If you’re dreaming of owning your own business, give Little Caesars a serious look. We offer a proven business model to help our franchisees provide affordable pizza with no-contact innovation. Even during challenging times, a promising opportunity exists for us to grow together.
Below are the steps to open a Little Caesars after you submit your franchise application.
Application and Discovery Day completed
Eight-week in-store operations training program
Construction of site begins
Grand Opening! Congrats, you did it!
Join the Little Caesars Franchise Family
We’re seeking entrepreneurs to be a part of an iconic brand with a bright future.
Join a family that serves the community
Little Caesars donated and delivered 1 MILLION pizzas to healthcare workers and first responders across the country. Be a part of a family that gives back.
Founded in Detroit, Michigan
Countries and territories worldwide
Largest pizza chain in the world*
Little Caesars offers honorably discharged veterans and Gold Star families financial incentives to open a Little Caesars franchise of their own. Benefits include a franchise fee discount, equipment and supply discount, financing assistance, and advertising and publicity support, among others.
The Veteran's Program was established in 2006 by Little Caesars founder Mike Ilitch, who proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. His vision was to expand business opportunities for his fellow military veterans. Today, there are hundreds of veteran-owned Little Caesars stores across the country.
First Responders Program
Little Caesars has extended its franchise incentive program to first responders. First responders receive a franchise fee discount, equipment and supply discount, financing assistance, and advertising and publicity support, as well as other benefits.
Americans Love Our Pizza
“If you build something worthwhile, people will come.”
—Mike Ilitch, Founder
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars was founded in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant. Since then it has become the third largest pizza chain in the world* with stores in more than 25 countries and territories worldwide, including in each of the 50 U.S. states.
Known for our $5 Hot-N-Ready® pizza, Little Caesars has been named “Best Value in America” for 14 years in a row.** Our legacy of innovation and focus on convenience continue with the Pizza Portal®—the FIRST heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the restaurant industry. We’ve also added delivery to our standout lineup of no-contact ordering options.
How Much Does it Cost to Own a Little Caesars?
Little Caesars is an exciting investment in the wildly popular pizza segment. Our straightforward business model, world-class support and millions of devoted customers make us a worthy investment for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. You can even choose to invest in your franchise with a partner and use consolidated liquidity and net worth. Here are the costs and fees associated with opening a new Little Caesars location:
Our unique concept offers low square footage, an optimal number of employees and grab-and-go service, which help to keep costs low and margins high. Little Caesars has the perfect store design for every market:
1,400 - 1,600 Square Feet
Inline or Free Standing
Drive thru window – Where possible
Other Franchise Models Available
We also offer non-traditional franchise models from 470 to 1,399 square feet
Great for convenience stores, military bases, airports, and universities
Serving up peace of mind with a business model that keeps innovating
Little Caesars started 60 years ago with the pride and principles of a family-owned company. And that continues today. From our franchisees to our pizzas to our customers, health, safety, and happiness always come first.
No-contact options to keep your community safe
Online • Delivery
Left at the door with a ring of the doorbell
Held at a safe temperature until you get here
Online • Using Pizza Portal® Pickup
Held at a safe temperature for you and accessible using a no-contact QR code
Drive thru & pick up windows
At participating stores
Ready to Invest in a Little Caesars Franchise?
We’re ready to hear from you! Little Caesars is actively seeking passionate entrepreneurs with a desire to lead a team and become a meaningful part of your community to join our iconic brand. Fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to begin a conversation. Let’s make the future brighter together!