Global pizza chain Little Caesars has announced this week the singing of a 10-store restaurant agreement to expand its presence in New York City. Multi-brand franchisees Suhel Ahmed and Saurabh Desai signed the deal and as part of it, will develop 10 Little Caesars restaurants in the Bronx and upper Manhattan by 2026. The first opening is scheduled for late 2023.
“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,” said Jeremy Vitaro, Chief Development Officer, Little Caesars. “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 own and operate dozens of franchise locations 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 recognised value, quality and convenience that revolutionised the pizza industry.”
In addition to its planned New York City expansion, the company is looking to grow across the Tri-State area.
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