It started with a little-known snack food called “pizza” brought home by World War II soldiers returning from Italy. Mike and Marian saw promise in this new food and were passionate about starting their own pizza business. They invested their $10,000 life savings toward opening a single Little Caesars shop in 1959. To grow the chain, Mike and Marian franchised their stores, ultimately giving thousands of individuals the opportunity to own their own business. Mike and Marian took personal pride in helping franchisees grow their businesses and providing employment opportunities for young crew members.
More than 50 years later, Little Caesars is the largest carry out pizza chain in the world and an internationally known brand. The success of Little Caesars allowed Mike and Marian to own other businesses in the food, sports and entertainment industries, including the Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment, among others.
Little Caesars Pizza Franchise Benefits
Little Caesars Pizza is recognized among the value leaders in the foodservice industry. They pride themselves on their winning concept and products that uniquely meet customers’ needs and create a strong value proposition. Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, such as 100% mozzarella and Muenster cheese, dough made fresh daily in every store and sauce made from California crushed tomatoes.
Satisfied customers enjoy the affordability of Little Caesars Pizza products. Their franchisees also recognize that the investment for a Little Caesars franchise is reasonable. Customers really love their HOT-N-READY products, which can only be found at Little Caesars Pizza. Many customers don’t want to wait for their meal, so the unique position in the pizza segment gives them an advantage over competitors.
Little Caesars Pizza Fund Veterans Program
The Little Caesars Veterans Program provides qualified non-service disabled, honorably discharged veterans with a $5,000 reduction of the franchise fee for the first restaurant, a $5,000 credit on the initial equipment order, and various supply, marketing, and administrative services. The total benefit is approximately $30,000.
Qualified service-disabled veterans are also eligible for enhanced benefits, including full waiver of the franchise fee ($20,000) for the first restaurant, a $10,000 credit on the initial equipment order, and various supply, marketing, and administrative services. The total benefit for service-disabled veterans is approximately $50,000.