Toppers Pizza launches plant-based menu
The innovative options come as fan-favorite pizza brand begins a new partnership with Beyond MeatÂ® and CAULIPOWER.
Whitewater, WI (RestaurantNews.com) Pizza Toppers, the ever-evolving pizza delivery brand, has rolled out an innovative plant-based menu that capitalizes on its new partnerships with plant-based companies Beyond meatÂ®, leader in vegetable meat, and CAULPOWER.
From vegan meat to gluten-free meat to plant-based meat, Toppers new crust and pizza recipes, as well as Vegan Pizza and Topperstix, will kick off the full plant-based menu designed to fit a variety of food lifestyles.
âWe believe that our customers’ dietary preferences and needs shouldn’t prevent them from enjoying our beloved high quality pizza, signature wings and Topperstix,â said Mac Malchow, National Marketing and Menu Innovation Director for Toppers. “Our new partnerships with Beyond Meat and CAULIPOWER allow us to expand our menu offering to meet a growing demand for plant-based products that are both healthy and environmentally friendly.”
Toppers will feature three NEW menu items featuring Beyond Meat’s latest plant-based chicken product, Beyond ChickenÂ® Calls for tenders:
- Buffalo topping pizza without chicken – Buffalo Sauce, topped with dairy-free mozzarella, plant-based Beyond Chicken Tenders crisp, green onions and drizzled with dairy-free ranch.
- Hot and Crispy Nashville Vegan Pizza – Our signature Nashville hot sauce topped with dairy-free mozzarella, plant-based Beyond Chicken Tenders crisp, roasted garlic tomatoes, green onions and a drizzle of dairy-free ranch sauce and served with bread and butter pickles.
- Beyond Meat Chicken Fillets – a side dish of five plant-based breaded Beyond Chicken Tenders served with your choice of dip.
“We are delighted that Toppers is bringing the revolutionary new Beyond Chicken Tenders as part of its plant-based menu launch in all of its locations nationwide,” said Tim Smith, vice president of North America sales. by Beyond Meat, Foodservice. âOur partnership with Toppers underscores the versatility of Beyond Chicken Tenders and advances our mission of making delicious, plant-based meat options accessible to more consumers. “
Designed to look, cook and taste like animal chicken, Beyond Chicken Tenders offers 14g of protein per serving, contains no cholesterol, and is made without GMOs, antibiotics or hormones.
Thanks to its partnership with CAULIPOWER, Toppers presents the premium CAULIPOWER KING pizza, made with Toppers house pizza sauce, 100% Wisconsin mozzarella and pepper jack cheeses, pepperoni and hand-picked sausages on a cauliflower crust without 12 ” gluten made by CAULIPOWER.
âToppers has always been a leader in menu innovation, and the launch of its full plant-based menu is another example of the brand’s innovative spirit,â said Julie Lim, president of sales, food service at CAULIPOWER. âCAULIPOWER is thrilled to partner with Toppers as they bring tasty, healthy and vegetable-based options to customers across the country. “
The menu will also introduce a new pesto-based sauce without cheese or nuts that will appeal to vegans as well as those with nut allergies.
The new pesto sauce will be featured as a staple ingredient in its new Pesto Margherita Topper offering, which includes roasted garlic, diced tomatoes and 100% Wisconsin mozzarella or dairy-free mozzarella cheese.
Toppers will also offer two new vegan options: the Vegan Topper with a homemade pizza sauce topped with roasted garlic tomatoes, green olives, spinach and dairy-free mozzarella; and Veganstix, a meat- and dairy-free version of his signature Topperstix.
âWe are delighted to present these new offerings which will appeal to even more customers in our communities,â added Malchow. “Our new cauliflower crust, nut-free pesto sauce and vegan offerings – including the introduction of Beyond ChickenÂ® Tenders – reflect our commitment to innovate and evolve to meet the needs of our customers.
The new herbal menu offerings will be available in all Toppers stores from July 8.
About Toppers Pizza
Founded in 1991 as a big box pizza alternative, Toppers is built on a bold attitude with product backing. Headquartered in Whitewater, Wisconsin, more than 70 Toppers branches are on a mission to redefine what customers should expect from QSR pizza. The menu features unique flavors, bold recipes, a Topperstix worthy of envy, signature wings, specialty desserts and a growing selection of offerings for various lifestyles. By consistently giving customers what they want, Toppers has carved out untapped space in the pizza industry and thrived in a post-pandemic first digital world. World-class technology ranking among the best QSR pizza concepts, cohesive menu innovation, a powerfully focused digital media strategy, and Gen Z-centric social media channels drive 70% of online sales for the brand. With franchisees achieving an average unit volume of over $ 1,000,000 system-wide and 11 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth, Toppers Pizza is poised for major growth and is looking for like-minded franchisees to join his system. For more information visit https://www.toppers.com/franchise and follow the brand on Facebook and Instagram.