Just as the hype of World Vegan Day cools down and we’re now officially into November (ahem..World Vegan Month) – the latest research data from UK-based ‘Individually Italian’ chain restaurant Zizzi has revealed some interesting new data.
Zizzi’s menu can be filtered by dietary requirements – vegan included. They even offer vegan pizzas complete with non-dairy cheese made from coconut oil. In fact, Zizzi’s vegan pizza sales have doubled in the past year alone, increasing by 104%!
Unsurprisingly, Zizzi’s vegan pizzas were the best-selling dish on their vegan menu last year – with a total number sold over 155,000.
Following their vegan pizza sales momentous increase, this restaurant’s lentil ragu was the next best-selling vegan main meal. 66,693 lentil ragu dishes were sold within the same time period.
This restaurant’s sales analysis shows that since summer, Zizzi’s across the U.K have sold over 166,000 meals which are free of meat and dairy. Staggeringly, the sales of vegan dishes have seen a 246% increase in the year following last November.
The marketing director at Zizzi, Jo Fawcett said “[a]t Zizzi we pride ourselves on creating great dining experiences for all by providing a menu that caters for everyone. We aim to take the stress out of dining to ensure good times for all.”
The pizza party doesn’t stop there however, two fresh additions are to be introduced, which will also be free of dairy products and meat. These are called the Zucca Rustica and the Classic Pepperonata.
Furthermore, this sales data also shows that the most popular vegan desserts from Zizzi are their sticky chocolate praline torte – shifting 166,040 units between November 2016 and November 2017. Their other dessert is a Vegan Dessert Calzone, “[w]arm sugared dough filled with banana, blueberries & strawberry & raspberry coulis. Served with crushed honeycomb & coconut & chocolate ripple gelato”.
Image Credits: Zizzi