JENNINGS, Mo. -- Former U.S. Army Captain David Luckett has opened a Little Caesars restaurant at 8986 Jennings Station Rd. in Jennings, Mo., as part of the Little Caesars Veterans Program.
Luckett was deployed to Iraq in 2003 to assist with reconstruction efforts there. He was stationed in Iraq for five years as a contractor responsible for training the Iraqi Army as well as training and support for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
After returning from Iraq in 2008, Luckett moved to St. Louis. He saw the Little Caesars franchise opportunity advertised on a pizza box at the store where his son worked and decided to research the opportunity.
Little Caesars created the Veterans Program in 2006 to thank veterans for their service and provide them with career opportunities when they transition to civilian life or seek a career change. It offers honorably discharged, service-disabled veterans who qualify as Little Caesars franchisees, a benefit of up to approximately $68,000 on their first store. Honorably discharged, non-service-disabled veterans who qualify as Little Caesars franchisees are eligible for a benefit of up to approximately $20,000 on their first store.
More than 50 veterans collectively are applying more than $1.5 million in credits and benefits to help them grow their Little Caesars businesses. To date, more than 2,500 inquires have been made about the program.