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Papa Murphy’s Franchisees Receive National Award

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) is pleased to announce that husband and wife franchise team, Todd and Kelly Mulvahill, were named the Noble Cause Award winners in Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine’s 16th annual Most Valuable Performer (MVP) awards program. The industry-wide awards honor franchisee excellence, recognizing a select group of franchisees who have demonstrated outstanding performance in building their businesses, growing their brands, and serving their communities.

“We are extremely proud of the wonderful work that Todd and Kelly have done to help those in need and are thrilled they are being recognized nationally as this year’s MVP Noble Cause Award winners,” said Ken Calwell, president and chief executive officer of Papa Murphy’s International. “Their leadership and dedication to the Papa Murphy’s core value of Serving with Purpose, and their outstanding work with the Starlight Children’s Foundation and ongoing support for families in their local community is truly inspiring.”

Todd and Kelly Mulvahill have been Papa Murphy’s franchise owners for 10 years and currently operate 17 stores. They were awarded the MVP Noble Cause Award for their passionate, unwavering support for those in need through several community service initiatives in the Seattle-Tacoma area. They spearheaded fundraising efforts for local charities, including providing funding for mobile entertainment centers used to help children cope during chemotherapy treatments at a local hospitals and donating fresh pizza to camp programs for cancer patients, survivors and their families.

This year’s Multi-Unit Franchisee MVP Award winners were selected from 10 distinct categories of recognition: Noble Cause, Mega Growth, Influencer Husband & Wife Team, Innovation, American Dream, Spirit of Franchising, Veteran Entrepreneurship, Community Involvement Leadership, Single Brand Leadership, and Multi-Unit Brand Leadership. The Mulvahills will be presented with the Noble Cause Award at the 16th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference in Las Vegas, taking place April 26 - 29, 2016.

To find a Papa Murphy’s location nearest you and order fresh and customizable offerings online, please visit www.papamurphys.com. To connect with Papa Murphy’s through Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza or Twitter and Instagram at @PapaMurphys #LoveAt425.

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 more than 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. Order online today at www.papamurphys.com.

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Source:Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc.