Phoenix, AZ (September 2011)—Naked Pizza, the carryout and delivery pizza franchise that recently established four store locations and a corporate training facility in the Phoenix area, announced the addition of a Daiya dairy-free cheese option to its menu.
The rapidly expanding company, whose mission is to change the nutritional profile of fast food, is offering the dairy-free cheese alternative for a limited time in its Phoenix stores as a market test.
The brand, noted for its use of social media to engage consumers, is asking the local Phoenix community for input regarding the Daiya cheese option and will use the feedback to decide whether it will become a permanent menu fixture. Customers are encouraged to post opinions to the local Phoenix Twitter (www.twitter.com/socialbiome) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/socialbiome) profiles.
Naked Pizza's menu boasts an Ancestral Blend® crust, the only crust that offers ten grains, prebiotic fiber and probiotics—healthful bacteria commonly found in yogurt. Daiya's dairy-free cheese alternative is made entirely from plant-based ingredients and does not contain any animal products or common allergens such as soy, casein, lactose, whey, wheat, barley, gluten or nuts. In addition to the trial dairy-free cheese option, Naked Pizza's menu also offers a gluten-free crust, providing an array of allergy-friendly options.
Naked Pizza Co-Founder Randy Crochet said, "Our partnership with a company of integrity like Daiya is an example of how we support our customers through our mission. Our business boils down to our pizza being a point of authentic connection—an honest exchange that starts a conversation about the food supply, policy or anything else people want to talk about. It gives people some tools to make better decisions about their health, the system and the food they eat. It's about igniting a movement."
Naked Pizza's newest Phoenix store is located at 20219 N. 59th Ave in Glendale. The company is on track to open twelve locations in the Phoenix area, including stores in Scottsdale and Tempe, by early 2012.