Papa Murphy’s testing pizza flavors in BR

Papa Murphy’s, the nation’s largest take-n-bake pizza chain, announced Tuesday it will use the Baton Rouge area to test three new pizzas featuring toppings such as fennel, a naturally sweet-tasting herb, and goat cheese.

The new pizzas are part of the chain’s effort to tap growing demand for the products.

The three pizzas are:

According to restaurant market research firm Datassential, the ingredients in the new pizzas are increasingly used in U.S. restaurants. Since 2008, menus listing arugula salad are up 43 percent; fennel, 30 percent; and goat cheese, 21 percent.