Fazoli’s Becomes First Italian Brand to Debut Plant-Based Impossible® Meat Sauce

By Fazoli's December 17, 2019

America’s largest premium QSR Italian chain tests Impossible® meat sauce in Spaghetti and Baked Spaghetti dishes at all five locations in hometown of Lexington

The wait is finally over … Fazoli’s – the brand known for menu innovation – will debut Impossible® meat sauce in a test at all five restaurants in its hometown – Lexington, Kentucky.

Starting Dec. 16, Fazoli’s will incorporate Impossible® meat – made from Impossible® Burger, a plant-based meat made from potatoes and soy – into two classic Italian menu items. For a limited time, guests can enjoy these delectable dishes – along with Fazoli’s famous unlimited breadsticks:

  • Impossible Spaghetti – A bed of hearty spaghetti topped with new Impossible® meat sauce – made with ground Impossible® burger meat – vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and basil. (Vegan)
  • Impossible Baked Spaghetti – A bed of hearty spaghetti topped with new Impossible® meat sauce – made with ground Impossible® burger meat – vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and basil, topped with Mozzarella cheese and baked for added indulgence. (Vegetarian)

Director of Culinary Innovation Rick Petralia said Fazoli’s worked on developing a plant-based meat that tastes great to everyone, including meat lovers. The always innovative and evolving Italian chain found that the Impossible® meat sauce both responds to its guests’ ever-changing lifestyle needs and stays true to delivering on the craveable flavors the brand is known for.

“As the first Italian brand to capitalize on plant-based Impossible® meat sauce, we knew we needed a product that didn’t just taste good for being a plant-based product,” Petralia said. “We wanted a product that would taste indistinguishable from beef and be delicious to everyone who tried it. You can’t taste the difference between our meat sauce and the Impossible® meat sauce. As we continue to innovate our menu to match the changes in our guests’ lifestyles, we’ve created a product that everyone will love. Now, we can reach a wider audience because we have a delectable menu full of items that will satisfy everyone who walks through our doors.” These Impossible® Spaghetti and Impossible® Baked Spaghetti dishes are available at Lexington locations only.