Little Caesars Pizza, the third largest pizza chain in the world*, is growing its presence in Colombia with its first restaurants in Cali. The global brand—which is based in Detroit, Michigan and currently operates in 27 countries and territories—will open a store located at Av Roosevelt and 37 in Cali on August 16, with plans to open more locations in the city over the next few years.
“LCPZ Colombia is a proven franchisee not only in Colombia but throughout Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and we’re thrilled to expand our brand with them in Cali,” said Jeremy Vitaro, Little Caesars chief development officer. “Colombia is a key market for us in Latin America, especially as the pizza market continues to grow in that region. We have a strong presence in Bogotá, and it only made sense to develop next in one of Colombia’s largest cities, where we now can offer our signature, high-quality pizza at a great price.”
This announcement marks the second anniversary of Little Caesars Pizza in Colombia. The chain opened there in 2020 with two stores in Bogotá, and it now has nine locations across the country. Little Caesars aims to continue its expansion efforts with plans for double-digit store growth over the next four years.
“Since our launch in Colombia, we’ve served an estimated 1.3 million pizzas to more than 1 million people and created over 300 employment opportunities for Colombian citizens,” said Jaime Press, country manager for franchisee LCPZ in Colombia. “We look forward to serving more communities across Colombia with our recognized value, quality and convenience as we expand our footprint.”
Little Caesars Pizza is the only pizzeria to offer its signature HOT-N-READY® model in Colombia, giving customers the easy and quick option to simply stop in and carry out a selection of freshly made, great-tasting pizzas and side items at an affordable price without waiting or ordering ahead. Additionally, the stores in Bogotá located at Calle 170, Av. El Dorado and Madelena feature a drive-thru where customers can purchase HOT-N-READY® menu items without leaving their cars.
The menu in the Cali store will feature favorites from the other Colombian locations, including pepperoni and cheese HOT-N-READY® pizzas. To celebrate its grand opening, for a limited time, the Cali store will also offer the EXTRA!EXTRA! pizza, which features half with extra pepperoni and the other with extra signature cheeses. Other delicious offerings include the 4-N-1 pizza, which has four unique and delicious topping combinations: cheese; pepperoni; pepperoni and Italian sausage; and pepperoni, green pepper and ham. Little Caesars signature Crazy Bread® and Crazy Puffs will also be available. All pizzas on the menu are large, 35 cm.
Little Caesars Pizza has increased its international presence by recently opening restaurants in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific. Over the last few years, the chain has opened stores in Spain, Singapore, Chile, Peru and many others. It has plans to enter the United Kingdom and Portugal later this year.
With aggressive plans to continue growth throughout the world, Little Caesars Pizza is actively seeking entrepreneurs, focusing specifically on markets in South America, Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Visit International.LittleCaesars.com for more information about franchising opportunities.