Photo Release -- Papa Murphy's Expands Frightfully Fun Offerings This Halloween With New Spooky Dough

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is kicking off this Halloween with its popular one-of-a-kind Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and launching a new, spooky offering sure to please cookie monsters of all ages. Halloween is the chain's busiest day of the year as costumed families and friends gather for Papa Murphy's scary delicious pizza before heading out to trick-or-treat. The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available at Papa Murphy's locations nationwide beginning today, October 21 through October 31. Spooky Dough is available at participating stores.

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"Our brand has become a staple for many busy moms and families that are looking to provide an easy, fresh, high quality meal to their kids before a full night of trick-or-treating," said Ken Calwell, CEO of Papa Murphy's. "This year, we are thrilled to add Spooky Dough, a fun dessert that kids can help to prepare, to the seasonal lineup and create excitement around a fresh baked meal."

The Jack-O-Lantern Pizza starts with Papa Murphy's fresh, scratch-made dough in the shape of a pumpkin and is topped with traditional red sauce, generous portions of 100 percent whole milk mozzarella cheese and a smiling jack-o-lantern face made with premium pepperoni and olives. The customer favorite is baked at 425 degrees and served fresh out of your oven in 12 – 18 minutes.

Papa Murphy's new Spooky Dough is the perfect dessert to get in the Halloween spirit as the orange chocolate chip cookie dough is frightfully fun to bake at home. Spooky Dough is sold in a one-pound container along with Jack-O-Lantern Pizza in a Scream of a Deal.

Never trick or treat on an empty stomach.

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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

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Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.