Take 'n' bake pizza giant ranks third among all large fast food restaurants
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 7, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- The revolutionary Papa Murphy's Pizza has landed on top of yet another best-in-class survey. According to Zagat's 2011 National Chain Restaurants Survey, based on 6,064 respondents, Papa Murphy's is the highest-scoring large(1) pizza chain for the second year in a row. Outside of the pizza segment, Papa Murphy's received the third highest marks among all large fast food chains for Service, Food, and Overall, behind Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger.
"Our first customers 30 years ago continue to be some of our biggest fans today because we offer a meal solution unlike any other brand," said John Barr, Chairman and CEO at Papa Murphy's. "High food quality, variety, service, and value have kept them coming back year-after-year. We're thrilled to see the love for our brand shine through surveys like Zagat's."
Zagat's survey covered 103 major fast food chains. Full survey results for the quick-service restaurant category are available at www.zagat.com/fastfood.
Papa Murphy's is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country and a revolutionary of the take 'n' bake pizza segment. Papa Murphy's operates over 1,250 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 37 states and Canada. The Vancouver, Wash.-based company offers custom-made pizzas featuring high-quality, fresh toppings generously layered on pizza dough that is made fresh each morning in each store. By baking Papa Murphy's pizzas at home, customers get to experience the home-baked aroma of a convenient, delicious meal that the brand is known for. In addition to handmade pizzas, the company offers other take 'n' bake items such as Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy's was voted "#1 Rated Pizza Chain" by participants in Zagat Survey's 2010 Fast Food Survey and is a four-time recipient of Pizza Today's Chain of the Year award. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com or go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.
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(1) Establishments with less than 5,000 U.S. locations
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