It feels like every other day a fast food chain announces that they are launching a new plant-based menu item. The Impossible Whopper was a massive hit for Burger King so there is obviously a market for vegetarian fare at the drive-thru. But Little Caesars is betting there’s a market for it in pizza too.
Since anything you can get on a pizza that is made from meat can be replicated (kind of) using plants, it was just a matter of time until someone decided to give it a try. Little Caesars has been known to experiment with crazy and unexpected things on their menu in the past so this should come as little surprise to their fans.
According to the pizza lovers at Chewboom, they have teamed with Field Roast to offer customers the Planteroni Pizza. I know, that name is clever enough that I would give it a try just based on that alone.
The Planteroni Pizza is, as the snappy name heavily implies, a pepperoni pizza where the traditional pepperoni is replaced with Field Roast Plant-Based Pepperoni. Field Roast is one of the leaders in the artisanal plant-based foods market so that is definitely a good thing to see.
The Little Caesars Planteroni Pizza is available a couple different ways.
In addition to a regular Planteroni Pizza, you have a couple of other options. You can also get a Slices-N-Sticks with half a Planteroni Pizza and half made from Little Caesars cheesy breadsticks or just add some of the Field Roast Plant-Based Pepperoni on any custom pizza order.
For those that are curious, the Field Roast Plant-Based Pepperoni is made from pea protein and also includes fennel, black pepper, paprika and of course, garlic.
Currently, the Planteroni Pizza is only available in a few select markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Portland and Detroit. But if it does half as well as the Impossible Whopper did for Burger King, you can expect Little Caesars to roll it out nationwide sooner rather than later.
So if you’re vegetarian and want to get your pepperoni on, Little Caesars has an option for you.
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