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  • Leading American Pizza Chain’s Inaugural UK Restaurants to Open in Derby, London and Liverpool, England   

Little Caesars® Pizza, the third largest pizza chain in the world*, is furthering its international expansion with its first restaurants in the United Kingdom. The global brand, which currently operates in 27 countries and territories, will celebrate the grand opening of its first store in Derby, England in December, followed by two stores in London and a store in Liverpool early next year.

“As we continue to expand around the world, we are thrilled to bring Little Caesars Pizza and our globally recognized value, quality and convenience to the U.K.,” said Paula Vissing, chief operating officer for Little Caesars Pizza. “The U.K. is an extremely important new market for us given its powerful and fiercely independent economy. We expect to open many new stores there over the next several years, and we are excited to be entering with such strong franchisee groups in Derby, London and Liverpool.”

Over the past few years, Little Caesars Pizza has amplified its international presence with restaurant openings in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. Little Caesars Pizza has ambitious plans to continue expanding throughout Europe with a specific focus on the U.K. and is actively seeking franchisees interested in joining the world-renowned brand. 

“The U.K. pizza industry is valued at over $3 billion and is expected to continue growing year-over-year,” shared Jeremy Vitaro, chief development officer for Little Caesars Pizza. “Now is the time to capitalize on that growth momentum. We are seeking additional franchisees who are interested in entering into area developer agreements in London as well as other territories, including southern England, Scotland and Ireland.” 

Little Caesars Pizza is a family-owned company with more than 60 years of experience and a steadfast commitment to innovation. Nearly 20 years ago, the brand revolutionized the global pizza industry with its signature HOT-N-READY® model, which gives customers the easy and quick option to simply stop in and take away a freshly made, piping-hot, large pizza and side items without waiting or ordering ahead. Not only are the products made with fresh, natural ingredients, but they are sold at an all-day value every day, providing an excellent meal option for families and individuals. The concept quickly took off in the United States and spread to other Little Caesars Pizza markets around the world.    

“Little Caesars has developed a simple, yet powerful business model designed to give consumers what they really want,” added Vissing. “It’s the perfect combination of quality, convenience and value. HOT-N-READY offers high-quality American-style pizzas at an affordable price, lower than the competition, which is especially compelling in today’s economic climate.”

The menus in Derby and London will feature several HOT-N-READY® large pizzas, including Pepperoni and Margherita. Other delicious offerings include the Mushroom Deluxe, the Three Meat Treat, a Pepperoni, Italian Sausage and Bacon, and many others. Veggie Crazy Puffs  and Little Caesars signature Crazy Bread® are also available. All pizzas on the menu are large, at 30.5 cm.  

For more information on the menu and store locations in the U.K., visit gb.littlecaesars.com. To learn more about development and growth opportunities in the region, visit International.LittleCaesars.com.