Franchisee Spotlight: Wendy Allen

Our second employee spotlight is on Wendy Allen, owner of four Godfather's Pizza franchisee locations.

Name:  Wendy Allen

Title:  Vice President – MLO Investment Inc – we own/operate four locations – Fargo, ND  | Moorhead, MN  | Alexandria, MN  |  Detroit Lakes, MN

Employee Since:  Fall of 2010

Where’d you grow up?

Fargo, ND  (Yes, just like the movie.  But I don’t think I have an accent)

When did you first know you wanted to work in this field?

My husband and I knew we wanted to be part of the Godfather’s Pizza Family when we moved to a new area of our town and there wasn’t a Godfather’s Pizza that delivered. Because the store didn't deliver to us at our new house we had just moved into, we felt there was another need for more Godfather's Pizza locations in our town.

Tell us about your daily responsibilities at GPI.  

My main responsibilities are involved in the behind the scenes operations of our locations, with marketing being a big focus.

What are some life lessons you’ve learned from working for Godfather’s Pizza?

I’ve learned that each day is a new day and there is so much we can learn from our customers and employees.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?

We have two fur babies in our family, both are cats. - Shadow and Maxwell.

What are your hobbies?
I love the outdoors and photography.  I spend most of my time outside the office with kids activities – sporting, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts and so much more.

What is the last movie you saw?  

Frozen – and it was a GREAT movie.  I highly recommend it for all ages.

What is your favorite game (cards, board, video, etc)?
I’m very competitive so any game I can play…I will try and win!  Monopoly would be one of my favorites.

Favorite Godfather’s Pizza memory:
I love each time a group of kids are in the store.  Their excitement is contagious.  We love to celebrate birthdays or pizza parties they have earned as rewards at school.  Kid’s LOVE our breadsticks!

Favorite Godfather’s Pizza pizza:
Thin Crust Pepperoni.  I also do love a Taco Pizza with no onion…I’m sure I’ll take some heat on the “no onion” part!

Any final words?
Working for the Godfather’s Franchise has been such a joy over the past years.  We love our customers, employees and all the franchise/corporate staff.  I mean really, how can you not love your job when it involves the best pizza ever?

Here are Wendy’s locations:

305 30th Avenue West, Alexandria, MN 56308                     (320)762-4000

712 1/2 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502             (218)847-3999

4340 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103                         (701) 277-1666

420 Center Avenue, Moorhead, MN 56560                           (218)477-1333