PLANO, TEXAS – Pizza Hut has joined forces with Beyond Meat, Inc. to develop two new pizzas featuring plant-based sausage. The collaboration will make plant-based meat pizzas "more widely available to the masses," the Yum! Brands, Inc. subsidiary said.
New Beyond Pan Pizzas were co-created by the Pizza Hut and Beyond Meat culinary teams to mimic the taste of Pizza Hut's Italian pork sausage without the meat. To achieve the flavor, the plant-based sausage is made with a mix of Italian herbs and spices including garlic, onion, paprika and fennel seeds. Beyond Italian Sausage is featured in both Beyond Pan Pizzas - the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and The Great Beyond Pizza.
"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 of 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 starts with Pizza Hut's classic cheese pizza and tops it with Beyond Italian Sausage crumbles.
The Great Beyond Pizza features Pizza Hut's original pan crust topped with Beyond Italian Sausage, tomatoes, sliced red onions and banana peppers.
Additionally, Beyond Italian Sausage is available as a one-topping option. Both pizza recipes are also available on Pizza Hut's Original Stuffed Crust, Hand-Tossed and Thin 'N Crispy crusts.
“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,” said Ethan Brown, chief executive officer of Beyond Meat. “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.”
The Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza and The Great Beyond Pizza are available at Pizza Hut locations nationwide for a limited time.