Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria Adds Beyond Meat After Talks With PETA

Restaurant Chain Will Offer Pasta With Vegan Meat Sauce, 'Sausage' Pizza, and More

For Immediate Release:
September 5, 2019

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

San Mateo, Calif. – Following discussions with PETA, Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria has just added new vegan entrées featuring Beyond Meat to its menu. They include an orecchiette pasta dish topped with Beyond Meat sauce and fresh basil, Beyond Open-Faced Sloppy Joe Sliders served on fresh toasted rolls, and the One Step Beyond pizza, which is piled with vegan sausage, Daiya nondairy cheese, and loads of fixin’s. The dishes are available at all 10 Amici’s locations.

“Kudos to Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria for pushing vegan options to a new and super-delicious high, which helps kind customers, animals, and the environment,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “As the Amazon rainforest burns as farmers become more desperate for grazing space, the demand for animal-free options is higher than ever, and PETA looks forward to seeing more and more restaurants join Amici’s in embracing the future of dining.”

According to a recent study, 70% of people worldwide are reducing or eliminating their meat consumption. PETA notes that going vegan lowers one’s risk of suffering from diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease; that each person who goes vegan saves nearly 200 animals a year from enduring a violent, painful death in today’s meat, egg, and dairy industries; and that the United Nations reports that a global switch to vegan eating is vital if we are to combat the worst effects of climate change.

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