5 Ways to Enjoy the Holiday at Home From Papa Murphy's

World's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise shares tips for a relaxing and fun holiday season

VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the start of a New Year just around the corner, Papa Murphy's is encouraging guests to spend less time on the hassle of the holidays and more time at home enjoying family, friends and food people love. Today, the Company unveiled its list of ways to enjoy a more relaxing holiday. Including at-home ideas and suggestions for incorporating Papa Murphy's take 'n' bake pizzas into dining plans between now and New Year's Eve.

"We're excited to share our easiest inspirations with busy moms, time-strapped party planners and last-minute shoppers," said Papa Murphy's CEO and President Ken Caldwell. "We want to make life easier for people looking to serve up fresh, guiltless meal options for their families over the next few weeks."

1. Take off your shoes and actually put your feet up.

After countless hours spent prepping and cleaning, there is often no time (or energy) left for whipping up a home-cooked meal. Your family can still enjoy a meal that is fresh, flavorful and hot out of the oven without all the work—with so many ingredients, crusts and sauces to choose from, Papa Murphy's is the way to please everyone at your table.

2. Start your resolutions now.

Start eating healthier now with a sophisticated dinner option that is thinner, lighter and packed with flavor. Enjoy Papa Murphy's new Gourmet Delite Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza or Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza with less than 250 calories and 25 percent less fat per slice.

3. WOW guests with a party trick.

For an appetizer that will impress, top Papa Murphy's famous Cheesy Bread with spinach, artichoke or your choice of toppings for an elegant and delicious twist.

4. Involve your kids!

Keep the kids busy and let them play chef alongside you and create their own pizza (that can also be served as an appetizer) with Papa Murphy's Mini Murph Cheese or Mini Murph Pepperoni kits.

5. Good luck and prosperity.

It's been said that eating certain foods on New Year's Eve will bring luck throughout the coming year. For example, adding greens to your meal is said to bring wealth all year long and enjoy circular foods to signify coming 'full circle.' Create your personalized lucky pizza with Papa Murphy's C.Y.O. (customize your own) with green peppers, spinach and zucchini.

For more information on Papa Murphy's or to find a location nearest you, visit www.papamurphys.com or connect through Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.

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 www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa Murphy's on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jessica Liddell, ICR Jessica.Liddell@icrinc.com 203-682-8200

Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.