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Disclosure: Compensation provided. However, all opinions expressed are mine.

I received a behind the scenes tour at a local Bellevue Papa Murphy’s restaurant with another blogger, Robyn, from Coolestmommy’s Coolest Thoughts and was very impressed with the quality and prices.

Papa Murphy’s uses many fresh ingredients for their pizzas. They chop bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes daily. They even grate their own fresh cheese which makes for a very tasty pizza. Their dough is made in-house daily and is carefully measured and set in the coolers to raise for the best quality. They do carry gluten-free pizza crusts that are made in another facility that is an option for families with gluten intolerances.

My personal favorite pizza is the thin-crust herb chicken Mediterranean, which is what I chose to make during the tour. All the ingredients are carefully measured, so every pizza is guaranteed to have the same quality every time. I did learn that thin-crust pizzas will cook better on a lower rack of your oven, and traditional crust cooks best in the middle of the oven. You can also cook your pizza outside on a grill during the hot summer months. If you haven’t cooked a pizza on a grill yet, I highly recommend trying it, the taste is amazing.

papa murphys tour

The local Omaha area Papa Murphy’s stores offer a $5 FAVE pizza every day of the week! The FAVE pizzas are large 1-topping pepperoni, cheese or sausage and there are usually several already pre-made, so you can just stop in, grab a few pizzas and go. It’s great to know there are reasonably priced pizza options to feed a hungry family on a cook’s night off.

If you are looking for a fun experience for kids, check out their Mini Murph’s pizzas for only $4.00. The kit includes crust, sauce, cheese and pepperoni that you take home and let the kids make themselves. My kids made fun designs with their pepperoni and loved the process of making their very own pizza!

If you love deals like I do, join their text club (Text ‘FRESH’ to 90421). When you sign up for the text club, you will get a mobile coupon for a FREE Faves pizza with regular pizza purchase. Note: This coupon is good ONLY on the day you sign up via text. I love the text club, because they send a few texts a month when they have special promotions and deals.

Papa Murphy’s stores have lucrative fundraiser options for your group. They provide discount cards for Papa Murphy’s pizza and food that your organization can sell at a cost you find most suitable and raise lots of money for your group.

They can also accomodate group tours for your Scout, church or other kid’s activity group. Just call your local store for more information on fundraising and tours.

Check out CoolestMommy’s Coolest Thoughts for her behind-the-scenes tour of Papa Murphy’s.

papa murphys giveaway

One lucky local reader will win a Papa Murphy’s Meal Deal – 1 family size pizza, 1 side item and a 2 liter of soda redeemable at any of these 10 locations:

1702 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA
1751 Madison Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA
5104 L St, Omaha, NE
15330 Weir St, Omaha, NE
2701 N 156th St, Omaha, NE
701 Galvin Road, Bellevue, NE
2903 Samson Way, Bellevue, NE
1740 Bell St, Fremont, NE
206 Wilmar Ave, Grand Island, NE
30 W 42nd St, Kearney, NE

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. NOTE: You must be able to pick up the Papa Murphy’s Meal Deal at above locations if you win. Good luck!

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  • Kim Coe September 23, 2014, 2:02 pm

    Our whole family loves their bacon cheeseburger pizza!

    • Nicole September 23, 2014, 2:11 pm

      That sounds delicious! Never tried that one, but I bet my family would love it!

  • Erica M September 23, 2014, 2:06 pm

    My family & I love Papa Murphys

  • Kim Glenn September 23, 2014, 2:06 pm

    We love pizza!

  • Ann Mc September 23, 2014, 2:07 pm

    I love pizza!!

  • LEAH WILLIAMS September 23, 2014, 2:09 pm

    I love the take and bake idea. We have only done it once but it is a great idea.

  • Liz mayfield September 23, 2014, 2:12 pm

    We love pizza. Every Halloween we get papa Murphy’s

  • Torie September 23, 2014, 2:14 pm

    Thanks for all the info!

  • Amy Smith September 23, 2014, 2:15 pm

    I love the Cowboy or Murphy’s Combo.
    We eat Papa Murphy’s at least once a week.

  • Torie September 23, 2014, 2:16 pm

    Oh, and I’m a pepperoni & pineapple kind of girl!

  • Jene Earnest September 23, 2014, 2:20 pm

    I had no idea about the $5 FAVES. We fo to that other $5 place but prefer Papa M’s. I am Sooooo not going to do that anymore!

    Yay for Papa Murphy’s. We are definitely a Supreme pizza family.

  • Caroline M September 23, 2014, 2:28 pm

    Definitely gotta love the Cowboy!!

