Uno Pizzeria Bows To PETA, Offers Vegan ‘Cheese’ Made By a Pharmaceutical Co.

Beyond Meat burgers and vegan cheese coming to Uno Pizzeria & Grill menu

Uno will use non-dairy cheese manufactured  by a Japanese pharmaceutical company 

Sept 10, 2019

Market Watch – Uno Pizzeria & Grill said Tuesday that it is adding Beyond Meat Inc. burgers and vegan cheese to menus at nine East Coast locations and rolling out the items nationwide this fall.

The addition comes after talks with PETA, Uno said in a statement.

Beyond Meat has recently partnered with a number of chains, including Yum Brands Inc.’s  KFC and Dunkin Brands Inc. Read more. 

What is ‘vegan cheese’?

Daiya Foods Inc. is a Canada-based dairy alternative food company located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The company was established in 2008 by Andre Kroecher and Greg Blake. Daiya is made from cassava and arrowroot and is known for its cheese-like consistency and melting properties. It contains no animal products or soy, lactose, wheat, barley, gluten or nuts.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill’s CLASSIC BEYOND BURGER™ A plant-based burger from Beyond Meat® grilled and served on a toasted bun with ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Cal 560, about half the calories of the chain’s standard burger offerings.

Daiya is sold in natural and conventional food stores within Canada and the United States.

Daiya products are also available in the UK, Australia, Mexico, Hong Kong and more, and are featured on restaurant menus and in packaged food products made by Amy’s Kitchen and Turtle Island Foods.

Daiya has won many awards for its products, including the 2009 Veggie Award for Product of the Year. In 2011, BC Business magazine named Daiya one of the 20 most innovative companies in British Columbia.

In July 2017, Otsuka Pharmaceutical agreed to acquire 100 percent of Daiya Foods Inc. for US $325.97M. Source.