Wants to be in El Dorado

Little Caesars is working to bring its business to El Dorado.
On Oct. 11 the “Hot-N-Ready” niched Little Caesars Pizza opened new locations in three states nationwide: Missouri, Louisiana and Texas.
According to Director of Franchise Development at Little Caesars Enterprises Ed Ader, adding an El Dorado franchise is the logical next step.
“We want to bring Little Caesars to El Dorado,” Ader said. “It is a great little town  as far as we are concerned.”
With a plethora of Kansas pizza pick-up locations in Coffeyville, Independence, Andover and Wichita, Little Caesars has yet to make the move into Butler County.
However, if the company finds a local franchisee, that may change.
“We do not have any stores in Butler County yet,” Ader said.
Ader went on to tell of how Little Caesars would prefer to have a Butler County resident take the reigns as one its franchise business owners.
“We have talked to several people and we want someone local,” he said.
Additionally, Little Caesars is looking to diversify its business model by offering their franchisees multiple store ownership opportunities.
“We want to find the best available location,” he said.
For Ader, the best store location would be a building in El Dorado that consists of at least 1,400 square feet of floor space.
Ader also added that any new owners should be involved with the community at large in the city of El Dorado.
“We encourage are franchisees to be involved in communities as well is give back to them,” he said.
As well as adding a new order out pizza stop to El Dorado, Little Caesars would indeed have the capability of giving back to El Dorado.
Little Caesars offers a community outreach program called Little Caesars Love Kitchen which offers free pizzas and food to those locals in need of a meal.
Ader is confident that Little Caesars would be a success in  El Dorado.
“Out niche is hot and ready and it’s different, which is what people want,” he said.
If all goes to plan, a Little Caesars Pizza could be opening its doors in El Dorado within the next six months.  

Matt Cooper can be reached at mcooper@butlercountytimesgazette.com.