Detroit — Little Caesars Pizza, one of the largest pizza chains in the world, is continuing its international expansion with its first restaurants in Colombia. The global brand, which currently operates in 27 countries and territories, including in Peru and Chile in South America, will open two stores in Bogotá this month. 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 located 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,” says Paula Vissing, senior vice president of international for Little Caesars Pizza. “The pizza market is expected to grow nearly 20% 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 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 pickup window.
“Little Caesars is a family-owned company and one of our top priorities will always be the health and safety of our customers and crew,” continues Vissing. “Now more than ever it is important to offer customers a safe and satisfying meal option for their families.”
Additionally, pizzas are baked in 245-degree (Celsius) ovens and only handled with sanitized tools after baking. Around the world, 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.
Over the past several years, Little Caesars Pizza has increased its international presence by opening restaurants in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada, the Caribbean and Asia Pacific. In 2019, Little Caesars opened in Spain, India and Barbados. Little Caesars has aggressive plans to continue growth throughout the world. For more information, visit https://international.littlecaesars.com/.
Headquartered in Detroit, Little Caesars was founded in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant. Today, Little Caesars is the third largest pizza chain in the world (based on net number of stores in 2019), with stores in each of the 50 U.S. states and 27 countries and territories.
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