Little Caesars® Pizza charted a path to global success starting in 1959 when founders Mike and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Michigan.
In 1962, the brand began franchising and by 1969 it went international. Today, the brand is the third largest pizza chain* in the world with stores in each of the 50 US States, and 27 countries & territories.
With a dedicated global team supporting its franchisees, Little Caesars Pizza has rapidly grown its international presence over the last few years. The franchising opportunity is tailored for local operators with multi-unit experience, access to highly preferred real estate and a long-term vision for developing the brand.“Our brand delivers value and is more affordable than other options,” says Andres de Robina, Vice President, International,“We expect our Little Caesars Pizza to become an attractive alternative to other fast-food restaurants and for Little Caesars to become a destination in every market we enter.”
Little Caesars Pizza launched its Hot-N-Ready model in 2004, which introduced quick takeaway service to the pizza sector and offered customers greater value and convenience. “Our core menu items are readily available when a customer walks in the door,” emphasises Mike Therrian, Little Caesars Pizza Director of International Development. “The Hot-N-Ready model eliminates the need to order in advance; our customers simply walk into one of our stores and pick up our freshly made pizzas and side items without waiting. This model distinguishes us from our global competitors.”
*Based on net number of stores in 2021