Little Caesars has inked a 10-store restaurant agreement to expand its presence in New York City. Multi-brand franchisees Suhel Ahmed and Saurabh Desai will develop 10 Little Caesars in the Bronx and upper Manhattan by 2026, with the first store opening later this year, according to a press release.
“New York City is an iconic pizza market, and we’re eager to bring more of our high-quality, great-value products and fast, convenient ordering options to the city,” Jeremy Vitaro, Little Caesars chief development officer, said in the press release. “Convenience is key in a fast-paced city like New York, and our brand’s digital-first offerings — like our Pizza Portal pickup, the first heated, self-serve mobile order pick-up station in the quick service restaurant industry — are ideal for residents there. We’re excited to work with Suhel and Saurabh, who have extensive experience developing restaurants in New York City, to help grow our presence in the market.”
Ahmed and Desai — both New York City natives — have more than 40 years of combined restaurant experience. They also own and operate dozens of franchise locations by other global quick service restaurant chains throughout the city.
“We know how to own and operate a multi-unit franchise business, and we know what brands work in New York City,” said Ahmed. “We chose to franchise with Little Caesars because it has decades of experience as a global pizza chain and because of its recognized value, quality and convenience that revolutionized the pizza industry.”
Little Caesars operates stores in each of the 50 states and 27 countries and territories.