Little Caesars Pursuing Expansion in St. Louis Market

Detroit-based Little Caesars is looking to expand its footprint in the St. Louis market by approximately 35 new units, with the goal of opening at least 10 of them by the close of 2024.
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Little Caesars is looking to expand its presence in the St. Louis market. // Stock photo
Little Caesars is looking to expand its presence in the St. Louis market. // Stock photo

Detroit-based Little Caesars is looking to expand its footprint in the St. Louis market by approximately 35 new units, with the goal of opening at least 10 of them by the close of 2024.

By adding 35 new stores, Little Caesars aims to employ more than 1,000 local residents. The brand will focus on multi-unit agreements to accelerate its growth beyond its existing 19 franchise locations in the area.

“Little Caesars is excited to provide further investment and job opportunities to local entrepreneurs, as well as amplify its presence in the St. Louis area,” says Craig Sherwood, vice president of U.S. development for Little Caesars. “Little Caesars prides itself on being a family-owned company since it was established in 1959, and we treat our franchisees like family. We look forward to forming strong relationships with new owners who want to team up with a proven, innovative brand and bring our recognized value, quality and convenience to the families of St. Louis.”

Prospects interested in learning more about the brand and its growth opportunities in St. Louis are invited to attend a live webinar at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. CT. To register for this free event being hosted by key members of the Little Caesars franchise development team, visit here.

In April Little Caesars announced it was expanding its presence in the Pacific Northwest region with a goal of awarding more than 50 new franchise units across Portland and Seattle by 2026. With 120-plus Little Caesars locations currently open and operating across the Pacific Northwest, the company is building momentum for expansion as it seeks out single and multi-unit franchisees looking to grow their businesses, primarily in Beaverton, Tigard, Tacoma, and Bellevue.

In July, the Detroit-based pizza chain launched a new meatless product, the Planteroni Pizza, consisting of cheese and plant-based pepperoni. Little Caesars officials say it is the largest national chain to offer a plant-based pepperoni option. The new menu item is currently offered in Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, San Francisco, and Portland.

Little Caesars franchising investments start at around $360,000, with incentive programs available for veterans and first responders. Interested prospects should visit here.

Little Caesars is the third largest pizza chain in the world, with stores in each of the 50 U.S. states and 27 countries and territories.

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