Just in Time for Summer -- Papa Murphy's Introduces New BBQ Pizza Trio

VANCOUVER, Wash., May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH), the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is pleased to announce a new trio of fresh, BBQ pizzas available now through August 3, 2015. The limited-time offering pizzas start with thin crust, scratch-made dough, featuring sweet and smoky KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce and are topped with generous portions of 100 percent whole-milk mozzarella cheese grated in-store daily with customers' choice of chicken, steak or pork sausage.

At Papa Murphy's we're celebrating the flavors of summer with our new BBQ trio featuring Angus Steak, Chicken and Pork Sausage. "We can't think of a better way to celebrate the season than bringing bold barbecue flavors from your oven or grill directly to the dinner table," said Ken Calwell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Papa Murphy's. "We understand that creating great barbecue flavor is an art requiring hours of preparation and we wanted to create convenient fresh-made ready to bake BBQ pizzas families can bake or grill in less than 20 minutes. Our new BBQ pizzas deliver great barbecue flavor through our fresh made daily dough, fresh grated cheese and quality topping ingredients at an affordable price."

This summer, Papa Murphy's encourages pizza fans to take 'n' bake outside, cooking the new BBQ pizzas on the grill for a fresh take on traditional backyard barbeque. The BBQ pizzas are a convenient and fun dinnertime option that the whole family will enjoy. Like all Papa Murphy's pizza options, the BBQ pizzas are completely customizable and customers can add additional toppings from the Create Your Own line in store.

Calwell continued, "We were excited to be the first take 'n' bake pizza company and only pizza chain in attendance at the annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest last week, which is where we exclusively unveiled our new BBQ pizzas to thousands of hungry barbecue fans and connoisseurs. The response was overwhelming and we are eager to continue sharing our new BBQ pizzas with the rest of the nation today."

To enjoy the great taste of Papa Murphy's new BBQ pizzas, Papa Murphy's Corporate Chef Michael Miyahara suggests pre-heating the backyard grill to 375-400 degrees and grilling for approximately 20-30 minutes. For an indoor option, he recommends baking to perfection in a 425 degree oven for 12-18 minutes.

For complete pizza grilling instructions or to find a location nearest you, please visit www.papamurphys.com or connect through Facebook for your chance to win a $25,000 Backyard Makeover.

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 fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to 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.

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Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.