Yum's Beer Delivery Sinks Domino's and Papa John's Stock

Casey Dawson
December 7, 2017

More than 1,700 Pizza Hut restaurants, more than a quarter of total USA units, already have liquor licenses, the company said.

Pizza Hut began a trial run of beer delivery in downtown Phoenix on Tuesday. Numerous company's restaurants already have the necessary license to serve and distribute booze.

The service will debut in Phoenix, with six-packs of Anheuser-Busch brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Shock Top and Kilt Lifter, which is made by Arizona-based craft brewer Four Peaks.

Pizza Hut reported flat USA same-store sales in the latest quarter, when Domino's Pizza's domestic units reported a rise of 8.4 percent.

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

All options will cost a flat $10.99.

Owned by Yum! Brand, CNN notes that Pizza Hut is performing worse than the company's other chains, KFC and Taco Bell.

During October, the company announced its new delivery system that promises to keep pies hotter. Its biggest competitors Dominos and Papa John's will only delivery soft drinks and bottled water shows each of their websites. By the end of the year, the company expects to hire 14,000 new drivers. All drivers who deliver the alcoholic beverages will be at least 21 years old and they'll also make sure to check the customer's identification for age as well.

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