Detroit - The next generation of HOT-N-READY® is here as Little Caesars, the pizza chain known for the $5 HOT-N-READY pepperoni pizza, has completed the installation of its proprietary Pizza Portal™ pickup in nearly all of its U.S. stores*. Little Caesars breakthrough Pizza Portal pickup is the FIRST heated, self-service mobile order pickup station in the restaurant industry. The company has combined the convenience of mobile ordering and pre-payment with heated self-service pickup to create an entirely new experience for customers, proving once again that Little Caesars will stop at no end to innovate to always offer value, convenience, and quality for its customers.
“We are constantly striving to enhance the guest experience for all customers no matter how they choose to access Little Caesars,” said David Scrivano, President and CEO of Little Caesars. “We remain deeply committed to our core pillars of value, convenience, and quality, and are continually researching to understand what customers want, both now and in the future. We’re using our Pizza Portal pickup and mobile app to expand our offerings, as well as evolve our business model in an increasingly diverse and digital marketplace.”
Following a successful nationwide rollout, the mobile app and Pizza Portal pickup are emerging as the easiest way for Little Caesars customers to order ahead, then pay and pick up their purchases – providing busy customers with an alternative way to get their favorite menu items. Customers can choose their favorite menu item or create their own pizza via the “custom pizza builder” on the Little Caesars mobile app, where they also pre-pay. The app will notify customers when the order is ready. When customers arrive at the store, their order is ready for them to pick up. They bypass the counter and go directly to the Pizza Portal pickup and input a 3-digit pin or scan a QR code. Then, the door on the secured compartment opens, and they take their hot, fresh order. It’s that simple.
The Little Caesars mobile app is built with pizza-loving customers in mind. Most recently, Touch ID/FINGERPRINT and Face ID login functionality have been added. Other app features include:
The Pizza Portal pickup’s proprietary technology has been co-developed with Apex Supply Chain Technologies®, the world’s leading provider of automated dispensing system, exclusively for Little Caesars.
*Pizza Portal pickup and the Little Caesars Mobile App are available in participating U.S. locations
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Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars was founded in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant. Today, Little Caesars is the third largest pizza chain in the world, with stores in each of the 50 U.S. states and 26 countries and territories.
Known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®, Little Caesars has been named “Best Value in America” for the past twelve years (based on nationwide survey of national quick service restaurant customers conducted by Sandelman & Associates - 2007-2018 entitled “Highest Rated Chain – Value for the Money”). Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes.
An exceptionally high growth company with 60 years of experience in the $145 billion worldwide pizza industry, Little Caesars is continually looking for franchisee candidates to join our team in markets around the world. In addition to providing the opportunity for entrepreneurial independence in a franchise system, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.