Papa John’s Pizza Goes Vegan In Spain

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Papa John’s, an international pizza chain dripping in vegan garlic butter is adding a host of new vegan pizzas to their menu throughout seventy locations in Spain.

Beyond Meat and Veganuary have partnered with Papa John’s to help create the new menu items in the country. The new so-called “Green Menu” will feature two pizzas; Papa John’s Green (made with tomato sauce, onions, black olives, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, and vegan cheese) and Papa John’s Green PLUS (made with tomato sauce, tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms, vegan cheese, and topped with plant-based Beyond Burger meat). 

“With this launch, we are continuing our commitment to quality ingredients and we are excited to partner up with Beyond Meat, a market leader in plant-based meats, to respond to new consumer trends like the growing demand for plant-based options,” Javier Aranguíz, General Manager of Papa John’s Spain, said. 

“Papa John’s Green offers our customers two new pizzas for all those who want to reduce their consumption of animal protein without giving up the best pizza.” he continued

Research conducted by Papa John’s has shown (according to the company) that 86.2 percent of Spaniards prefer meatless pizza toppings, with 65 percent willing to reduce their meat consumption citing various reasons, including health (63 percent), animal welfare (22 percent), and environmental issues (15 percent for adults over 30 years of age and 25 percent for those under).

“We are excited to introduce consumers to our agreement with Papa John’s that offers a pizza with the usual taste and quality, and with the added nutritional and environmental benefits, of plant-based meat,” Chuck Muth, Chief Growth Officer of Beyond Meat, said. “Papa John’s is a global brand and we look forward to continuing to work with them to offer new options to their customers.” 

Back in 2019 Papa John’s tested the addition of three new vegan pizzas that featured plant-based vegan “Sheese” made by Bute Island Foods. The chain also launched a plant-based vegan version of its popular Marmite and Cheese Scrolls on over 350k UK menus alongside the three new pizzas.

It was so popular that Papa John’s sold out of the plant-based vegan cheese in less than 25 hours from its launch and they even expanded the vegan menu to include two separate kinds of cheesy vegan potato wedges just after that success.

Papa John’s is currently in development of even more new vegan items for 2020 that will hopefully be unveiled very soon.

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Brandon Kirkwood

Animal Rights Activist (ARA), Vegan, Creator and editor of Vegan News, Father to an awesome cat named Boba, Youtuber

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