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.
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.
Meanwhile, the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza pairs Pizza Hut’s classic cheese pizza with Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles.
The pizzas are available for a limited time at all traditional Pizza Hut locations nationwide for contactless delivery, carryout and curbside pickup, 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.
“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.”
This announcement comes as part of a broader collaboration between the two brands, and 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. These include partnerships with Yum China and Starbucks, a trial with McDonald’s and a collaboration with Yum! Brands-owned KFC.
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