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Papa Murphy's Awarded Technomic's 2015 Consumers' Choice Award

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's, the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is pleased to announce the company has been named a Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Award winner for 2015 and awarded the quick serve concept most likely to be recommended by consumers. This award demonstrates Papa Murphy's high quality and superior performance among its peers. The findings were compiled from data by Technomic's Consumer Brand Metrics (CBM) program, which surveys 85,000 consumers annually, rating more than 120 leading restaurant chains on over 60 different attributes. The attributes capture the consumer experience from every perspective, from the quality of the food to the overall brand reputation.

"For the team here at Papa Murphy's, there is no greater reward than being recognized by customers as a brand they not only enjoy themselves but are so passionate about that they recommend it to families and friends," said Ken Calwell, president and chief executive officer of Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. "Our core purpose is to bring families together through food people love with a goal of creating fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. We are thrilled to know, through awards like this, that we are creating real value for Moms and Dads and their families."

Technomic Consumer Brand Metrics is a brand performance study that is run on an ongoing basis. This year's data is analyzed from four quarters, fourth-quarter 2013 through third-quarter 2014 and winners are based on top-box ratings, or a rating 5 on a 5-point scale. The Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards will be presented to Papa Murphy's at the Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference on January 14, 2015, in Newport Beach, California.

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

Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.