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Introducing Casey’s First-Ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer

Updated on April 24, 2024 | February 9, 2024

A selection of Casey's Pizzas on a party table with people drinking beer

The Position is Filled! Introducing Joe Cruz as  

Casey’s First-Ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer


It’s #NationalPizzaDay, which makes it the perfect day to announce Casey’s first-ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer. Join us in welcoming Joe Cruz from Lincoln, NE to the Casey’s family!



Joe, a true aficionado of handmade pizza and ice-cold beer, emerged victorious among over 500 qualified candidates to craft unparalleled pizza and beer pairings for Casey’s guests. As the newly appointed Chief Pizza & Beer Officer, Joe will bring a commitment to flavor innovation and convenience. Imagine a maestro orchestrating the symphony of dough, cheese, and hops, adding to the culinary adventure at your favorite Casey’s location!

This pizza and beer extraordinaire brings a mix of passion and pepperoni, brilliance and beer, turning everyday stops into an unforgettable gastronomic experience.



In this new role, Joe will spearhead our pizza and beer pairing research, sampling efforts, and creating content for you to follow along with on our social media channels. His clear communication skills, leadership experience, pizza stamina, and, of course, brand loyalty and love for Casey’s make him the perfect person for the role. 

“As the new Chief Pizza & Beer Officer, I can’t wait to meet fellow Casey’s fans and guests across Casey’s Country,” said Joe. “I’m looking forward to creating unlikely, yet delicious pairings and bringing people together through the power of pizza and beer.”  


Specializing in socializing, good times, and collaboration, here’s more about Joe:


Q&A with Joe Cruz, Casey’s Chief Pizza & Beer Officer


Q: Why did you apply for the Chief Pizza & Beer Officer Position?


Casey’s has always been my go-to for pizza, beer, and fuel. When I found out I could be Caseys’ first-ever Chief Pizza & Beer Officer and bring mouth-watering pizza and beer combinations to Casey’s guests, I knew I wanted in.

From Breakfast Pizza to BBQ Chicken Pizza to the crowd-pleasing Pepperoni Pizza, I’ve tried nearly every Casey’s pizza – and am confident my refined palate can help choose the perfect beer pairing for each.


Q: Why do you think you're the right person for this job?


I am honored to be the first person to take on this coveted role; it truly is my dream job. My previous experience hosting beer and bingo nights will help me share the delicious Casey’s pizza and beer combinations I create on social media and at special events. I have always received friendly service at my local Casey’s, and I am excited to work with an organization that cares so much about its guests.

It truly is my dream job.


Q: What is your favorite pizza & beer combination?


My favorite pairing is Supreme Pizza and Busch Light.


Casey's is The Official Pizza and Beer Headquarters

As our Chief Pizza & Beer Officer embarks on his quest for the best pairings, the need for this important job is more apparent than ever.

According to a recent survey Casey’s conducted, half of adults ages 21 and older and two-thirds of millennials say there’s no better pairing than pizza and an ice-cold beer. Nearly 1 in 2 adults ages 21 and older would like to order a pizza from a place where they can also get beer.

As The Official Pizza and Beer Headquarters, Casey’s answers the call.


A glass of beer in front of a Casey's Pepperoni Pizza


Keep an eye on Casey’s social channels for pizza and beer pairings and other mouth-watering content from our new Chief Pizza & Beer Officer, Joe. Celebrate #NationalPizzaDay by ordering your favorite handmade pie in the Casey’s app and use promo code DEAL to get 20% off Large Specialty Pizzas through 2/11/24.


Order Pizza & Beer Online

Follow in our Chief Pizza and Beer Officer's footsteps, and order your favorite pizza & beer from Casey's – The Official Pizza & Beer Headquarters

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