The new service is launching just one city, but the pizza chain hopes to expand to other locations in 2018.
It’s a classic combination, one that hardly has an equal: pizza and beer. Usually, you have to order the pizza and grab the beer at separate locations—not entirely convenient, but not necessarily a strain either. But on those days when you just want to eat a hot slice of cheesy pizza and sip a beer on your couch, any amount of effort, no matter how small, can feel like a serious strain. Pizza Hut understands your pain. It—as much as a pizza delivery chain can—sympathizes with the plight of all the lazy, hungry people out there. To solve that conundrum, Pizza Hut has decided to launch beer and wine delivery.
For now, the service is only available in Phoenix starting today, but a spokesperson from the company explained that it hopes to expand to other cities in 2018—which means the rest of the country might not have long to wait before they too will be able to have beer delivered to their door, along with their dinner.
Many locations of the chain already sell beer, but Pizza Hut now hopes to become a kind of one-stop-shop for your all your dinner needs. However, the company does clarify that you can only order beer (which will only be available in six-packs to start out with at least) and wine, no pizza included, if you felt so inclined. To keep the beer chilled and fresh, Pizza Hut has even created a customized cooler used by the delivery drivers, which ensures that your beverages come to your door cold and ready to drink. Right now, Pizza Hut offers Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top, and Kilt Lifter, a variety from the local Four Peaks Brewery. In fact, the beer offerings will be tailored to include a local brew for each city where the service is offered. In January, the company will start delivering wine.
The news comes hot on the heels of another big innovation in Pizza Hut land: In the U.K., the company announced they’ve added vegan pies to the menu.