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Papa Murphy's Makes it Easy to Love Being Thin

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's knows customers want to eat better in the New Year after a holiday season of overindulgence. Pizza is a delicious and satisfying choice and can still be part of a health-conscious diet, especially with Papa Murphy's crispy thin crust pizza option. For a delicious pizza that will keep you on the right track, customers just need to say the magic words "Make It Thin."

"Chef Michael Miyahara and our team of culinary innovators have created a thin crust that is low-calorie, flavorful and allows consumers the same freedom to choose from our range of fresh, high quality meats, veggies, and cheeses, to build the great tasting pizza they want with fewer calories. Creating a delicious thin crust sets us apart from the competition and we are pleased to be able to offer our customers this great tasting option," said Ken Calwell, CEO of Papa Murphy's. "When paired with our selection of sauces, 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella and fresh toppings, it allows endless possibilities in flavor, with fewer calories."

Papa Murphy's makes it easy for families to enjoy lighter options by choosing to "Make It Thin" and create their own lower calorie versions of their favorite scratch-made pizza. When a craving comes calling, you can also order your favorite recipes in the Signature and Gourmet Delite lines with less than 250 calories per slice and 25 percent less fat than original crust pizzas. Over 1,400 stores offer a variety of fresh cheeses, proteins including Angus steak and chicken and vegetables like spinach and zucchini that are sliced fresh in-store daily. Every pizza on the Papa Murphy's menu is completely customizable with a variety of fresh toppings, and ready to bake at home with the family.

"Our thin crust pizzas don't sacrifice flavor or texture and let you bake a delicious and light pizza at home in your own oven, bringing the thin crust restaurant experience into your kitchen," said Michael Miyahara, corporate chef and director of product development for Papa Murphy's. "It feels like a 'cheat' but it isn't when each indulgent slice is only 250 calories and has toppings like Angus Steak and roasted garlic or spicy fennel sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach and parmesan."

To view the entire menu, visit www.papamurphys.com/menu.

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.