Local business pumping out heart-shaped pizzas

If you're looking to melt someone's heart this Valentine's Day, a local business is pumping out hundreds of heart-shaped pizzas Thursday.

The owner of Papa Murphy's in Granger says the store will go through literally a ton of cheese over the Valentine's Day holiday.

The take and bake pizza franchise uses 60 pieces of pepperoni on its heart-shaped pizzas and will have many pre-made to accommodate the anticipated rush.

"We got here at 5 o'clock this morning, started making dough fresh, getting it all sheeted and getting it all prepared 'cuz right when we open at 11 o'clock we'll have a line out the door," said Mark Liddell, owner of Papa Murphy's in Granger.

The store says it normally sells 90 to 100 pizzas on Thursdays, but they expect to sell 700 to 800 on Valentine's Day.

"it's a lot of parents who want something quick and easy for the babysitter or for families--today is a school day so they don't want to go out and have the kids stay out late on a school night," said Jennifer Liddell, co-owner of the store.

The store is running a Valentine's Day special of $7 for a pepperoni or cheese heart-shaped pizza and $9 for a smores pizza.

*Many national and local restaurants also are offering freebies or discounts for Valentine's Day.

1. Ben & Jerry's: $3 off Valentine's Day Cake.
2. Boston Market: Free Individual Dessert with Entree.
3. Chili's: Free Dessert with Entree.
4. Denny's: Free cup of coffee.
5. Fazoli's: If you get engaged at a Fazoli's restaurant, you'll not only get
a partner for life, you'll both receive free spaghetti for a year.
6. Fleming's: Free $25 Dining Card towards future rendezvous.
7. Krispy Kreme: Purchase one dozen Valentine's Doughnuts and receive 12
Valentine's Cards good for one free doughnut of your choice.
8. Marble Slab Creamery: Get a $2 discount on a Heart Ice Cream Cake or
6-pack of Heart Ice Cream Cupcakes with eCoupon.
9. Qdoba Mexican Grill: Free entree with kiss.
10. Quiznos: Free cookie with sub.
11. Starbucks: Buy one featured drink (Vanilla Spice Latte, Caffe Mocha or Hot
Chocolate) and share one free.

Valentine's Day Flowers also can be ordered online even on Valentine's Day.

1. FTD: 10% off Flowers
2. Teleflora: 20% off Valentine's Day bouquet.
3. Proflowers: 15% off Valentine's Day Flowers and Gifts.

*Source: eCoupons.com, ValentinesDayFreebies.net.

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