SALEM, Ore. — Figaro's Pizza, the nation's largest chain in the "We Bake or You Bake" segment of the pizza industry, announced June 2 in a news release the addition of buffalo pepperoni to its list of pizza toppings. The topping will be available at Figaro's locations in Oregon and Washington through July 31.
Not to be confused with buffalo-style pizzas — which are intended to taste like a buffalo wing — that other chains and upscale restaurants are featuring, Figaro's new pepperoni is actually made with buffalo meat.
Jerry Doty, national director of marketing for Salem-based Figaro's Pizza, said, "There's a rising trend in foodservice towards incorporating buffalo into dishes. Hungry customers want new tastes, textures and buffalo offers that. It's a delicious, dense red meat, rich in flavor and low in sodium."