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Nov 23, 2014

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Pizza Hut ready to deliver beer

Trial begins next month in New Zealand

June 21, 2000 - Pizza Hut in New Zealand may soon deliver customers beer to go along with their pizza.

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Restaurant Brands, which operates Pizza Hut and the KFC chain, plans to leverage its recent $28.3 million purchase of 53 Eagle Boys stores and expand into home delivery of liquor and other products, possibly including videos.

Chief executive Jim Collier said the company's 100-station call center, its pizza-ordering Web site and its data base of 900,000 customers ideally placed it to expand home delivery to a broader range of products. Collier said a trial will begin from a number of Auckland Pizza Hut stores next month.

The move to home-deliver liquor has alcohol watchdogs worried about the company's ability to enforce strict new laws under the Sale of Liquor Act and protect the safety of its delivery staff.


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