VANCOUVER, Wash. – March 29, 2011Papa Murphy’s International today announced the launch of the Combo Magnifico, the first pizza to debut from its Italia line. Starting with a new not-too-thin, not-too-thick crust, the Combo Magnifico bursts with flavor from its bold new zesty red sauce, large deli sliced pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses and zesty herbs. Other pizzas in the new Italia line are currently in test.

According to Papa Murphy’s Vice President of Product Development Carron Harris, the Combo Magnifico was designed to have well-balanced flavor. “We engineered the sauce to have a wow factor by stimulating different taste senses. The sharpness of the garlic hits your taste buds first, followed up by the depth and zestiness of the herbs. And it ends nicely with the sweetness of the tomato.”   

Like the chain’s other products, the Combo Magnifico is made fresh each day in Papa Murphy’s 1,250+ locations and follows the same at-home baking instructions. Price and participation varies nationwide.

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 1,250 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 a growing menu of take ‘n’ bake items, including Cheesy Bread, Cinnamon Wheels, and chocolate chip cookie dough. Papa Murphy’s was recently 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 Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at

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