It’s the moment that most of us have waited for – Papa John’s has finally decided to launch a vegan menu.
Updated: 19 March 2019
The vegans, lactose intolerant and curious will all be able to enjoy the no-cheese pizzas. The cheese, or “sheese” as they have named it, will be provided by Bute Island – the plant-based dairy brand. They worked closely with PETA, the largest animal right’s organization in the world. This enabled them to bring their vegan goals to life.
This makes Papa John’s the first pizza delivery chain to offer dairy-free cheese at all its locations. This symbolises a major shift in attitudes and direction, especially for the vegan community.
This means, that there is something for all of us. Papa John’s commitment to making their pizza’s accessible to vegans, especially as the dietary trend grows and grows. According to a study, performed by VoucherCodes, three million Brits will go vegan this year. This has urged by food chains to introduce dairy and egg free options.
Most notably this year, Greggs, Frankie & Benny’s, TGI Fridays and Harvester have all introduced vegan options. By adding these options, they are just proving that they are up-to-date with diet movements, as well as showing their commitment to their customers.
So, how did vegan Papa John’s happen? It was by the will of the people. An online petition, led by Animal Aid and Vegan Food UK, asked the chain for dairy-free cheese options. It was signed by nearly 30,000 people – urging Papa John’s to confirm the move.
They targeted Papa John’s as other pizza chains in the UK had already followed the wave. For instance, Zizzi, Pizza Express and Pizza Hut all have vegan cheese options. It just goes to show, if you speak up about something that you really want, you could change the world one vegan pizza at a time. The vegan pizzas come in three options; Classic Vegan Sheese and Tomato, the Fresh Garden Party with Sheese, and the Spicy Hot Pepper Passion with Vegan Sheese. Delicious. Better yet, the Marmite and Cheese Scrolls will also be available as vegan. What more could we want?
The new vegan range became available on January 28th and is available nationwide. It is hoped that it will have a positive effect on their sales, the vegan movement, and the other restaurants who are being left behind in the world of dairy.
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