DETROIT— Little Caesars announced its unique Little Caesars Veterans Program, which provides franchise business opportunities to qualified, honorably discharged veterans reentering civilian life or seeking a career change.
"Our founder Michael Ilitch, a former Marine himself, strongly believes in giving back and helping others. He also believes that it's important for Little Caesars to thank the men and women who have served in the armed forces, and that veterans should have the chance to return home with business opportunities, or transition to a new career," said David Scrivano, president of Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. "The Little Caesars Veterans Program is specifically designed to do just that and offers hard-working candidates the ability to apply their leadership and organizational skills in a hands-on, rewarding environment."
The Little Caesars Veterans Program provides the following benefits for all veterans:
· Franchise fee reduced by $5,000 for the first store
· Favorable financing benefits
· $5,000 credit on the initial equipment order
Additionally, service-disabled veterans are eligible for enhanced benefits including:
· Franchise fee ($20,000) waived for the first store
· Additional financing options and benefits (can be approximately $20,000)
· $10,000 credit on the initial equipment order
· Grand Opening support from leading national companies (approximately $18,000)
The total benefit for service-disabled veterans is approximately $68,000.
"The Little Caesars Veterans Program provides honorably discharged and disabled service members with an outstanding opportunity to utilize their leadership skills to run a business," said Lt. Col. Francis Piccoli, U.S. Marine Corps. "The program offers significant credits and discounts, marketing support and special financing options. This truly unique program is a valuable and excellent option for our service members who transition to the civilian workforce each year — especially our wounded warriors who have sacrificed greatly for our Corps and country."