville,” Andrew said. “So we just waited for a spot to become available and we are happy to be here.”

Papa Murphy’s is not an unfamiliar name, as it was rated the No. 1 pizza chain by Zagat in 2010 and 2011 with its “Take ‘N Bake” pizza. In this family-oriented town, the new kid’s pizza kit, known as “Mini Murph Make ‘N Bake,” is likely to be a hit as well as salads, cheesy bread, and dessert items such as chocolate chip cookie dough and s’mores pizza.

Despite all those options, the pizza is what Papa Murphy’s is all about. With a variety of choices from thin to stuffed, as well as a “create your own” option, customers may choose toppings, crust type, and even sauce.

Customer service and relationships are the Salm family’s top priority with their new business.

“Zionsville is the type of community that appreciates relationships, which is what Papa Murphy’s is all about,” Andrew said. “We want our guests to take ownership and say, ‘We’re going to ‘our’ Papa Murphy’s.’”

Eamon Manning, Director of Papa Murphy’s Franchise Operations, also feels the business is a perfect fit for the town.

“We are a cut above pizza, and Zionsville is a cut above community,” he said.


Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N Bake Pizza

51 Boone Village


Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mon-Sat.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday