One of the country’s biggest pizza chains is adding another kind of pepperoni to its menu: plant-based pepperoni. The new topping is being tested across a few locations before conceivably being presented from one side of the country to the other.
Pizza Hut declared that it has rejoined with Beyond Meat to add Beyond Pepperoni to its menus. In a press release, the pizza chain stated that it will be appearing as a plant-based topping in 70 locations across five U.S. markets.
Pizza Hut’s Chief Brand Officer Georgeanne Erickson said, “Pizza Hut’s new Beyond Pepperoni Pizza delivers the same iconic taste as our original pepperoni that fans know and love. With this new plant-based option, we’re giving customers more choices and more reasons to love Pizza Hut.”
“We know there is strong consumer demand for pepperoni, and we’re thrilled to unveil a game-changing plant-based pepperoni topping as the next chapter in our innovation-focused partnership with Pizza Hut,” said Dariush Ajami, Chief Innovation Officer, Beyond Meat. “We’re confident fans will love Beyond Pepperoni as it delivers the crisped edges and savory flavor profile of Pizza Hut’s classic pepperoni with the added benefits of plant-based meat.
Pizza Hut will offer the topping with any of its crust options, including stuffed crust and pan crusts. Past Pepperoni will be accessible at partaking locations for a restricted time frame while supplies rearward in areas of New York, Georgia, Texas and Florida.
As per Pizza Hut, pepperoni is its number one selling pizza besting across the entirety of its restaurants.