By EMILY RAMSEY
With reported sales growth increases over the last 10 years, Little Caesars pizza, recently announced that the company is looking for a franchisee in order to expand the company into Jenks.
“Jenks is similar to many cities that Little Caesars are in across the country,” says Ed Ader, director of franchise development for Little Caesars. “It is a family community, and we have a family-driven focus; we endeavor to provide value in order to feed entire families inexpensively and fast.”
The company is looking to open near the area of 121st and Elm streets or along Main Street near Elm Street, depending on availability. “We want our location to be convenient,” says Ader, who added that a freestanding location with a drive-thru could be a possibility.
Currently, the Tulsa market, which includes 12 counties, has 21 Little Caesars locations. In addition to Tulsa County, the Tulsa market includes Wagoner County, Claremore, Muskogee, Sapulpa and other surrounding cities.
There are 13 stores in Tulsa County.
“This would be a good opportunity for an individual looking to own a franchise, and we’d love to have someone who is local,” says Ader.
The company likes its franchisees to come from the local community so that they can offer feedback on menu items and offers that would appeal to the community and so that they can get involved in their communities.
One of the popular offers of Little Caesars is its “Hot and Ready” items – pizzas and other items that are ready when customers walk in the door.
Various “Hot and Ready” options that are available depend on the time and day. Items can include cheese, pepperoni, supreme and specialty pizzas, crazy bread, and hot wings.
Regarding the company’s community involvement, 30 years ago, Little Caesars created Love Kitchens – two semi-trucks that travel across the country to provide food to those in areas of need, including disaster areas and high-poverty areas.
“We want our franchisees to get involved when the Love Kitchens come to town,” says Ader. “We want people who want to give back to their community.”