US – American restaurant chain and international franchise, Pizza Hut has partnered with Beyond Meat to add a sausage alternative from the plant-based meat giant to its menus nationwide in the US.
The restaurant chain’s new Beyond Pan Pizzas were co-created by culinary teams at Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut to deliver the taste of Pizza Hut’s Italian pork sausage in a meat-free option.
According to a statement from Pizza Hut, the Great Beyond Pizza combines fresh veggie toppings with Beyond Italian Sausage, a plant-based meat alternative seasoned with Italian herbs and spices like garlic, paprika and fennel seeds.
The Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza also pairs Pizza Hut’s classic cheese pizza with Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles.
Following the launch. the pizzas will be available for a limited time at all traditional Pizza Hut locations nationwide as well as at select Pizza Hut Express locations.
“I’d challenge anyone to go try the new Beyond Pan Pizza and tell the difference. I shared it with friends and family, and they couldn’t,” said David Graves, chief brand officer at Pizza Hut.
“The Beyond Italian Sausage is rich, juicy and has the signature Pizza Hut flavours—pizza lovers everywhere are going to love it.”
Ethan Brown, CEO and founder of Beyond Meat, added: “Our partnership with Pizza Hut is a category first and together we will continue to raise the bar on game-changing product innovations as we introduce the delicious taste of Beyond Meat products to pizza fans nationwide.”
Ethan further noted that the partnership with Pizza Hut enables Beyond Meat to further increase access to better-for-you plant-based meat even as it continues to expand our partnership with Yum! Brands.
Beyond Meat’s partnership with Pizza Hut comes as part of a broader collaboration between the two brands.
Beyond Meat pizzas are currently available at select London Pizza Huts in a limited-time offering.
The partnership with Pizza Hut is the latest in a string of foodservice deals for Beyond Meat which include partnerships with Yum China and Starbucks, a trial with McDonald’s and a collaboration with Yum! Brands-owned KFC.
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