Sept. 11, 2003
MAT-SU, Alaska -- Six months after 10 Little Caesars pizza stores here became Great Alaska Pizza Co. units, owner Mark Sines and operations director Tracy Terranova are pleased with the change.
According to the Frontiersman, Terranova said the company likes the independence, even though Sines is eager begin franchising his Great Alaska stores.
"It's very exciting to give this opportunity to the people in Alaska," Terranova said.
According to the report, Great Alaska wanted to leave the Little Caesars system because its U.S. store numbers had declined during the past decade.
"We have chosen not to be a part of that," Terranova said.
Great Alaska now has its own new recipes and is ready to franchise throughout Alaska, namely on the Kenai Peninsula and in the southeast portion of the state.
"We wanted the best, we upgraded all our ingredients," Terranova said.
But even with the changes, Great Alaska Pizza Co.'s draw remains affordable pies.
"We are a value-driven company," she said. People "are asking how much can I get for 20 bucks, for 10 bucks?"