Papa Murphy’s Take N’ Bake Pizza #PapaMurphysMom

I had the fortunate opportunity to join some local mom bloggers for a "behind-the-counter" tour of Winston-Salem's Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza franchise last week. Before last week, I'd never heard of Papa Murphy's. No, I'm not a mom, but I'm a blogger, and they let me tag along!

Here's the deal: You go in, pick your crust (thin, regular, pan or stuffed), your sauce (there are over 8 to choose from), your toppings (all fresh) and watch them build your pizza. You pay & you take it home to bake. It's pretty amazing.

I always make my own pizza, crust and all (unless it's the chain that shall remain nameless) and I am a big supporter of local, independent restaurants. But let me tell you--franchisees of chain restaurants in your city are locals too. They depend on local dollars to come in and support them. This thought is driven home further when you meet the owners behind the restaurants.

Meet Gordon.

Gordon explaining the dough making process
Gordon Butler is the man in charge at the Winston-Salem Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza. He is one of the most kind, passionate people I've ever met. He cares about the ingredients, the techniques and his employees.

He even takes care to dry out the onions and mushrooms (which are chopped in-store) to make sure your pizza isn't soggy once it bakes.

The biggest mixer I've ever seen. It stands at 5 feet tall. Really.
So I've told you to support a local franchise, how passionate the owner is and how it all works, but how much does it cost??

You can buy a Mini Murph Take 'N' Bake for only $3. THREE. DOLLARS. Your little boy or girl can make his or her own pizza and they (or you, Master of Nutrition AKA mom) get to choose the toppings.
Did I mention it's $3??
You can buy a ball of dough for $2 and knead it yourself. Or pizza dough already sheeted out on a pizza pan for $3.

A large thin crust one topping pizza is only $8. For $2 extra, you can make it a family size.
The most popular is the Herb Chicken Mediterreanean delite ($11)
Olive oil, garlic, herbed chicken, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, zesty herbs

I *really* wanted half taco pizza and half hamburger pizza...

YOU CAN EVEN GET HALF AND HALF! Or thirds! Or quarters! Whatever you want to do, you can make it happen on your pizza!

There are even stuffed pizzas, dessert pizzas, breadsticks, cinnamon sticks, and signature pan pizzas all for less than $15. And with every pizza, you get a $2 off coupon (if comes on the baking instructions)
AND TUESDAYS: All pizzas are ONLY $10! No matter the size, no matter the toppings (no coupons though)

I got Papa's favorite with red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives and I froze it to see how it would taste the next day.
That's right! You can freeze it!
And the results?
Crispy, crunchy crust with melty cheese and fresh toppings

Okay, one more time for the cheap seats.
I am absolutely sure I'll be visiting Papa Murphy's in the future. Not only are the ingredients fresh, the pizza is excellent, I can get the most bang for my buck and I can support a local business with local dollars!

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Nikki Miller-Ka

Nikki Miller-Ka

Ms. Miller-Ka is a classically trained chef with a BA in English from East Carolina University and a Culinary Arts Associate Degree from Le Cordon Bleu-Miami.

Formerly, she’s worked as a researcher, an editorial assistant, reporter and guest blogger for various publications and outlets in the Southeast. She has also worked as a catering chef, a pastry chef, a butcher, a baker, and a biscuit-maker. Presently, she is a food editor, freelance food writer, and a tour guide for Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours.

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  1. Mom - Master of Nutrition. Love it. So glad you got to go and I hate that I missed it :( But I am proud to be a Papa Murphy's Mom and we love, love their pizza. Did you try the S'mores pizza??

  2. I'm glad you liked that part, Kristen. Ha! I hate that you missed it too. I am in love with Papa Murphy's pizza now too. Thank you for putting it on my radar. No, I didn't try the s'mores pizza. I can't handle things that are too sweet and it looked like a sugar topped sugar pizza with chocolate coated sugar next to sugar glazed sugar babies. Nope. Couldn't do it LOL


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