Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan in 1959. In business for more than 50 years, Little Caesars has become an industry leader by offering quality products and outstanding value to customers.As a family owned company, Little Caesars takes an active interest in the professional growth and development of its team members, and provides them with the tools and training to be successful.
Recognized as the fastest growing pizza chain in America (based on 2011 U.S. store growth), Little Caesars is growing in prime markets all over the world, and offers strong franchise candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system, outstanding value, convenience, and quality for customers and a simple operating model. In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Uptown Entertainment, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities. Michael Ilitch owns the Detroit Tigers. Marian Ilitch owns MotorCity Casino Hotel.