Little Caesars Pizza have been operating in the U.S.A. since 1959 and luckily for me, have chosen Casula of all places to launch their first store in Australia selling what they say are the best pizzas with the lowest prices. They also claim to be the largest takeaway pizza chain in the world. They can't be too far away from the truth as their pizzas have been named 'best value pizza' in America for the past seven years.
The grand opening was offering a free slice and drink so I'd be crazy to spurn the opportunity for a taste test. Ms Pam and I dashed down to get a slice of pizza action. We both agree that the texture, ingredients, flavour and base of the Supreme and Pepperoni pizzas tested add up to one satisfying pizza experience.
But what is unique to the Australian takeaway/drive thru pizza experience according to Little Caesars is that you will be served your pizza in 30 seconds or less. "How do you do it?" I asked. Well they have a limited range of freshly made pizzas that are all ready to go. After a certain time (they didn't tell me how long), they dispose of them (so they say) and replace them with fresh pizzas. If you want a customised pizza, you'll have to wait at least 10 minutes.
Franchisee head honcho Ernest Koury says, "Families with kids can have pizza for less than $2 per serving." Another great value, he noted, is the chain's 14 inch family size Ultimate Supreme pizza which will be priced at $12.95, while most chains would charge the same price for an 11 inch supreme pizza".
Australians will now be able to try what Little Caesars are renowned like their famous DEEP! DEEP! Dish Pizza, a "Detroit-style pizza". It is described as a rectangular pizza that gets its crispy-crunchy edge and chewy inside texture from baking in a custom metal pan coated with buttery garlic and olive oil. Pepperoni, Cheese and an Ultimate Supreme make up the range.