Papa Johns Partners with Frito-Lay on New Fritos Chili Pizza
As demonstrated by the Doritos Locos Taco, the poster child of partnerships, good things happen when franchises collaborate with snack brands. Today is an especially good day for the partnership, because today Papa John’s has teamed up with Frito-Lay to launch the Fritos Chili Pizza.
Consisting of beef chili, cheese, tomato and onion, and cheddar and mozzarella cheese – all topped with a layer of Fritos corn chips – it’s definitely not an expected choice for a pizza. But it’s a smart choice that, like Taco Bell’s Frito-Lay partnership, takes advantage of Papa John’s existing beverage partnership with Frito-Lay parent company PepsiCo.
"At Papa John's, we love offering our customers exciting pizzas that add some flavor to each season," said Bob Kraut, Papa John's chief marketing officer, in a press statement announcing the launch. "It seemed like a no-brainer to collaborate with our beverage partner PepsiCo to bring its popular Fritos corn chips snack to our pizza and combine these traditional tailgating fall favorites - chili, cheese and added crunch - with Papa John's signature fresh-dough crust."
Could this be the start of a new trend in the pizza industry? The first Doritos Locos Taco paved the way for a series of new fillings and flavors, which got us thinking about other possible pizza-chip combinations that Papa John’s might consider. Would they pair classics with classics, like pepperoni and Nacho Cheese Doritos? Or would they go more health conscious, like the vegetarian Garden Fresh with whole-grain Garden Salsa SunChips? Or perhaps sweet and savory – Hawaiian BBQ chicken with Honey BBQ Flavor Twist Fritos?
It may or may not happen, but it’s fun to think about it. When we hear about things like shrimp tempura toppings and cheeseburger-stuffed crusts, we always get a little bit jealous about all the inventive off-the-wall pizzas that happen around the world. But for today, and until November 23 when the limited time offer ends, we have at least one quirky pizza all to ourselves.
Tyson Foods 2050 net-zero target with no bargain on taste
Tyson Foods, a leading global protein company, aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050.
The company supplies 20% of the USA’s beef, pork and chicken and is best known for products such as Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm and BallPark.
As the first U.S.-based protein company to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), this ambition, in conjunction with the release of the company’s fiscal year 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, underscores the company’s commitment to help combat the urgency of the growing climate change crisis.
Food giant Tyson will meet net-zero targets
The high level of meat and diary that humans consume is fuelling climate change for many reasons:
- Gassy cows, sheep and goats are responsible for up to 14% of all greenhouse emissions.
- 75% of agricultural land across the world is used for animal agriculture. This includes land for the animals to graze upon, as well as the land used for the crops which animals eat to grow in. The amount of land required leads to deforestation.
The move to net-zero is an expansion of Tyson Foods current science-based target of achieving a 30% GHG emissions reduction by 2030, which is aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 2.0c.
As a global organisation with 239 facilities and 139,000 employees worldwide, achieving net-zero emissions is a large task, which will require a collective effort from every team member, in addition to external stakeholders.
Tyson Foods’ goals include:
- For emissions to align with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5℃, consistent with the Paris Agreement, by the end of 2023.
- Expanding the company’s current 5m acre grazing lands target for sustainable beef production practices by 2025.
- Continuing work to eliminate deforestation risk throughout its global supply chain by 2030.
Tyson foods supports accountability and transparency
“We believe what good food can do for people and the planet is powerful. Our net-zero ambition is another important step in our work toward realising our aspiration to become the most transparent and sustainable food company in the world,” said Donnie King, Tyson Foods President and CEO.
“At Tyson Foods, we believe progress requires accountability and transparency and we are proud to exemplify that as we work to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said John R. Tyson, Chief Sustainability Officer, Tyson Foods. “As the first U.S.-based protein company in the food and beverage sector to have an emissions reduction target approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, we hope to continue to push the industry as a leader and remain committed to making a positive impact on our planet, with our team members, consumers and customers, and in the communities we serve.”
Tyson Foods’ new ambition, along with the company’s existing sustainability goals, is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which include:
Goal 2: ‘End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’.
Goal 15: ‘Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.’