Dave and Heather Hinson are the owners of the Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza in Washington, Missouri. Establishing their business at the end of January in 2012, they have seen much growth due to the popularity of their products and the relationship they have with their customers; not only in Washington but in surrounding areas as well.
Even before Pizza Hut made its exit from Hermann Missouri, customers from this region were travelling to Washington, making their rounds of errands and then stopping in to the Papa Murphy’s in Washington located on Phoenix Center Drive near Target and Goodwill. Through these interactions, customers from Hermann would express their interest in having a location closer to home that could provide them with affordable dinner options and great customer service.
Recently, Hermann locals got their wish. Two weeks before opening their portable store in the Hermann Lumber parking lot, Dave and Heather placed ads in the paper and kept in contact with their friends and loyal customers in the area. Some of their contacts include friends on Facebook and using that tool to get the word out as well. Each week they have seen an increase in sales and the satisfaction on people’s faces when they leave with an armful of pizzas to either cook that night or freeze for a later date.
Heather and Dave have been in the Missouri area for many years. Heather visited Hermann during a girl’s getaway weekend and was excited about this beautiful town and what it has to offer; the people, the shops, the experience. She has also had several pleasant encounters with the antiques shops in town.
The owners look forward to continuing their weekly trips to Hermann, providing them with great tasting pizzas and getting to know more of the locals and visitors that stay here. You can meet Heather and Dave every week on Wednesday as they open their window to the public at 4:00 pm. For more information or to get in contact with them before they come, please call them at (636)239-9797.