FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, a franchisee of 44 stores in northern Indiana and western Ohio, is now offering a Lite Bite Menu using Galaxy Nutritional Foods' Veggie Mozzarella.
Orlando, Fla.-based Galaxy Nutritional Foods (Amex: GXY) is a producer of plant-based dairy alternatives for the retail and foodservice markets.
The Fort Wayne franchise company is the first in Dallas-based Pizza Hut's system to use the cheese alternative, called Veggie Mozzarella. According to a release, the cheese is saturated fat-free, cholesterol-free, trans-fatty-acid-free and lactose-free.
"We've spent considerable time and energy to find a great tasting product that allows our customers the freedom to enjoy our menu items, while cutting their calories, saturated fat and cholesterol," said Ralph Wilson, director of operations of Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, in a release.
"As the fast-food industry continues to look for healthier and great-tasting alternatives, we are excited Galaxy's Veggie Mozzarella can help lead the way with pizza," said Angelo S. Morini, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Galaxy Nutritional Foods.
Pizza Hut Ft. Wayne was started by Dick Freeland in 1972.