Papa Murphy's Sponsors Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Company to Celebrate National Pizza Party Day on May 15 With Exclusive Complimentary Tastings for All Event Attendees of Its New BBQ Pizzas

VANCOUVER, Wash. - May 5, 2015 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH), the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 38th annual Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest from May 14-16, 2015 at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tennessee. The company will also exclusively offer Memphis in May event attendees the opportunity to enjoy complimentary samples of its new BBQ pizzas in celebration of National Pizza Party Day, which takes place on Friday, May 15.

"We are honored to be the first take 'n' bake pizza company and only pizza chain in attendance at this year's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest," said Ken Calwell, president and chief executive officer of Papa Murphy's. "Memphis in May brings thousands of people together each year for their love of barbecue and great tasting food, and we are thrilled to be a special part of this international festival. The world's best barbecue fans and connoisseurs are invited to celebrate National Pizza Party Day with us and be the very first to try our new barbecue-inspired pizzas perfect for every summer grilling event."

The new BBQ pizzas are comprised of three fresh, pizza creations, including the Chicken, Angus Steak and Pork Sausage on a crispy-thin crust. The limited-time offering pizzas start with a thin crust, scratch-made dough, feature 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.

Like all Papa Murphy's options, the BBQ pizzas are completely customizable and customers can add additional toppings from the Create Your Own line in store. They are best enjoyed on the grill preheated at 375-400 degrees for approximately 20-30 minutes or in a 425 degree oven for 12-18 minutes. For complete pizza grilling instructions and to find a Memphis-area Papa Murphy's location nearest you including Germantown, Lakeland, Olive Branch and Collierville, please visit or connect through Facebook.

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 Find Papa Murphy's on Facebook at

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