Founded in 1995, Papa Murphy's International is a privately held corporation that operates more than 1,100 restaurants in over 31 U.S. states and Canada. It is one of the world s largest chains that specializes in custom-made pizzas with several toppings, such as cheese, pepperoni, ground beef Canadian bacon and Italian sausage. The chain s restaurants also serve a selection of take 'n' bake menu items that include lasagna, salads, desserts and calzones. Its restaurants trademark dishes include the PAPA'S FAVORITE, Cheese deLITE and BIG MURPHY STUFFED PIZZA. Papa Murphy's International provides franchising opportunities and gift certificates of various denominations. In addition, it operates an online club that provides information on special packages. Through a partnership with Feeding America, the chain supports various fundraising events. It offers online entertainment activities that include quizzes and word games for children. Papa Murphy's International has been recognized as one of the best pizza chains in the United States by the Restaurants and Institutions magazine.