Little Caesars Pizza’s Recipe for Growth

As the largest carryout-only pizza chain in the world*, there’s no denying that Little Caesars is doing something right. The company is an international brand and household name – it’s come a long way since its start as a single store in metro Detroit in 1959 and the opening of its first franchise in 1962. Today, Little Caesars is seeking additional growth opportunities, and is looking for franchisees to help bring HOT-N-READY® pizza to traditional markets in a wide range of communities nationwide.

“Little Caesars brand, history and simple business model are great benefits to franchise developers. We have a simple operating system that works, and franchisees appreciate the strong foundation we provide which allows them to focus on what is important to them – growing their business,” said Ed Ader, Director of Franchise Development for Little Caesars.

A Brand You Can Believe In

The brand equity built throughout the past nearly six decades has grown Little Caesars fan base and is a driver of the company’s development. Little Caesars distinction of being named “Best Value in America”** for the past eleven consecutive years is proof of its commitment to satisfying those customers by providing one of America’s favorite meals at an affordable cost.

“Little Caesars takes pride in its ability to appeal to consumers who don’t want to sacrifice quality for convenience or price,” added Ader. “Our operating model – to provide affordable pizzas made using quality ingredients that are ready when you are – means customers never have to choose. They can have it all. It’s a win across the board.”

Support You Can Rely On

Little Caesars has a dedicated franchise development team that supports qualified franchisees in implementing the processes and systems that have helped so many other franchisees excel.

Franchisees are equipped with the tools they need to follow the brand’s proven system, including ongoing training, architectural services to help with design and construction, preferred lenders to assist with financing, sustained research and development of new products, and continued, effective marketing promotions.

Join our franchise family

As part of an aggressive growth strategy, Little Caesars is looking for franchisees to expand traditional stores in a wide range of communities nationwide. For more information about Little Caesars and to view available markets, visit or call 1-800-553-5776.

The company also offers opportunities in non-traditional franchise venues, including convenience stores, college campuses and military bases. In such cases, Little Caesars works closely with franchisees to develop locations with customized architectural and build-out plans.

*Largest carry-out only pizza chain in the US – based on net number of stores in 2017

**Highest-Rated Chain, “Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates 2007 – 2017.

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