Little Caesars Pizza is continuing its international expansion with its first restaurants in Colombia. The global brand, which currently operates in 26 countries and territories, including in Peru and Chile in South America, will open two stores in Bogotá in August 2020.
The restaurants in Colombia are owned and operated by LCPZ Colombia S.A.S., which is part of the Pequeño Caesarmex family of companies, which also owns and operates Little Caesars locations in Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The first two restaurants in Bogotá will be in the San Cipriano and Prado Veraniego neighborhoods.
“As we continue to expand our global footprint, we are thrilled to bring Little Caesars Pizza to Colombia,” said Paula Vissing, Senior Vice President of International for Little Caesars Pizza. “The pizza market is expected to grow nearly 20 percent in Latin America over the next several years, and Colombia represents a very important new market for us in the region. We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with LCPZ Colombia to introduce the brand in Bogotá.”
Little Caesars Pizza’s signature HOT-N-READY® model gives customers the easy and quick option to simply stop in and carry out a selection of freshly made, great-tasting pizzas and side items without waiting or ordering ahead. This model limits both contact and time spent in store. Additionally, in Colombia, the location in San Cipriano will also feature a drive-thru pick-up window where customers can purchase HOT-N-READY® menu items without leaving their cars.
“Little Caesars is a family owned company and our one of our top priorities will always be the health and safety of our customers and crew,” Vissing said. “The HOT-N-READY model provides customers a great tasting pizza at an everyday affordable price. Now more than ever it is important to offer customers a safe and satisfying meal option for their families.”
Pizzas are baked in 245-degree (Celsius) ovens and only handled with sanitized tools after baking. Globally, the chain has also reinforced cleanliness and sanitization procedures, increasing the frequency of cleaning frequently touched surfaces including door handles, countertops, phones, and cash registers. The stores will also have plexiglass shields on the counter, require face coverings for crew members, and enforce social distancing in lobby areas.
The menu in Colombia will feature several HOT-N-READY® large pizzas including pepperoni, cheese and ham. Other delicious offerings include a Hula Hawaiian pizza and the 4-N-1 pizza, which has four unique and delicious topping combinations on the pizza: cheese; peperoni; peperoni and Italian sausage; and peperoni, green pepper and ham. Chicken wings and Little Caesars signature Crazy Bread® will also be available. The full menu can be found by visiting International.LittleCaesars.com.