VANCOUVER, Wash. - Sept. 30, 2014 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise, today announced the launch of its new Gourmet Delite® artisan thin crust pizza collection. Beginning today, consumers can indulge in a lighter, more refined pizza experience, which includes fresh, gourmet toppings and features the new Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and the new Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza available at all Papa Murphy's locations nationwide.
"Consumers today are looking for a fresher, lighter and more sophisticated pizza experience and we believe our new Gourmet Delite artisan thin crust pizza collection offers all of that without sacrificing flavor or taste," said Ken Calwell, CEO of Papa Murphy's. "Our innovative culinary team hand-picked new artisan ingredients such as Angus steak, roasted garlic and spicy fennel sausage then added specialty blends of cheese, zesty herbs and sauces to offer a great tasting and thin crust pizza that customers have been craving."
All of the pizzas in the new collection start with a foundation of an artisan thin crust and are perfectly topped with signature ingredients including Angus steak, spicy fennel sausage, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, Feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes.
The new Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza is topped with creamy garlic sauce, fresh, grated-in-store whole-milk mozzarella, Angus steak, roasted garlic, sliced mushrooms, green onions and aged parmesan. The new Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza is topped with creamy garlic sauce, whole-milk mozzarella, spicy fennel sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, fresh spinach and aged parmesan.
"Papa Murphy's Gourmet Delite line of artisan thin crust pizzas gives our guests an epicurean pizza experience right in their own home, letting them bake a lighter yet deliciously flavorful pizza right in their own oven, and at a great value," said Michael Miyahara, corporate chef and director of product development for Papa Murphy's. "It's the perfect choice for a date night at home or paired with a Signature or Fresh Pan pizza for the kids - either way Papa Murphy's has great choices for the entire family."
In addition to the new Angus Steak and Roasted Garlic Pizza and Spicy Fennel Sausage Pizza, the Gourmet Delite line of artisan thin crust pizzas include customer favorites such as the Chicken Bacon Artichoke topped with Creamy Garlic Sauce, Whole-milk Mozzarella, Grilled Chicken, Crispy Bacon, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, Spinach, Aged Parmesan and Zesty Herbs and Herb Chicken Mediterranean topped with Olive Oil, Chopped Garlic, Whole-milk Mozzarella, Herb-tossed Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Feta and Zesty Herbs. Each Gourmet Delite pizza has less than 250 calories per slice and 25 percent less fat than original crust pizzas. Available in a 14-inch large or 16-inch family size only at Papa Murphy's, Gourmet Delite pizzas offer lower fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. To view the entire menu, visit www.papamurphys.com/menu.
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 uncooked pizzas that customers 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 www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa Murphy's on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.
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