October 09, 2012 // Franchising.com // VANCOUVER, Wash. – Papa Murphy’s Pizza is the “#1 Rated Pizza Chain” for the third consecutive year, according to more than 10,500 respondents in Zagat’s 2012 Fast-Food Survey of 274 national restaurant chains. Not only was Papa Murphy’s successful in besting its pizza competitors, but among all large fast food chains (up to 5,000 U.S. locations), the chain moved from third to second in the categories of Top Service and Top Food. Papa Murphy’s out-ranked such leading restaurant brands as Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread and Chipotle.
“Zagat’s findings reflect how much our customers rely on us for a fresh, delicious, high-quality, great-value meal and our franchise owners’ and team members’ consistent ability to deliver on that promise,” said Ken Calwell, Papa Murphy’s CEO. “Winning the ‘#1 Rated Pizza Chain’ title for a third straight year is truly an honor and motivates us to continue coming up with new ways to serve our customers and communities even better in the years to come.”
For more information, visit the Zagat blog: http://blog.zagat.com/2012/09/2012-fast-food-survey-results-are-live.html
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 1,300 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, 2011 & 2012 Fast Food Surveys 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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