Pizza Hut testing beer and wine delivery

Pizza Hut testing beer and wine delivery

Andrew Cummings
December 6, 2017

Want some beer with your pizza?

America's largest pizza chain is about to begin testing the delivery of beer and wine alongside its pizza pies.

Currently, Pizza Hut is testing the delivery service Phoenix, Arizona.

The beer selection will be a six-pack of Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top and Kilt Lifter. CNN was not able to get confirmation on which wines will be available and whether they will be sold in full bottles or smaller servings. Wine will also be an option on the menu come January.

Delivery drivers will also need to be 21 or older, which may give an edge to older job applicants if this plan evolves to other cities or even becomes standard practice at Pizza Hut.

When it expands the program beyond Phoenix, Pizza Hut expects to vary the menu according to regional preferences, a company executive told CNBC. Taco Bell is leaning into alcoholic offerings as well, opening an increasing number of more upscale Cantina locations that serve drinks such as Twisted Freezes with a shot of rum, tequila, or vodka.

And yes, customers will be required to show identification proving their age at the door. In November, parent company Yum Brands reported that Pizza Hut's same-store sales were flat in the most recent quarter.

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