Help Wanted: Chief Pizza & Beer Officer

Former NFL star Anthony “Spice” Adams will lead the candidate search for Casey’s.

January 10, 2024

Casey’s is officially launching a search for its first-ever chief pizza and beer officer. This position will serve as the utmost authority on sampling, researching and pairing Casey’s handmade from-scratch pizzas with the best beer combinations.

The ideal candidate will have clear communication skills and a high motivation to eat pizza and responsibly drink ice-cold beer, said Casey’s. In addition to spearheading pizza and beer pairing research, the chief pizza and beer officer will be responsible for creating compelling social media content to inform Casey’s fans about research findings and attending public events to spread their passion for Casey’s pizza and beer.

“On the heels of becoming The Official Pizza and Beer HeadquartersTM, we wanted to take things a step further,” Tom Brennan, chief merchandising officer at Casey’s told NACS Daily. “Casey’s offers the unique ability to provide guests with craveable, handmade pizza and a variety of beer options to pair with it,” he said.

As the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States, Casey’s is celebrating what makes its convenience stores unique and popular among its customer base in 17 states. And the timing is perfect, said Brennan, noting the upcoming Super Bowl and March Madness—two popular occasions for family and friends to enjoy with pizza and cold beer.

Given Casey’s extensive pizza menu, with regional favorites like taco pizza and breakfast pizza, the sky is the limit with pizza and beer pairing options. “Casey’s carries over 200 beer options and a variety of fan-favorite Casey’s pizzas to choose from, the chief pizza and beer officer will have their hands and beer cooler–full,” said Brennan.

"We are leaning into what makes us different," Brennan told NACS Daily. "We want to celebrate being together and the unique combination (of pizza and beer availability) that only Casey's can deliver.”

Casey’s has called in former NFL defensive lineman and well-known content creator and comedian Anthony “Spice” Adams as its search consultant.

“I thought that I had the best job in the world when I played in the NFL, but then Casey’s told me about its chief pizza and beer officer—and the opportunity for me to lead the search,” said Adams. “Tasting pizza and beer is fun—but it’s also serious work for this pizza and beer expert.”

One look at Adams’ Instagram page, “you can see why we are working with him,” Brennan said. The page highlights Adams’ brand of comedy and family.

Full details are available on Casey’s website. Applications will be accepted through January 24.

Casey’s plans to announce the filled position on February 9 on National Pizza Day. The chief pizza and beer officer will share their pizza and beer pairings until May 2024.