VANCOUVER, Wash. – August 25, 2010 – Papa Murphy’s International announced today that it secured for the second year in a row a spot in Zagat’s Annual Fast Food Survey. America’s largest take ‘n’ bake pizza chain ranks second in the “Top Food” and fourth in the “Top Service” categories. No other large1 pizza chain was ranked in the top five in any category. Chains also ranked in these categories include In-N-Out Burger, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A.
“This survey shows that it’s product quality that consumers are seeking – it goes beyond just price,” said John Barr, chairman and CEO at Papa Murphy’s. “The Papa Murphy’s value equation is rooted in the freshest ingredients and, ultimately, an affordable, quality meal solution. These rankings further underscore the legacy Papa Murphy’s has established in other consumer-voted surveys over the past decade.”
Zagat’s survey covered 97 major fast food chains and 29 full service chains and were voted on by 6,518 ZAGAT.com diners. Full survey results for the quick-service restaurant category are available on www.ZAGAT.com/fastfood.
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About Papa Murphy’s
Papa Murphy’s is the fifth-largest pizza chain in the country and the pioneer and leader of the take ‘n’ bake pizza segment. Papa Murphy’s operates over 1,200 franchised and corporate-owned locations in 36 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 a growing menu of take ‘n’ bake items, including Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy’s has been voted “Best Pizza Chain in America” for seven consecutive years by consumers nationwide in the Restaurants and Institutions “Consumers’ Choice in Chains” survey and is a four-time recipient of Pizza Today’s Chain of the Year award. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.