Pizza Hut to Bring Plant-Based Meat Pizzas National

    Industry News | November 10, 2020
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    It's a first-in the-category national launch.

    Pizza Hut is no stranger to innovation. From creating iconic pizzas like the Original Pan Pizza and Original Stuffed Crust—the brand is known for changing the pizza game again and again. Now, Pizza Hut—in partnership with plant-based leader Beyond Meat—is the first national pizza company to bring a plant-based meat pizza to the masses with the nationwide launch of new Beyond Pan Pizzas, the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and the Great Beyond Pizza.

    This first-in the-category national launch makes plant-based meat pizzas more widely available to pizza lovers everywhere, giving consumers more choices and even more reasons to love Pizza Hut.

    Packed with the bold flavor and savory satisfaction you'd expect in traditional Italian sausage, the plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage is one you'll have to taste to believe. The authentic, mouthwatering taste comes from the high-quality ingredients used, including a mix 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, giving fans even more ways to enjoy their Pizza Hut favorites, no sacrifice required.

    The new Beyond Pan Pizzas include:

    Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza: Pizza Hut's classic cheese pizza topped with plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles that feature an authentic blend of Italian seasonings, bringing a taste that's Beyond Belief.

    The Great Beyond Pizza: A specialty pizza crafted with fresh veggie toppings that include tomatoes, sliced red onions and tangy banana peppers, served up on Pizza Hut's classic Original Pan crust paired perfectly alongside the savory Beyond Italian Sausage.

    "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," says 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."

    "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," adds Ethan Brown, CEO & founder, Beyond Meat.

    For a taste that's Beyond Belief, Beyond Italian Sausage topping is available as a one-topping option as well as on The Great Beyond recipe pizza, served up on Pizza Hut's classic Original Pan crust baked to golden-brown perfection that's crispy and crunchy on the outside, yet soft and buttery on the inside. Both options are also available on Original Stuffed Crust (includes upcharge), Hand-Tossed and Thin 'N Crispy crusts. Additional toppings can be added to each pizza for an upcharge, prices vary by location.

    The Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and Great Beyond Pizza are available for a limited time while supplies last at all traditional Pizza Hut locations nationwide for contactless delivery, carryout and curbside pickup and at select participating Pizza Hut Express locations.

    This announcement comes as part of a broader collaboration between the two brands that is anchored in delivering mouthwatering, nutritious and sustainable cutting-edge innovations to pizza lovers in the U.S. and beyond. Starting today, fans in the UK will also be able to enjoy Beyond Meat pizzas at select Pizza Hut locations throughout London as part of a limited-time offering.

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