  • Amy September 23, 2014, 2:30 pm

    Yum! WE love Papa Murphys!!!!

  • Maxine N September 23, 2014, 2:31 pm

    We love Papa Murphy’s! What a nice treat this would be. Our favorite is the vegetarian.

  • Pat September 23, 2014, 2:35 pm

    We love pizza night!

  • Kristen September 23, 2014, 2:42 pm

    Have not tried Papa Murphy’s. Would be a great family dinner

  • Brandee White September 23, 2014, 2:45 pm

    We love pizza!

  • Brooke September 23, 2014, 2:46 pm

    We LOVE pizza!!

  • Kizzie Wilson September 23, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Pizza party time!!

  • kat r September 23, 2014, 2:51 pm

    Yummy pizza!!

  • Marcy Irwin September 23, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Pizza is yummy

  • Tara September 23, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Sounds delish

  • jade prusia September 23, 2014, 2:58 pm

    We love papa Murphys!!!

  • Nichole September 23, 2014, 3:00 pm

    I love the take and bake idea!

  • Jill September 23, 2014, 3:04 pm

    Cheese pizza!

  • Brianne DeSantiago September 23, 2014, 3:12 pm

    Love their pizza!

  • Jeanne Derr September 23, 2014, 4:23 pm

    Love the Hawaiian!

  • Karen Basye September 23, 2014, 4:38 pm

    Pepperoni 🙂

  • Dorie Piskorski September 23, 2014, 4:51 pm

    If they have it, I’d like to try their white pizza.

    • Nicole September 23, 2014, 5:57 pm

      They do! I tried the pink sauce on my pizza I made. It’s the white and red mixed together. Yum!

  • Michelle September 23, 2014, 5:05 pm

    How fun to go behind the scenes! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  • Dawn September 23, 2014, 5:57 pm

    I’ve only had their pepperoni, but I would love to try something else!

  • Sheila Gramm September 23, 2014, 5:58 pm

    Papa Murphys has been a favorite for years!

  • Shantel September 23, 2014, 6:00 pm

    We love their pizza but I always forget to go there.

  • tiffany coler September 23, 2014, 6:16 pm

    I love pizza!

  • Betty Evans Falknor September 23, 2014, 6:46 pm

    Love their pizza! Always have.

  • Barbara Odell September 23, 2014, 2:08 pm

    Enter me for the Papa Murphy Meal Deal, my grandkids would love it!

  • Autumn September 23, 2014, 7:14 pm

    We love Papa Murphy’s! I’ve been told we need to try a Stuffed pizza.

  • Tami Haglund September 23, 2014, 7:27 pm

    we love the thin garlic chicken pizza!

  • Marcia September 23, 2014, 7:50 pm

    I love their stuffed pizzas!

  • Laurel September 23, 2014, 8:52 pm

    I would love to try the chicken garlic pizza! I’m branching out from the traditional pepperoni!

  • Abigail September 23, 2014, 8:55 pm

    We heart these pizzas! Grilling pizza is good anytime of the year!

    • Nicole September 25, 2014, 1:59 pm

      I agree. It gives pizza an amazing flavor and crispy crust. I love grilling them too!

  • Nadine Fontaine September 23, 2014, 9:39 pm

    I would like to try their bacon cheeseburger pizza

  • Cynthia Cover September 23, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Definitely the Hawaiian. Sorry I missed this tour 🙁

    • Nicole September 23, 2014, 5:57 pm

      We missed you Cynthia.

  • Suzanne September 24, 2014, 12:17 am

    We have always had good luck with their pizzas! I agree they are tasty and fresh.

  • Ali Whitfield September 24, 2014, 4:47 am

    Love papa murphy’s it was our go to growing up during softball season!!! Also nicole I love your blog and all the advice and tips you give keep up the great work…You Rock!!!

    • Nicole September 25, 2014, 1:58 pm

      Thank you Ali! 🙂

  • Cinda September 24, 2014, 3:34 pm


  • Mardra September 25, 2014, 5:03 am

    I have a 24 year old son at home – can you say Remorseless Eating Machine? Yeah. There’s that.

    • Nicole September 25, 2014, 1:57 pm

      That’s funny Mardra! He would be a happy camper if mom won him some pizza. 🙂

  • Kristi September 25, 2014, 2:29 pm

    Would love to win this!

  • Cindy September 25, 2014, 4:05 pm

    We love Papa Murphy’s and we have set the kids up with their pizza kits when we get a sitter and they really enjoy it!

  • Renee Mittermeier September 26, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Love their pizzas… especially the stuffed ones.

  • sarah September 28, 2014, 12:50 am

    like hamburger


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