The prediction that 2019 will be the “year of the vegan” seems to be coming true: Today, UK headlines are sizzling with the news that pizza giant Papa John’s may soon be dishing out vegan cheese nationwide.
According to Plant Based News, a petition by Animal Aid and Vegan Food UK signed by 30,000 people prompted Papa John’s UK to announce: “We were pleased to see the positive response to the recent vegan cheese alternative petition, as this is currently an area that we are developing, and hoping to roll out in the not-so-distant future.”
Here in the U.S., more than 100,000 of you have now signed our petition urging the chain to take a slice out of cruelty by offering vegan cheese. Every year, more than half million cows languish on dairy farms, forcibly impregnated and separated from their babies, to churn out milk for Papa John’s cheese supplier Leprino Foods.
Meanwhile, vegan cheese sales are on the rise. Pizza Hut UK and Domino’s Australia, New Zealand and France are all adding vegan cheese to their menus.
Sales of vegan cheese, milk and other non-dairy products are soaring, and it’s about time Papa John’s starts keeping up with competition. To urge the chain to bring non-dairy cheese stateside, sign the petition today.