Overview and benefits

Overview

Little Caesars is a pizza franchise that operates many locations throughout the United States, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. In the United States, it’s the third largest pizza chain. 

While some of its basic menu items include the Classic Cheese, Hula Hawaiian and 3 Meat Treat pizzas, Little Caesars also offers other lines of products. There’s the HOT-N-READY menu, which is specifically designed for people who are looking for a quick take-out meal. Another popular one is the ExtraMostBestest line. Little Caesars offers a variety of customizations and specialty pizzas like the stuffed crust, Deep!Deep! Dish pizzas or a combination of both. Its menu also includes other items such as wings, bread and salads at some locations.

Website

To learn more about Little Caesars, you can visit its website at https://littlecaesars.com/en-us/.

Number of employees

While there hasn’t been any official release on the number of employees the company has, Little Caesars is placed in the 5,001-10,000 range for number of employees.

Date founded

The first Little Caesars location was opened in 1959 by Mike and Marian Ilitch. It was located in Garden City, Michigan. Sales were recorded in a spiral notebook by Marian herself. In 1962, the first Little Caesars franchise opened its doors in Warren, Michigan which began the restaurants steady growth. By 1969, the company had opened 50 Little Caesars restaurants and had gone international by opening a location in Canada.

In 1979, the company ran its first ad campaign using the famous PIZZA!PIZZA! slogan. And in 1988, Little Caesars began offering its popular deep dish PAN!PAN! pizzas.

Company mission statement

Little Caesars’ mission statement is to be “the best take-home pizza chain by exceeding customer expectations with extraordinary value, great tasting products and outstanding people.” The restaurant has 5 core values that dictate how it achieves the mission statement: 

  • Serve others

  • Own your work

  • Invent something

  • Never give up

  • Be an all-star

Industry

Little Caesars is categorized under the restaurant industry.

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FAQ

How old do you need to be to work at Little Caesars?

To begin at Little Caesars as a crew member or other entry-level position, you must be at least 16 years old. For management positions, the age requirements may be higher.

Does Little Caesars require a drug test?

Most Little Caesars employees report never having to take a drug test for the company. However, this may vary by location.

How much do Little Caesars employees make?

The average hourly rate for a crew member at Little Caesars is $8.89 with pay ranging from $7.25 to $13.75. Hourly rates for management positions are just a few dollars higher. A general manager can expect a rate of around $12.69 per hour, while a restaurant manager can expect around $11.27 per hour.

What are the requirements to work at Little Caesars?

Little Caesars is looking to hire people who fit within its culture. This includes people who work well with others and respect and care about their coworkers. Resourcefulness is a plus, as the company strives to “do more with less,” so they can continue providing customers with low prices. Little Caesars also wants its employees to be humble in their work and protective of Little Caesars’ trade secrets. Overall, the restaurants wants their employees to have fun with their work, while also being responsible.