Pizza Hut expands beer delivery to seven states

Company aims to offer beer delivery at 1,000 restaurants by summer


Nancy Luna, Nation's Restaurant News 

Jan 07, 2019


More than a year after first testing beer delivery in Arizona, Pizza Hut said Monday it will expand the pilot program to 300 restaurants in seven states by mid-January.


Restaurants in Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Ohio will add delivery of popular domestic beer labels such as Budweiser as part of a second phase expansion of the program. In May, the division of Yum Brands added beer delivery to 100 locations in Arizona and California. Those states will also see more restaurants adding beer delivery in the coming weeks.


“The rollout is a brand priority with Pizza Hut aiming to grow beer delivery capabilities to 1,000 restaurants across new markets by summer 2019,” the company said.


Pizza Hut, based in Plano, Texas, said the company timed the expansion to meet the demands of the Super Bowl, a popular day for pizza delivery.


“As the official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL, we’ve been celebrating football fans all season long, so it only makes sense for us to bring more customers the beloved combo of pizza and beer ahead of the Super Bowl,” chief brand officer Marianne Radley said in a statement. “We are proud to be pioneers of beer delivery and are well-poised to take on more markets in the coming year.”


The current beers available for Pizza Hut beer delivery include...