Papa Murphy's and Udi's Gluten Free Announce New Partnership

VANCOUVER, Wash. and BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. In September, customers at more than 1,000 Papa Murphy's stores will be able to get any of their favorite toppings or combinations on a 12-inch par baked Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust.

"There is a clear and growing demand for gluten-free offerings in the marketplace and we are pleased to partner with Udi's Gluten Free Foods giving customers a high quality, gluten-free option that fits their lifestyle," said Ken Calwell, president and chief executive officer of Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. "Fresh ingredients and a variety of premium toppings are hallmarks of our brand, which we believe pairs perfectly with Udi's commitment to tasty, high quality products. As we continue to offer our customers a variety of choices all at a value price, the partnership with Udi's is a natural fit with our mission to bring people together through food people love."

"As a leader in gluten-free food, we are proud to offer our products at Papa Murphy's across the country," said Denise Sirovatka, vice president of marketing for Udi's. "We've always been dedicated to delicious gluten-free food, and now customers can enjoy our crust with Papa Murphy's fresh ingredients."

Papa Murphy's advises customers that the certified gluten free crust is topped in a shared kitchen that also handles gluten-containing ingredients. Additional ingredient information is available at

About Papa Murphy's

Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take 'N' Bake pizza chain in the United States, selling uncooked pizzas that customers bake at home. The Company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy's core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the Company offers a growing menu of grab 'n' go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit Find Papa Murphy's on Facebook at

About Udi's Gluten Free

Udi's Gluten Free (Udi's) is a leader in the fast growing market for gluten-free foods in North America. Udi's markets a diversified and growing range of gluten-free products under the well-recognized Udi's brand in the retail market, and since mid-2011, food service channels. Udi's is a leading brand in gluten-free bread and bakery products. In addition, Udi's makes other gluten-free products in the frozen entree, snack and granola categories. For more information visit Udi's Gluten Free, a division of GFA Brands Inc., a Boulder Brands company. For more information, please visit or call 303-657-6366. Find us on Facebook at and Twitter @udisglutenfree.

CONTACT: Papa Murphy's Contact: Jessica Liddell, ICR 203-682-8200 Udi's Gluten Free Foods Contact: Denise Sirovatka 720-763-3418

Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.; Udi's Gluten Free