Takeaway pizza chain Papa John’s has added a new vegan pizza to its menu – a cheesy pizza topped with vegan hot dogs.
Takeaway pizza chain Papa John’s has added a new limited edition pizza to its UK menu topped with a Heinz tomato ketchup sauce loaded with vegan hot dog sausages made from soya, dairy-free cheese from Sheese, freshly sliced onions and Heinz American style mustard sauce.
The pizza can be customised with a variety of extra toppings such as peppers, tomatoes, chilli peppers, sweet corn and red onion, with prices starting at £14.99 for a small pizza.
The company recently launched its first vegan menu earlier this year featuring three brand new cheesy vegan pizzas and marmite and cheese scrolls.
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Ayyyyy had to try this bad boy from @papajohnsuk the ‘Vegan hot dog’ and honestly the texture of the hotdogs were quite soft but the taste was really good! Also had a cheeky side of Vegan Wedges jalapeño. Just disappointed mine didn’t look like @allthingsveganuk 😂 where’s the mustard at?
The takeaway came under fire shortly after it announced it would be launching a vegan menu complete with vegan cheese after customers complained that their pizzas were topped with non-vegan cheese.
According to multiple customers on social media, they were given dairy cheese with their pizzas – with branch staff saying they had made the substitution after running out.
The company took to Twitter to say: “Please rest assured that this is being looked into as a matter of urgency and being taken extremely seriously – we are looking to put things right asap.”
Major takeaway pizza companies have been slow to offer vegan options to customers compared to high-street restaurant chains like Pizza Express and Zizzi’s, although Pizza Hut recently introduced a vegan pizza to its menu in 253 Pizza Hut Restaurants across the UK.