PLANO, Texas — Pizza Hut announced on Jan. 7 that it is expanding its category-first beer delivery program by 300 restaurants across the US. The company said it will expand the service in Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, and additional locations across California and Arizona by mid-January.

Pizza Hut cited Super Bowl LIII as a significant factor for making the move in January.

“Our expanded beer delivery program and Super Bowl weekend creates a great level of excitement across our participating franchise partners and team members,” said Nicolas Burquier, chief customer and operations officer of Pizza Hut. “Beer delivery is a game-changing lever that we’ll continue to pull in order to deliver oven-hot pizzas with ice-cold beer to customers watching and celebrating their favorite teams.”

Pizza Hut launched its beer delivery pilot program in December 2017 for Arizona and expanded to parts of California five months later.

“Super Bowl Sunday is one of our biggest days of the year, and now being able to offer the pizza-beer delivery combo in Orlando, during the big game, is a great upgrade our customers will truly enjoy,” said Carl Vannostrand, president and COO of CFL Pizza, a Pizza Hut franchisee organization.

Qualifying order must be placed with or the Pizza Hut Mobile app and meet delivery minimum requirements.