"As Good as the Great Outdoors"

About Idaho Pizza Company

Our Pledge to You

We will make every effort to ensure the success of the Idaho Pizza Company franchise. This effort will provide more opportunities for customers, franchisees, and employees in the years to come!

How it All Began

Don Cantrell started working as a bus boy, at the age of 16, for a California pizza franchise. He was with this franchise for over 27 years, and through hard work and determination he became the proud owner of 9 franchised restaurants in Idaho and Washington. What an accomplishment! After dedicating himself to being a successful franchisee for several years, he decided to start his own franchise, which resulted in the concept of Idaho Pizza Company. Don started franchising Idaho Pizza Company restaurants in September of 1998. The franchise currently includes 16 restaurants across Idaho and provides jobs to over 300 local families. Having been in the pizza business for many years, Don really knows what it takes to be successful in this industry, which is evident in the Idaho Pizza Company restaurants we see today!

Idaho Pizza Company Owners

A New Chapter

On July 1, 2007, having decided to retire, Don sold the Idaho Pizza Company franchise to John and Leah McNicholl and their 4 children, Justin “Bubba”, Chrissy, Craig, and Lorana. Having successfully owned and operated the Meridian, Nampa, and Caldwell Idaho Pizza restaurants since 1999, they know the business and what it takes to make it exceptional! They credit their success, first and foremost, to being fully dedicated to their employees and customers, not to mention hard work, enthusiasm, and fantastic pizza!

Keeping it Local

Being a locally owned and operated franchise, we pride ourselves in supporting our local economy. Idaho Pizza Company provides over 300 jobs to local families around the Treasure Valley. We also support our local farmers. Did you know that our flour and cheese are both made in Idaho and those two items alone account for approximately 32 percent of our food products? Not to mention our other locally sourced products such as produce, dairy products, and many other items. When it comes to being a local Idaho business, nothing says it better than Idaho Pizza Company!


Family - The way we treat our Employees, Customers, Business Partners, and Community.

Honesty & Integrity - In the way that we do business.

Teamwork - The results will always be better when we work together!

Education - An educated mind is a strong mind!

Fun - No need to call it work if you enjoy it!

Our Winning Combination

Employees - Our employees are what have made us successful and we know it! It is important to us that our team enjoys their work; therefore, we strive to provide a safe and positive working environment. Happy employees equal happy customers. Our atmosphere is so friendly and upbeat, we dare you come and enjoy yourself!

Customers - Without you, we wouldn’t be here. As a customer we want you to feel valued every time you dine with us at Idaho Pizza Company. As a matter of fact, we want you to feel like part of our family. So, come in and enjoy our first-class service and excellent pizza. You will not be disappointed!

Franchisees - We are delighted to have our franchisees team up with us to help the Idaho Pizza Company franchise grow and be the best it can be. We believe in partnering with our franchisees and are committed to providing the tools necessary for each one to succeed. Our hope is that we will all prosper and have fun doing it!

Pizza - What would great customers, employees, and franchisees be without a great product? At Idaho Pizza Company, no need to worry about that. Our ingredients are fresh and prepared daily for our delicious pizzas, sandwiches, and salad bar. Our team continually looks for new ideas and products to better serve you!