On Tuesday, Pizza Hut announced two pizzas that will feature “sausage” made with Beyond Meat. The Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza will be topped with Beyond sausage crumbles and cheese, while the Great Beyond Pizza will include chopped tomatoes, sliced red onions and banana peppers with the Beyond sausage, USA Today reported.
Both pizzas are available at all U.S. Pizza Hut locations, as well as select locations in the UK, according to CNN.
.@kevinhart4real doesn’t back down from a dare. But when it’s this meaty and delicious who would want to? Taste the Beyond Italian Sausage Pizza from @pizzahut for yourself. Truth is, it won’t be around for long. #BeyondAmbassador pic.twitter.com/3mj8er4q5a— Beyond Meat (@BeyondMeat) November 10, 2020
Last year, Pizza Hut tested a different meatless substitute, Kellogg’s Incogmeato, according to Forbes. And while Little Caesar’s has also tested a meatless sausage from Impossible Foods, Pizza Hut’s Beyond sausage is the first pizza chain to roll out a plant-based option nationally.
The sausage substitute was co-created by Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut specifically for their pizzas, according to CNN. To capture the taste of real sausage, the Beyond sausage is made in part with a blend of garlic, paprika and fennel seeds.
“We really wanted to build something that was unique in the market,” said Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown, according to CNBC. “A lot of people can make a crumble out of protein these days, but this is something special because we took the time with Pizza Hut to get it right.”