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Pizza Hut rolling out beer and wine delivery

Pizza Hut is trying out beer and wine delivery, starting in Phoenix. \
Pizza Hut is trying out beer and wine delivery, starting in Phoenix. \ Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has announced it is trying out beer and wine delivery.

On Tuesday, the pizza chain said it was starting delivery in Phoenix with the hopes of expanding throughout the United States from there, said Stacy Lynn Bourgeois, Pizza Hut’s director of brand marketing, in an email.

“We know that beer and wine go great with pizza and we’re uniquely positioned to deliver these given many of our restaurants already serve beer and wine,” Bourgeois said.

The deliveries started Tuesday with an assortment of beer, Bourgeois said.

The beer selection includes six packs of Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top and Kilt Lifter, which is a favorite in the Phoenix area.

If the pilot is successful, each location will offer a different variety of beers, including a local or craft option, she said.

The price is $10.99, according to CNN Money.

Pizza Hut will start delivering wine in January, Bourgeois said, and it is weighing whether to deliver single servings, full bottles or both.

With 1,726 Pizza Hut stores nationwide that have a liquor license, the chain has plans to expand the service rapidly in 2018.

The company has not confirmed the next cities that would receive the beer and wine delivery, Bourgeois said.

CNN Money found that two of its competitors – Papa John’s and Domino’s – appear to offer only water and soft drinks for delivery, according to their websites.