From a single store to a global chain, Little Caesars Pizza charted a path to global success starting in 1959 when founders Mike and Marian Ilitch opened their first restaurant in Michigan. By 1962 the brand began franchising, and by 1969, it went international. Today, the brand is the third largest pizza chain in the world 1 and there's no denying that Little Caesars® Pizza is doing something right. Little Caesars has become a household name and is currently operating in 24 countries and territories worldwide with aggressive expansion plans to bring the iconic pizza brand to more countries within the Middle East and beyond. With restaurants on four continents Little Caesars Pizza is known for its value, convenience and its quality tasting pizzas and has been named "Best Value in America" for 12 years in a row.