Papa John’s introduces its first butternut squash base and extends vegan offering with four new pizzas

With more people set to take on a plant-based diet in 2020 than ever before, pizza delivery chain Papa John’s is extending its meat-free offering by adding a new butternut squash base and a range of delicious new vegan pizzas to its menu nationwide from 8th January.

Further recognising the need for alternative dietary requirements and in a first for the brand, Papa John’s is launching a *Butternut Squash Base. With health kick resolutions in full swing, pizza lovers across the nation can continue to make healthier choices, whilst still enjoying a delicious takeaway treat. The Butternut Squash base is available with all medium pizzas with gluten-free toppings.

The four new vegan pizzas include; the Jackfruit Pepperoni, a twist on the classic pepperoni pizza, or, for those looking to turn up the heat, they should try out the sizzling American Hot Jackfruit, topped with both jackfruit pepperoni slices and jalapeno peppers.

Further additions include; The Vegan Sausage and Pepperoni pizza, which will feature jackfruit pepperoni slices and vegan sausage or, for those looking to try a real plant-based showstopper, they should try – The Vegan Works. This pizza is a real meat-free delight, topped with vegan sausage, jackfruit pepperoni, tasty portobello mushrooms, fresh green peppers, onions, and finally finished off with black Herrera olives.

The new plant-based offering follows the grate success of vegan ‘Sheese’ last year, which flew out of the pizza oven as soon as it hit the menu. In order to grow its vegan offering in 2020 and beyond, Papa John’s has also appointed its first Chief Vegan Officer (CVO), Clare Every, to help the brand develop new plant-based dishes and innovations.

Clare Every, Chief Vegan Officer at Papa John’s said: We’re so excited to launch the extended vegan offering at Papa John’s and we’re expecting the new additions to the menu to be a huge hit with pizza lovers across the nation.


“With recipe innovation at the core of the brand, and more people than ever adopting a vegan lifestyle, the latest launches are only just the beginning, with lots more exciting and innovative dishes launching later in the year.”

To view the full vegan menu online, please visit or via the Papa John’s app.