The Little Caesars franchise on North Street in Auburn, New York, has a new look as of December 1st and a new manager.
This franchise location had been closed for a month for remodeling, according to the store attendants. The store got a bit of an overhaul, with new amenities, signs and equipment. An "Under New Management" banner was hung across the storefront to alert local traffic at the intersection of the Arterial and North Street to the change.
District Supervisor David Tompkins confirmed that the Auburn franchise business is under new ownership. While he declined to speak about the change in detail, he did say the transition would improve the store’s overall operations and service. According to Tompkins, the remodel is meant for the customers, who will benefit from faster, more efficient service thanks to the new store layout. Tompkins said the location added inventory equipment, another cash register and new ovens.
Visitors to the franchise business will notice the new equipment immediately upon entering the remodeled storefront. The back entrance, which has a wall of ovens, also features new and bold signage to greet customers.
Little Caesars Auburn employee Brooke Joy noted that the back entrance signage is her favorite new design feature. She’s been at the location for about three months, experiencing both the old design and the new layout. Joy said the store has been busier now since it reopened in December, and the new ovens and extra shelving have cut down on the pizza prep time in a significant way.
Despite the store makeover, Tompkins said the Auburn location would retain its current staffing levels and product selection. According to Tompkins, the ownership change only affects some local Little Caesar locations. Staff at the Auburn location noted that a Syracuse Little Caesars recently underwent a similar remodel.
Tompkins said the remodels are part of the company’s "strive for excellence" and that the new layouts and designs would help bring quality and customer service up to a higher level.
Little Caesars: Image of Innovation
The first Little Caesars location was opened in Michigan by founders Mike and Marian Ilitch in 1959. Since then, the top franchise opportunity has grown and expanded, with locations in every state in the US and some overseas, such as its stores in Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Mexico and even Iceland. Innovation has been crucial to the brand’s success, from its imaginative promotions to unique products such as the Bacon Wrapped Crust Pizza.
Little Caesars is currently on the hunt for franchisees in several areas and is considered a top franchise opportunity. The chain requires a franchisee have a net worth of at least $250,000, with $100,000 or more of that liquid. The total investment for a carryout location ranges from $266,000 to $681,500, with factors such as store size, type and location all affecting the initial investment price tag.
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