U.S. Military Veteran Becomes Business Owner Under Little Caesars Veterans Program

Greenwood, Miss. - Little Caesars® Pizza today proudly celebrates the grand opening of another store under the Little Caesars Veterans Program, as former U.S. Marine Corp. Lance Corporal, Scott Newburn opens his Little Caesars Pizza restaurant at 603 Viola Sanders Dr. – Suite 500 in Greenwood, Mississippi.

“I was ecstatic when I heard about this franchise opportunity from my cousin, Mark, who is also an owner of a Little Caesars franchise,” said Newburn. “After receiving more details about the Little Caesars Veterans Program, I knew immediately that this is what I wanted to do.”

Newburn grew up in Mobile, Ala. He is a former Brigham Young University student who enrolled in 2004 to pursue a degree in facility and property management. Newburn joined the Marine Corp Reserve in May 2006 and was deployed to Iraq in June 2007.

“It’s important to me that my name is associated with a quality business, and Little Caesars offers that opportunity,” said Newburn. “I’ve worked extremely hard in everything I’ve done my entire life. I look forward to starting a new chapter in my life as a Little Caesars franchise owner in Greenwood.”

Some of the menu items Newburn will feature in his store include HOT-N-READY® Pizza, Crazy Bread®, Caesar Wings® and Caesar Dips®.

The Little Caesars Veterans Program was created in 2006 to thank veterans for their service and provide them with career opportunities when they transition to civilian life or seek a change.

“The Little Caesars Veterans Program is a great way for veterans to explore different career options when their service is complete,” said Bob Mazziotti, vice president U.S. Development, Little Caesars Pizza. “I’m confident Scott will utilize the leadership skills learned in the Marines as he runs his Little Caesars store.”

Since the program launched, interest has remained high in the Little Caesars Veterans Program. More than 65 veterans have collectively benefited from more than $1.5 million in credits and discounts to open their Little Caesars stores. A dozen veterans have already built a second or third Little Caesars store, with plans to build more.

About Little Caesars Pizza

Little Caesars Pizza founders Michael and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Garden City, Michigan, in 1959. Little Caesars, the fastest growing pizza chain, built more stores in the world in 2010 than any other pizza brand and today is the largest carryout chain globally with restaurants on four continents. Little Caesars is growing in prime markets across the country, and is offering strong franchisee candidates an opportunity for independence with a proven system. For the fourth year in a row, Little Caesars was named “Best Value in America”* of all quick-serve restaurant chains. In addition, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.

In addition to Little Caesars Pizza, Michael and Marian Ilitch’s 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.

For more information about Little Caesars Pizza and available franchise opportunities, visit www.LittleCaesars.com <http://www.LittleCaesars.com> or call 1.800.553.5776.

* “Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money” based on a nationwide survey of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates, 2010

Contacts

Kevin Zywiol
Marx Layne & Company
31420 Northwestern Highway, Suite 100
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
www.marxlayne.com

Office: 248-855-6777
Mobile: 248-933-1205
E-mail: kzywiol@marxlayne.com
Twitter: @KevinZywiol

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