This October, Toppers Pizza, a delivery & carry out restaurant chain with more than 65 locations throughout the Midwest, VA & TX, will launch new vegan menu items featuring plant-based, dairy-free cheese from pioneering plant-based brand Follow Your Heart. Customers will be able to “veganize” any signature pizza or Topperstix with Follow Your Heart’s Dairy-Free Mozzarella Shreds, as well as enjoy the brand’s High Omega Vegan Ranch Dressing as a dipping sauce
Toppers partnered with Milwaukee-based vegan chef Melanie Manuel to develop its vegan menu who chose Follow Your Heart products as key ingredients on the chain’s menu. Already a key player in the plant-based cheese space, Southern California-based Follow Your Heart was thrilled to be a part of this progressive menu with a restaurant that takes its cheese seriously (for its non-vegan pizzas, Toppers prides itself on using only 100% real Wisconsin Cheese).
“One of our goals is to align with restaurants like Toppers who are looking to add plant-based options to their menu,” says Katie Franklin, Vice President of Product & Marketing at Follow Your Heart. “Our partnership with Toppers will help introduce our products and bring more options to long-time vegans and those who are new to plant-based eating.”
The three vegan pizzas topped with Follow Your Heart products include Vegan Buffalo Chicken-less Topper, Vegan Korean BBQ Chicken-less Topper and Vegan Tuscano Topper. Follow Your Heart’s Dairy-Free Mozzarella Shreds have real cheese taste, melt and texture and are non-GMO and soy free. Its High Omega Vegan Ranch is creamy and tangy yet entirely dairy-free, egg-free, non-GMO and vegan, plus is made with omega-3 fatty acid-rich hemp and flaxseed oils.