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Franchising with Little Caesars

As the largest carryout-only pizza chain in the world, there’s no denying that Little Caesars is doing something right. Today, the company is an international brand and household name – and 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.

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

Today, Little Caesars is looking for franchisees to help bring HOT-N-READY® pizza to a wide range of communities nationwide. 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.

Here’s why you should consider opening a Little Caesars franchise:

Franchisee Support

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, sustained research and development of new products, and continued, effective marketing promotions.

Franchisees also benefit from Little Caesars strong relationship with its sister company, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, which allows the company to leverage its buying power and minimize the impact of increasing costs for franchisees. 

Giving Back to the Community

Little Caesars has a long history of giving back to the communities where we do business.

The Love Kitchen, established in 1985, is a big-rig pizza kitchen on wheels that travels across the United States and Canada serving hot pizza to the hungry, homeless and disaster survivors. The Love Kitchen has served more than three million people in 48 states and four Canadian provinces. Franchisees and company operators nationwide supply the food and staff that allows the two trucks to serve at least twice a day, every day.

Also exemplifying our strong tradition of giving back is the Little Caesars Veterans Program, which offers incentives to qualified, honorably discharged veterans interested in becoming a Little Caesars franchisee when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change.

Join Our franchise family

To learn more about opening your own Little Caesars franchise, submit an inquiry at

* “Highest Rated Chain-Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of quick service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2007-2014.  


Business Established: 1959
Franchising Since: 1962
Franchised Units: N/A
Company Owned Units: N/A
Start-up Cost: N/A
Total Investment: $334,000 to $1,370,500
Veteran Hired Since 2011: N/A
Veteran Owned Units: 353
Related Categories
Food: Pizza
Food: Restaurants
Retail Stores: Specialty

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Vetfran Incentives

The Little Caesars Veterans Program provides the following benefits for all qualified honorably discharged veterans: a $5,000 reduction of the franchising fee, financing benefits and, a $5,000 credit on the equipment order for the first store.
Service-disabled veterans are eligible for additional benefits, including a waived franchising fee ($20,000), additional financing options and benefits, a $10,000 credit on the initial equipment order and grand opening marketing support from leading national companies. The total benefit for service-disabled veterans can be approximately up to $68,000.