July 21, 2015

Going Beyond Meat with Pizza: Beyond Meat Partners with Daiya Foods to Make Sausage Pizza From Plants

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beyond Meat, the innovative food company that's creating the future of protein by making 100% plant-based meat, has partnered with Daiya Foods, another pioneer in the plant-based food space, to create a Daiya-exclusive "Supreme Pizza" that features gourmet meatless sausage from Beyond Meat.

"When we needed a sausage topping for our pizza, we knew to turn to Beyond Meat and they were able to cook up a plant-based product that tastes remarkably like sausage made from animal"

"Daiya asked us to make a plant-based sausage - which was not in our product portfolio - to top the 'Supreme Pizza' and we developed a gluten-free, non-GMO sausage crumble made out of pea protein. Now in stores, the 'Supreme Pizza" allows everyone to enjoy a favorite dish, plus Beyond Meat product in a new way," said Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat CEO and founder.

"When we needed a sausage topping for our pizza, we knew to turn to Beyond Meat and they were able to cook up a plant-based product that tastes remarkably like sausage made from animal," added Michael Lynch, Daiya Vice President of Marketing.

The "Supreme Pizza" offers a medley of flavors with Beyond Meat's pea-protein based sausage crumbles topping Daiya's dairy-free Mozzarella Style Shreds, a blend of peppers, onions and tomato sauce on a gluten-free crust. It is free of animal fat, cholesterol, gluten, soy, GMOs, and preservatives.

Beyond Meat's products include chicken strips and tenders, Beast burgers and sliders, beefy crumbles and meatballs. All are available at retailers nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Publix, and Safeway among others.

About Beyond Meat

Based in El Segundo, California, Beyond Meat is a privately held company that is on the cutting edge of plant protein research and development. With a goal of driving innovation and progress, the company provides plant-based protein foods - without sacrificing the taste, chew or satisfaction of meat. Investors include Bill Gates, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone, and Evan Williams; Kleiner-Perkins Caufield & Byers, Morgan Creek Capital, and Closed Loop Capital; Seth Goldman, founder of Honest Tea; and the Humane Society of the United States. Visit www.BeyondMeat.com, Twitter @BeyondMeat or Facebook.com/BeyondMeat.

About Daiya Foods

Daiya Foods was founded in 2008 out of a love for food and a commitment to healthy living. Today, as the industry leader, Daiya remains passionate about celebrating wonderful food that is dairy, gluten and soy free. Its swap-worthy, plant-based foods are available in the dairy case and freezer aisle at more than 20,000 grocery stores in the U.S., including Whole Foods, Kroger's, Safeway and Publix, as well as most natural food retailers.

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