Though convenient, pizza stored in a freezer often loses its taste or is devoured by the polar bear on a nearby Klondike-bar wrapper. Enjoy the fruits of freshly made pies with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get a take-and-bake pizza meal at Papa Murphy’s Pizza, valid at locations on Pearl Drive, South Green River Road, North First Avenue, and Davis Lant Drive (a $13 total value). This meal includes:
- One large pepperoni pizza (a $9 value)
- One cheesy bread (a $4 value)<p>
The dough disk artisans at Papa Murphy’s Pizza concoct a menu of freshly prepared pies to be baked in customers’ own ovens, earning the eatery the number one slot in a 2011 Zagat survey of large-chain pizzerias. Mozzarella and traditional red-sauce commuters fight to find a seat on the pepperoni pizza, crowded with premium disks of spicy meat that won’t get off their cell phones. Chefs hand-craft the dough for each slice of cheesy bread daily, and top them with cheddar, provolone, and an herb garlic spread whose full flavor potential is unlocked when dipped in a side portion of marinara. After picking up pies, at-home gourmands can conjure a piping hot meal on a whim with the help of a conventional oven, an outdoor grill, or a Michelin-rated electric blanket.