By Times Staff
Gloucester Daily Times
---- — One of the nation’s leading pizza and takeout chains is targeting Gloucester and Cape Ann as part of its latest expansion effort aimed at growing into smaller suburban and rural communities.
Little Caesars, based in Detroit, has announced a strategic franchise initiative that specifically targets expanding into Gloucester and Essex County, said Little Caesars representative Bob Spoerl, and is looking for prospective franchisees who would be interested in opening a local outlet.
“The company’s franchise expansion targeting Gloucester comes as the brand continues to consistently achieve its objectives, experiencing significant sales increases and store growth for more than a decade,” Speorls said in a prepared statement, adding that the company “plans to continue with the well-managed franchise expansion plan, and an unwavering focus on providing high quality products with great value for a low price.”
Little Caesars is the fastest growing pizza chain in the world” based on the net number of stores added between 2008 and 2012.
“As we implement our strategic plan focused on adding new franchise units into previously untapped markets, we anticipate that consumers and franchise investors alike will be eager to connect with Little Caesars globally recognized brand name,” said Bob Mazziotti, vice president of franchise development for Little Caesars.
In addition to in-line shopping center and strip mall locations, the new expansion plan also includes opportunities for franchise locations to open in “non-traditional franchise venues” within the smaller markets being targeted, Maziotti added. This includes partnering with convenience stores, college campuses and military bases, as well as other locales.
Little Caesars will work with its franchisees to develop locations in non-traditional sites with customized architectural and build-out plans, Mazziotti said.
More information about Little Caesars and available franchise opportunities is available by visiting www.LittleCaesars.com or calling 1-800-553-5776.