Papa John's is perhaps one of the world's best-known pizza chains, and yet in the UK they do not currently offer a vegan cheese alternative.
In recent times, the number of people adopting a plant-based, vegan diet or choosing to reduce their animal product consumption has skyrocketed. According to a study by Ipsos MORI, there are now more than 500,000 vegans in the UK. In addition, around 22 million people are thought to be reducetarians – in that they are actively reducing their animal product intake.
Pizza without cheese is just not the same. Therefore, we urge Papa John's to introduce a vegan cheese alternative.
Update #56 months ago
Huge news! Papa John’s Pizza have confirmed that they are in the process of introducing vegan cheese to stores nationwide.
This is fantastic news! Thank you to everyone who signed and shared the petition. More vegan options on the high street at places like Papa John’s makes veganism more mainstream, and therefore more accessible to people – which means more people will eat vegan food!
Update #46 months ago
With the petition now exceeding 25,000 signatures, we are receiving lots of media coverage, highlighting the petition and reasons why Papa John's needs to introduce vegan cheese. I've linked a couple of regional media pieces below:
Thank you! Please continue to share!
Tod - Animal Aid
Update #36 months ago
Happy new year!
Thank you to everyone who has singed and shared, we are blown away by the amount of support this petition has received. Please continue to share with your friends, and keep an eye out for more updates soon! :)
Tod - Animal Aid
Update #27 months ago
20,000 signatures! Wow!
Thank you all so much for signing and sharing this petition - we have smashed our target.
Papa John's have been in touch and said: "We are reviewing options that would answer the needs of vegans to our menu. Thus far, we have not found a vegan friendly cheese that meets our quality and operational requirements. We will continue the search in hopes of finding a feasible solution."
Please continue to sign and share to encourage them to commit to offering vegan cheese.
Update #19 months ago
Thank you so much to everybody who has signed the petition; we are hoping to hit 10,000 signatures by the end of the month so please share with anybody who you think may be interested in signing.
The petition is also featured in The Metro today: https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/18/from-plant-based-egg-rice-to-petitions-for-vegan-cheese-at-papa-johns-a-week-in-vegan-news-8049562/
Thank you once again!
Tod Bradbury, Campaign Manager - Animal Aid