New pizza caters to flexitarian, vegetarian lifestyles
Pie Five Pizza launched a new plant-based pizza, the Impossible Tuscan Pizza. The just-added menu item uses meatballs, made from plants, from Impossible meat. Impossible meatballs were also added as a topping choice.
The Dallas, Texas-based fast-casual chain prepares the Impossible Tuscan Pizza on a housemade thin crust. Pie Five restaurants top it with Tuscan marinara sauce, Impossible Tuscan meatballs, ricotta, and house-grated mozzarella cheese.
According to a 2021 study by the International Food Information Council, 19 percent of consumers said they had eaten more plant-based alternatives in the past 12 months.
“Our Impossible Tuscan Pizza and meatballs are the latest additions to Pie Five’s menu that allows our guests to make conscious food choices that align with their individual tastes and wellness lifestyle,” noted Adam Schmidt, Pie Five director. “Pie Five is all about choice and our Impossible offerings accompany our other fresh, healthier menu items, including handmade salads, fresh-cut pizza toppings, as well as gluten-free and low-carb cauliflower crusts.”
The Impossible Tuscan Pizza follows the roll out of Pie Five’s Panzano pan crust launch in March, and is available in personal and large sizes. This newest addition replaces the former Tuscan recipe, which calls for traditional meatballs.
RAVE Restaurant Group Chief Operating Officer Mike Burns added, “Our Impossible meatballs give our customers a new way to build their pizza just how they want it, with the option to choose a delicious, health-conscious, and environmentally-friendly topping that even meat lovers crave!”
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