Papa Murphy's Announces Return of Frightfully Fun Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and Spooky Dough Just in Time for Halloween

Take 'n' Bake Pizza Franchise Celebrates National Pizza Month With the Return of Popular Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and Spooky Dough, at Participating Stores

Papa Murphy's Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

Company Advises Families to Never Trick-Or-Treat on an Empty Stomach

VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take and bake pizza franchise, is kicking off Halloween with the return of its one-of-a-kind Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and frightfully delicious Spooky Dough. The company has expanded its Halloween menu lineup with this limited-time offer to ensure families never trick-or treat on an empty stomach. The Jack-O-Lantern pizza will be available at Papa Murphy's locations nationwide and the Spooky Dough will be available at participating stores from October 20 through October 31.

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"Celebrating Halloween with a Papa Murphy's Jack-O Pizza has become a family tradition that gets everyone in the spirit and is the perfect start to a night of trick-or-treating," said Ken Calwell, president and chief executive officer of Papa Murphy's. "We are thrilled to bring back this fan favorite pizza and our famous seasonal cookie dough as we aim to provide fun meals the whole family loves."

The annual Jack-O-Lantern Pizza starts with Papa Murphy's fresh, scratch-made, pumpkin-shaped dough and is topped with traditional red sauce, generous portions of 100 percent whole-milk Mozzarella cheese and as always, a smiling jack-o-lantern face made with premium pepperoni and olives.

Papa Murphy's specialty Spooky Dough is chocolate chip cookie dough inspired by the Halloween spirit with its bright orange color, reminiscent of a pumpkin. The dough is sold in a one-pound container and is the perfect dessert to bake at home and enjoy with the entire family.

In conjunction with Halloween, Papa Murphy's encourages pizza fans to pick up a Jack-O-Lantern Pizza to celebrate National Pizza Month, which takes place throughout the month of October.

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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 fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to bake at home. The company was founded in 1981 and currently operates nearly 1,500 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.

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