Shakey’s Pizza Asia Ventures, Inc. launched its 100% plant-based pizza called the “Goood Taco Pizza,” which is now available in selected Shakey’s branches.
“Shakey’s is well-known for pizza, and since the beginning of our journey in plant-based, we’ve been aiming to develop a great-tasting vegan pizza for our guests,” Shakey’s President and Chief Executive Officer Vicente L. Gregorio said in a statement on Monday.
Shakey’s partnered with Century Pacific Food, Inc.’s unMEAT brand for its plant-based meat alternative products. Patties, nuggets, and meat toppings are made with the brand’s plant-based burgers and nuggets, which are created with non-genetically modified organism (GMO) soy proteins.
The Goood Taco Pizza will “serve as the centerpiece” of the company’s “Goood Menu,” which include Goood Burger and Goood Nuggets.
unMEAT also created a dairy-free cheese alternative to complete the vegan pizza. Called the “unCHEESE,” the product is made with potato starches and is blended with natural flavors and oils.
Shakey’s vegan pizza is made up of 100% plant-based ground “meat,” onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and “savory spices.”
“From the dough to the toppings to the cheese, or unCHEESE rather, everything was made entirely of plant-based ingredients,” Mr. Gregorio said.
The company said it plans to continue building up its “Goood” menu as the demand for healthier alternatives continue.
“As health and wellness become more widespread among our consumers, the demand for healthier choices will continue to rise. Thus, we will continue our pursuit in building our ‘Goood’ menu,” Mr. Gregorio said. “Expect more green innovations to come from Shakey’s kitchens.”
Shakey’s shares on Monday closed 0.21% or two centavos higher to P9.50 apiece. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte