Dec. 18, 2005
Detroit Free Press: Mike Ilitch, founder of Little Caesars Pizza, is counting on his children to keep the businesses in the family and build on his success.
"I've always told them — people in the family — I think they can make it much bigger and much better because we have a wonderful foundation," Ilitch told The Associated Press in a rare interview. His son, Christopher, who is the company's president, believes unit counts could triple from the company's current total of 2,500.
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