Beyond Meat® continues to snap up foodservice partners, this time in the form of Pizza Hut. Bringing plant-based pizza to consumers, the two companies are launching Beyond Pan Pizzas, in the form of Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and the Great Beyond Pizza.
"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. We're thrilled to be on this journey with Pizza Hut that enables us to further increase access to better-for-you plant-based meat as we continue to expand our partnership with Yum! Brands," said Ethan Brown, CEO and Founder, Beyond Meat.
This announcement comes as part of a broader collaboration between the two brands, a press release noted, that is anchored in delivering mouthwatering and sustainable cutting-edge innovations to pizza lovers in the U.S. and beyond.
This category first national launch utilizes Beyond Meat’s Beyond Italian Sausage™, which delivers an authentic taste from a combination of classic Italian herbs and spices like garlic, onion, paprika, and fennel seeds. The Beyond Pan Pizzas were co-created by the Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut culinary teams to deliver the signature taste of Pizza Hut's Italian pork sausage but in a plant-based option.
"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, Pizza Hut. "The Beyond Italian Sausage is rich, juicy, and has the signature Pizza Hut flavors—pizza lovers everywhere are going to love it."
The Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and Great Beyond Pizza are available for a limited time while supplies last.
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