Papa Murphy’s (Irving, TX)

Papa Murphy’s is a huge chain of take-and-bake pizzas. My folks and I used to order pizzas from there fairly regularly as they were affordable, big pies and they tasted pretty good.

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The prices have gone up in recent years, but for people who follow them on social media, they’ve had quite a few instances recently where they’ve offered 50% off your order if you use a promo code – if you tell me food is 50% off, I’m automatically interested in buying some.

So I’ve been ordering a few times at Papa Murphy’s, which makes remarkably calorie-dense stuffed pizzas (pictured), which have the crust topped with a pizza, then another crust, and a few more toppings on top. One-sixteenth of a family sized pizza is considered a serving size and provides 450 calories. So you can either eat a whole pizza for a mere 7200 calories or you can get a couple at a time and have dinner taken care of for a family for a few days. We chose the latter.

The Irving store has been really empty every time I go – the last time, the worker was in the back and my pizzas were the only ones waiting. Now, I go at slightly off-times so I don’t have to deal with traffic on Belt Line, but I’m always worried about businesses that aren’t even all that busy when they’re selling food at 50% off. The place was clean, the people were nice…it was just empty, a far cry from the popular place of my youth. So if you see a 50% off deal online, USE IT. I need those gigantic, inexpensive, tasty pizzas in my life.