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About Little Caesars Pizza
From a single store to a global chain, Little Caesars Pizza charted a path to global success starting in 1959 when founders Mike and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Michigan. By 1962 the brand began franchising, and by 1969, it went international. Today, the brand is the third largest pizza chain in the world1 and there’s no denying that Little Caesars® Pizza is doing something right. Little Caesars has become a household name and is currently operating in 26 countries and territories worldwide with aggressive expansion plans to bring the iconic pizza brand to more countries around the world. With restaurants on four continents Little Caesars Pizza is known for its value, convenience and its quality tasting pizzas and has been named “Best Value in America” for 132 years in a row.
The brand’s signature HOT-N-READY model allows customers to walk in the door and out of the door in 30 seconds or less with an affordable, freshly made pizza and side items without waiting and with no need to order in advance.
Through the years, Little Caesars’ top priority has steadfastly remained creating a great tasting product at an incredible value. Pizza is made with fresh, quality ingredients including dough that is made fresh in stores daily, sauce that is fresh-packed and never frozen, and a signature cheese blend combining mozzarella and Muenster cheese. A simple menu ensures the ability to provide quality products at a low cost, ready when the customer arrives.
1Third largest pizza chain in the world – based on net number of stores in 2019
2 “Highest Rated Chain – Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of national quick-service restaurant customers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2007-2019.
Why Little Caesars Pizza
As the global pizza industry has grown to one worth a whopping $145 billion, Little Caesars has kept pace. Now the third-largest pizza chain in the world with stores in 26 countries across the globe, including each of the 50 U.S. states, all 10 provinces of Canada and each of Mexico’s 32 states, Little Caesars’ large-scale growth over the last six decades can be directly attributed to its unwavering focus on value, quality and convenience. By striving to provide great tasting pizza at an affordable value, Little Caesars is poised to continue its upward trajectory on an international scale.
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International Growth Plans
After six years of positive international growth and a 2019 highlighted by new store openings in Spain, India, and Barbados. Little Caesars is approaching 2020 with plans to further build on that positive momentum. The brand is pursuing growth in each of the aforementioned markets and looking to break into a number of new ones by pursuing master development agreements in 2020 Some of Little Caesars’ key target development markets include the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the UK, among others.
The Ideal Little Caesars Franchisee
With a straightforward business model focused on profitability and a strong culture of support and state-of-the-art technology, there’s no better time to join the Little Caesars franchise system. Successful Little Caesars international franchisees have experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator and established business and real estate contacts in the country they’re looking to develop. Ideal candidates are also well-capitalized, with $1.5 million in liquid assets, and possess the drive to commit to an aggressive development schedule to build 10+ stores in five years.
To learn more about franchising with Little Caesars International, please sign up for the brand's International Area Developer Webinar. Join Brett Larrabee, Vice President of International Development for Little Caesars, for a brief webinar to learn more about how you can bring the world’s third largest pizza brand to your country. In the webinar, you will be introduced to the brand and see why Little Caesars Pizza could be a profitable and successful business opportunity for you.