Little Caesars Is Delivering Pizzas for the First Time in 60 Years of Operation
After six decades, the world's third-largest pizza chain will now offer delivery right to your doorstep.
That's right: Little Caesars, the 60-year-old chain most famous for quick and easy pick-up, will no longer just be a pick-up pizza place. Known for its inexpensive pizza pies—namely its Detroit-style DEEP!DEEP! pan pizza and garlic-loaded Crazy Bread—the chain has teamed up with delivery service DoorDash to help take your order directly to your home. What's more? The price is still right.
"We've seen such expensive and complex pricings throughout the pizza industry, and we think it's crazy," said David Scrivano, the president and CEO of Little Caesars. "Some chains require a minimum purchase to get their deals, or the discount pricing is only available on carry-out orders. We're excited to bring much needed affordability to delivered pizza. … Now you can get an amazing value whether you walk in our door or we deliver to yours."
So, just how cheap is the delivery fee? A spokesperson from Little Caesars told the Wall Street Journal that delivery will cost $2.99 in addition to a 10 percent service fee, which won't exceed $3.00. Keep in mind, though, that one of the most popular orders at the pizza chain is its most basic pizza—which goes for just $5.00. If you go that route, you're looking at total bill of $8.49.
So, why did the famously "hot-n-ready" pizza chain decide to add a delivery option now? Well, inspiration likely spurred in response to the ever-increasing demand for online delivery, with services like Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Postmates also dominating the scene. Starting today, almost all of Little Caesars' storefronts in the U.S. and Canada will be offering delivery—so feel free to skip the car ride. And if you're really a pizza fan, don't miss these 50 Mouthwatering Facts About Pizza.