Papa John’s Introduces New Vegetarian Offerings

Pizza delivery chain Papa John’s is extending its meat-free offering by adding a new butternut squash base and a range of new vegan pizzas to its menu throughout the U.S. from January 2020.

Further recognizing the need for alternative dietary requirements and in a first for the brand, Papa John’s is launching a Butternut Squash Base. With health kick resolutions in full swing, pizza lovers across the nation can continue to make healthier choices, whilst still enjoying a delicious takeaway treat. The Butternut Squash base is available with all medium pizzas with gluten-free toppings.

The four new vegan pizzas include; the Jackfruit Pepperoni, a twist on the classic pepperoni pizza, or, for those looking to turn up the heat, the sizzling American Hot Jackfruit, topped with both jackfruit pepperoni slices and jalapeno peppers.

Further additions include: The Vegan Sausage and Pepperoni pizza, which will feature jackfruit pepperoni slices and vegan sausage or, – The Vegan Works, a plant-based addition. This pizza is a real meat-free delight, topped with vegan sausage, jackfruit pepperoni, tasty portobello mushrooms, fresh green peppers, onions, and finally finished off with black Herrera olives.

The new meat-free offering follows the success of vegan ‘Sheese’ last year, which flew out of the pizza oven as soon as it hit the menu. In order to grow its vegan offering in 2020 and beyond, Papa John’s has also appointed its first chief vegan officer (CVO), Clare Every, to help the brand develop new plant-based dishes and innovations.

Clare Every, chief vegan officer at Papa John’s said: “We’re so excited to launch the extended vegan offering at Papa John’s and we’re expecting the new additions to the menu to be a huge hit with pizza lovers across the nation. With recipe innovation at the core of the brand, and more people than ever adopting a vegan lifestyle, the latest launches are only just the beginning, with lots more exciting and innovative dishes launching later in the year.”

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