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Pizza and Beer, Delivered

Pizza Hut now brings beer and pies to your door.
December 6, 2017

​PHOENIX – Beer and pizza have been together for a long time, and now Pizza Hut will deliver both to your front door, QSR Magazine reports. The chain started testing delivery of pizza and beer yesterday in Phoenix.

“We’ve been laser focused on digital and delivery for a while now. I think this is really one way where we can provide a unique Pizza Hut delivery experience,” said Stacy Lynn Bourgeois, director of brand marketing.

Pizza Hut offers six packs of Bud Light, Budweiser, Four Peaks Brewing’s Kilt Lifter (a local favorite) and Shock Top, which can be ordered online and via phone for carryout or delivery. In January, the chain will add wine to the pilot program. In early 2018, Pizza Hut will also expand to other markets, but isn’t talking specifics on rollout yet.

“We’re really uniquely positioned to be able to offer this service because many of our restaurants already serve beer and wine,” she said. “We were fortunate to have a system that would make it that easy, and really allow us to offer consumers oven-hot pizza and cold beer.”

Bourgeois noted that Pizza Hut already offers wine and beer at many locations, which hold licenses to distribute and serve. That means the pizza chain won’t have to rely on third-party vendors for delivery. “We believe we can be faster for consumers,” she said. “We don’t have to make multiple stops to pick up beer from one place and hot pizza from another. And we already have a large network of delivery drivers to be able to get that experience to consumers. It will be seamless and easy. You can order your favorite pizza and beer all from one place.”

Two years ago, Pizza Hut redesigned several Texas locations with outdoor seating and drive-thrus that serve beer and wine. That remodeling program will continue through 2022 with around 700 U.S. stores receiving the makeover annually.