• Headquarters: USA
  • Industry: F&B
  • Countries available: Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Bangladesh
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  • Royalty: Contact us for info
  • Investment level: $2,000,000
  • Marketing: Local
  • Term: 10 + 10

Little Caesars® Pizza

Little Caesars Pizza, founded in 1959, is the third-largest pizza chain in the United States. The Little Caesars headquarters is located in the Fox Theatre building in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.  It operates franchises internationally, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.

Little Caesars Pizza is the largest carry out pizza chain in the world and an internationally known brand. The success of Little Caesars allowed owners Mike and Marian to own other businesses in the food, sports and entertainment industries, including the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, and Olympia Entertainment, among others. Just like Little Caesars, Mike and Marian’s businesses are synonymous with “fun.”

Leading Through Innovation

Innovation has given Little Caesars® its unique place in the pizza industry, even from day one. When they opened their doors in 1959, people thought a carry out restaurant without tables and chairs would fail, but Mike and Marian’s innovative idea paid off.

Little Caesars® has a history of industry firsts: Mike pioneered the two-for-one pizza deal later known as Pizza!Pizza!®, and then created a conveyor oven specially designed to bake pizza quickly and consistently to keep up with customer demand. The chain built stores where pizza was never served before, such as in sports arenas, college dormitories, and military bases.

Little Caesars® introduced Crazy Bread®, which became a standard accompaniment to pizza and was mimicked by other pizza chains. Little Caesars® also broke the status quo by making pizzas ready when customers walk in, with no need to call ahead or wait in line, with the launch of its HOT-N-READY® pizza offer.

The Benefit of Little Caesars® Value Position

As quick serve restaurants around the nation feel the heat of rising supply costs and higher commodity prices, Little Caesars® continues to pioneer its way as the industry leader of value and convenience. At Little Caesars®, we’re focusing on what we do best: creating value by offering top quality pizza made with fresh ingredients for a great price.

“Research tells us that our customers appreciate the great value we provide,” said Richard Greville, former Vice President and General Manager, Little Caesars® of Canada ULC and now a Little Caesars® Franchisee. “Little Caesars® is the value leader, which is a strong competitive advantage for our franchisees as they grow their businesses across the country.

Little Caesars® has always been a value leader and this is very important to our customers looking for quality and convenience in a challenging economy”. “With dough made fresh daily in our stores, 100% fresh shredded cheese and our sauce made from vine-ripened tomatoes, that combination creates a high quality product that provides extraordinary value with unmatched convenience for customers.”

Recognized as the world’s largest carry-out pizza chain, franchisees are growing in both existing markets and new markets. This growth, coupled with fresh, quality products, outstanding value for customers and strong national brand recognition, positions Little Caesars® for continued and accelerated success.

Today, Little Caesars ® is the fastest-growing pizza chain in the world, and is looking to continue to expand across the United States and internationally.

Why Little Caesars®

  • Industry leading quality, value and convenience
  • Leading through innovation
  • Proven, simple operations foster growth for franchisees
  • Dedicated to ongoing training and support
  • Connecting with communities coast and to coast
  • More than 50 years of tradition and national brand recognition
  • Current and future generations enjoy the benefits of franchising with Little Caesars

Awards and Achievements

  • Voted Best Value in America 9 Years in a Row
  • Rated #1 in value and affordability of the 148 fast food and pizza restaurant chains by Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track® 2014
  • Among 16 attributes of the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) dining experience as rated by customers in the Sandelman survey
  • “Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money” of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2007- 2014

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) About Pizza Franchises

Pizza is a very good business. Consider these 3 advantages to owning a pizza business: 1. Consumer demand: 13% of Americans over age 2 eat pizza on any given day. It’s popular all over. It is most popular in the Northeast and Midwest, according to PMQ Magazine. 3 We eat 3 billion pies per year. 2. Profitability: Ingredient costs are relatively low compared to the price charged, ensuring profitability. 3. Growing industry: The pizza industry is $47 billion a year, and franchises constitute $36.4 billion of that, according to research firm IBISWorld.  It is forecast to continue growing over the next five years. Pizza has become a food staple — whether deep dish, thin crust, unusual toppings or more. Among food franchises it is one of the most popular categories. You get the benefits of the franchise system and branding, together with sound business fundamentals and help choosing locations.
Accordion Sample DesThe amount you make with franchise pizza depends on the type of pizza business you operate. For example, the average Dominoes owner might expect to make between $107,000 to $116,000 per year, according to Glassdoor. However, a Papa John’s franchise owner might make about $142,000 before taxes, says Franchise.com. First, of course, you need to subtract out costs related to food, labor, marketing, supplies, royalty fees and real estate associated with these franchises.cription
Yes, a pizza franchise can be profitable. For example, the top 75 percent of Marco’s Pizza restaurants made between $543,093 and $1,736,679 in net royalty sales in 2019. The average store spent about 31 percent on food and supplies and 25 percent on labor. The exact amount each store makes depends on the size, market, and expenses.
Opening a pizza franchise can cost anywhere from $25,000 to over $1 million, depending on locations of your franchise business and other factors. Most fall somewhere between $200,000 and $600,000. Those that just offer a mobile component or pickup and delivery service tend to be cheaper. Large, dine-in restaurant locations with extensive menus fall on the more expensive end of the spectrum.