PIZZA HUT® CANADA PARTNERS WITH BEYOND MEAT® TO LAUNCH THE HUT’S FIRST-EVER PLANT-BASED PROTEIN, BEYOND ITALIAN SAUSAGE™
Canadians throughout Toronto and Edmonton can be among the firsts to taste three new menu offerings that are so meat-like, they’re carnivore approved!
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 17, 2021 -- Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ: BYND) and Pizza Hut today announced an expansion of their global partnership above and beyond the United States to bring irresistible new plant-based protein menu items to Canada. Beginning today, fans in Toronto and Edmonton can order three new cravable, carnivore-approved Beyond Meat offerings that are exclusive to Pizza Hut on pizzahut.ca or through the Pizza Hut app for contactless delivery or curbside pick-up. The new Beyond Italian Sausage™ Crumbles deliver the same iconic meat-like taste and savory flavor of Pizza Hut’s Italian pork sausage that you’ll need to taste to believe.
The new menu items include:
- The Great Beyond: A specialty pizza crafted with fresh veggie toppings that include tomatoes, sliced red onions and tangy banana peppers, served up on any Pizza Hut crust paired perfectly alongside the savory Beyond Italian Sausage.
- Beyond Italian Sausage Alfredo Loaded Flatbread: A crispy flatbread topped with flavor-packed Beyond Italian Sausage, roasted red pepper, creamy alfredo sauce and mozzarella cheese.
- Beyond Creamy Alfredo: A savory pasta alfredo dish layered with Beyond Italian Sausage, onions, mushrooms and mozzarella that delivers a creamy, delicious bite.
Beyond Italian Sausage is made with simple, plant-based ingredients and is designed to deliver the same flavorful taste and juicy texture of Italian pork sausage with the added nutritional and environmental benefits of plant-based protein. For those who love to customize their order, Beyond Italian Sausage can be added as a topping in building your own pizza masterpiece or added to any existing pizza offerings of any size from Personal Pan Pizza to Large.
“As Canadians continue to seek convenient ways to incorporate more plant-based protein in their lives, we are excited to partner with Beyond Meat, a global leader in plant-based protein, to bring consumers expanded choice across our menus,” said Devon Lawrence, Marketing Manager, Pizza Hut Canada. “The new Beyond Meat menu items taste incredible and deliver on the iconic Pizza Hut flavor that our fans know and love.”
“We’re thrilled to bring Canadians increased access to delicious and satisfying plant-based protein as the latest extension of our global partnership with Pizza Hut. The addition of Beyond Italian Sausage to Pizza Hut’s local menus enables consumers to continue eating the things they love, like pizza, without having to compromise on taste, health or sustainability,” said Tim Smith, VP of Food Service Sales North America, Beyond Meat.
As more Canadians adopt flexitarian diets and seek ways to consume less animal-based protein, Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut aim to satisfy the growing demand for more plant-based options. The Great Beyond, Beyond Italian Sausage Alfredo Loaded Flatbread and Beyond Creamy Alfredo are available throughout Toronto and Edmonton for a limited time while supplies last and fans can find their nearest participating location by visiting the Pizza Hut Canada store locator. Also, from now until June 6th Pizza Hut is offering a BOGO promotion on all pizzas, so with the purchase of your favorite pizza, you can try The Great Beyond pizza for free.
This announcement is part of a broader global partnership between Beyond Meat and Yum Brands!. Beyond Meat and Pizza Hut have previously launched co-created menu items in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and Puerto Rico.
About Pizza Hut®
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates nearly 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. With easy order options including the Pizza Hut app, mobile site, and Amazon and Google devices, Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easy pizza experience – from order to delivery – and has Hut Rewards, the Pizza Hut loyalty program that offers points for every dollar spent on food any way you order. Now more than ever, restaurants have an important role in helping to safely feed families. As the largest pizza brand in the U.S. by store count, Pizza Hut is committed to doing its part. To help keep team members and customers safe, customers can get their favorite Pizza Hut pizza via three contactless offerings: curbside pickup, delivery, or carryout. Additionally, restaurant locations are working to implement new health and safety procedures including advising all guest-facing team members to wear single-use personal protective gear, pizza box safety seals, pre-shift temperature checks, and counter shields to increase protection between customers and employees. Pizza Hut is also the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading. The program is rooted in the foundation set by the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest-running corporate supported literacy program, impacting more than 14 million students each year. Pizza Hut is the Official and Only Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and NCAA®.
About Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) is one of the fastest growing food companies in the United States, offering a portfolio of revolutionary plant-based proteins made from simple ingredients without GMOs, bioengineered ingredients, synthetic colours and flavours, hormones, antibiotics or cholesterol. Founded in 2009, Beyond Meat products are designed to have the same taste and texture as animal-based meat while being better for people and the planet. Beyond Meat’s brand commitment, Eat What You Love™, represents a strong belief that there is a better way to feed our future and that the positive choices we all make, no matter how small, can have a great impact on our personal health and the health of our planet. By shifting from animal-based meat to plant-based protein, we can positively impact four growing global issues: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. As of December 31, 2020, Beyond Meat had products available at approximately 122,000 retail and foodservice outlets in over 80 countries worldwide. Visit www.BeyondMeat.com and follow @BeyondMeat, #BeyondBurger and #GoBeyond on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and @BeyondMeatOfficial on TikTok.
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Certain statements in this release constitute “forward-looking statements.” These statements are based on management’s current opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or projections regarding future events or future results. These forward-looking statements are only predictions, not historical fact, and involve certain risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions. Actual results, levels of activity, performance, achievements and events could differ materially from those stated, anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. While Beyond Meat believes that its assumptions are reasonable, it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible to anticipate all factors that could affect actual results. There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements made herein including, most prominently, the risks discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 1, 2021 as well as other factors described from time to time in Beyond Meat’s filings with the SEC. Such forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release. Beyond Meat undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be made that we will make additional updates with respect to those or other forward-looking statements.
 Availability, prices and participation varies. While supplies last. Pizza Hut’s Beyond Italian Sausage is plant-based but all Pizza Hut pizzas are prepared by team members with the same cooking tools and ovens used to prepare and serve our delicious meat-based pizzas and pastas. Beyond Italian Sausage does not contain peanuts or tree nuts. However, it does contain protein from peas, which are legumes. People with severe allergies to other legumes (such as peanuts) should be cautious when introducing pea protein into their diet because of the possibility of a pea allergy.
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