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Market changer: Little Caesars Pizza Privately held Little Caesars Pizza doesn't share clear details about its operation, but according to past officers of the company, there once were nearly 5,500 outposts of the Detroit-based army. In its first three decades,...

Little Caesars introduces gift cards

DETROIT —  Little Caesars is introducing new gift cards just in time for the holiday season.   Little Caesars gift cards, available now at most locations, will replace traditional paper gift certificates with the convenience of a pre-paid card.

Little Caesars creates a special franchising program for military veterans

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.

Little Caesars Pizza partners with Hasbro games for holiday promo

DETROIT — Little Caesars Pizza and Hasbro Inc. have partnered to produce a nationwide promotion, a vacation sweepstakes, store-level giveaways and interactive prize opportunities at both companies' Web sites.

Little Caesars and Detroit Tigers celebrate with pizza

DETROIT — With the Detroit Tigers going to the World Series, Little Caesars is celebrating baseball and pizza.   The Tigers owner Mike Ilitch is also the founder of Little Caesars.

Little Caesars Pizza eyes Boston for growth

DETROIT, Mich. — Little Caesars Pizza said it wants to put more than 70 locations in Boston over the next 10 years.

ACSI survey shows pizza companies tops in service

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Limited-service pizza chains grabbed the top spots for foodservice companies in an annual consumer preference study conducted by the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Little Caesars Pizza to announce new growth plans

Detroit Free Press: Little Caesars Pizza says the recession years are behind it and it's announcing an aggressive growth plan to add hundreds of sites to its 1,900-unit system. The No.

Little Caesars' owners see potential for 6,500 pizzerias

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...

Sales zooming at Little Caesars drive-thru unit

WLUCTV6.com: A Little Caesars pizza shop in Iron Mountain, Mich., has seen its sales soar since it opened for business at a brand-new drive-through unit. The chain is the first in the Upper Peninsula to offer the service.

Little Caesars wants a piece of Irish pizza market

Unison Ireland: Little Caesars wants to make an eight-store push into the Irish market, with the goal of having 45 units there in five years. The No.

Little Caesars owner helps disabled vet with pizza franchise

Cincinnati Enquirer: When Little Caesars pizza owner Michael Ilitch read about Kentucky soldier Robbie Doughty's loss of both legs in Iraq, it reminded him of an injury that curtailed his baseball career. "I gave up my career after three years in the minors," said Ilitch.

Count down at Little Caesars

A Little Caesars vice president told reporters the company's store count is nearly 2,000, half the number its former COO said it operated in 1999. The company calls both figures speculative and inaccurate, but it won't reveal the real number.

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Crain's Detroit Business: Michael Atwell, vice president of real estate for Little Caesar Enterprises Inc., told a crowd during a July 13 presentation at a real estate development conference in Detroit that the world's fourth-largest pizza chain has nearly 2,000...

Pizza chains do a little dance, make a little dough

The Journal Gazette: Two Ft. Wayne, Ind., pizza stores are drawing customers by having staffers dance curbside in front of their buildings.

Kmart streamlining trims Little Caesars Pizza stations

The Detroit News: Kmart has closed 188 of its in-store foodservice outlets, some of which include Little Caesars Pizza stations. "It comes down to profitability," said Kmart spokesman Stephen Pagnani.

Little Caesar yanks franchisee's license over pizza sauce ingredients

The Detroit News: Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. has filed a lawsuit in a Detroit court against Robert Rooyaker, a Gaylord, Mich.-based franchisee it claims disclosed confidential information about its pizza sauce spice blend.

Little Caesars appoints Scrivano president

DETROIT — Ilitch Holdings, Inc., owner of the Little Caesars pizza chain, has appointed David Scrivano president at Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. According to a news release, Scrivano will oversee all aspects of the 46-year-old pizza company.

Little Caesars Pizza offering Christmas DVD discounts

DETROIT — This holiday season, Little Caesars Pizza will help "the most famous reindeer of all" celebrate his 40th television anniversary with a very merry DVD promotion. According to a news release, for the second consecutive year, Little Caesars and...

Australia takes world pizza crown

News.com.au: AUSTRALIA today can boast being home to the best gourmet pizza in the world, after taking on the rest of the globe at the America's Plate competition in New York, and coming out on top.The America's Plate competition —...

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