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The Makers of the FONTANINI® brand Revolutionize Pizza Toppings with the Launch of the First Ever Cup & Char Sausage


Austin, Minn.

The makers of the Fontanini® brand are upping the stakes in the pizza game with unmatched innovation by launching Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage, a first-of-its-kind product in the pizza topping industry.

This cutting-edge foodservice product, which features Italian flavors and uniquely crispy, caramelized edges, promises to add a distinctive touch to any pizza pie.

As a key player in the foodservice and pizza industry, Hormel Foods continuously innovates its product portfolio to provide only the best and most food-forward product offerings to its customers and consumers. This commitment to innovation has led to the creation of the Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage, which promises to revolutionize the pizza topping experience.

According to Carson Williams, brand manager for Foodservice at Hormel Foods, the Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage is the latest addition to the company’s star-studded portfolio of exceptional Italian meats. “We are continuously innovating our product portfolio to wow our customers and consumers across the globe with items that have been crafted over generations, using only the most premium ingredients,” said Williams. “We make sure our pizza toppings are distinctive, delicious and have the appeal you can only get from generations of craft and care.”

Hormel Foods has a long-standing reputation for creating innovative and delicious products for foodservice providers, including its signature curl and charred Rosa Grande® Pepperoni. Additionally, Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage reignites the long-standing debate in the pizza world: should pepperoni lie flat on a pie or curl up? While the pepperoni debate is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, this new innovation offers a new twist to the debate while offering consumers a new and exciting option that brings a little something extra to their pizza.

To experience this new mouth-watering, authentic, and handmade Fontanini® Cup & Char Sausage, stop by Hormel Foods’ booth (#1827) at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.

Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $12 billion in annual revenue across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Planters®, SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly®, Hormel® Black Label®, Columbus®, Jennie-O® and more than 30 other beloved brands. . The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named on the “Global 2000 World’s Best Employers” list by Forbes magazine for three years, is one of Fortune magazine’s most admired companies, has appeared on the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list by 3BL Media 13 times, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. The company lives by its purpose statement — Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ — to bring some of the world’s most trusted and iconic brands to tables across the globe. For more information, visit and