Little Caesars - The Rise and Fall...And Rise Again

Little Caesars is traditionally one of the four largest pizza chains and in my opinion, they do a good job in separating themselves from the others. They're the cheapest AND the fastest, which is especially important for a fast food chain. But from the early 1990's to the mid 2000's, they had some major troubles. This video profiles their rise to popularity, their decline during those years, and how they brought it all back.
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  1. Raymond Jones

    Raymond Jones

    Hora atrás

    Did he say he would go to Pizza Hut for high quality pizza? Everybody knows that the best pizza, especially in a big city is going to come from a local pizzeria. For example, between 1989 and 2000, the best pizza in Indianapolis, IN was Jacks on W. Washington and Belmont, since then that particular Jacks changed where they got their ingredients from and isnt as good. I really miss Little Caesars Extra Extra Large, they were huge. Great video

  2. Sheldon


    10 horas atrás

    Wtf little caesars is 🔥🔥🔥 I love there pizza

  3. Layla Martinez

    Layla Martinez

    13 horas atrás

    I work at Lil Caesars 😂😂

  4. Ron Doe

    Ron Doe

    20 horas atrás

    Little Caesars is ghetto.

  5. Doom Sayer

    Doom Sayer

    21 hora atrás

    Holy fuck !! 😳 I just had little Ceasars ! BR-channel recommendations are getting scary

  6. Icaruspotion


    22 horas atrás

    Little ceasers has the best cheesy bread change my mind

  7. Миша Миша

    Миша Миша

    23 horas atrás

    Hot and fatso

  8. Yevgeny Astafyev

    Yevgeny Astafyev

    Dia atrás

    I don't care it's still trash

  9. Rick Kilimun

    Rick Kilimun

    Dia atrás

    Worst pizza: Upchuck E. Cheese's Little Caesars is good value for the price Pizza Hut is overpriced and overrated

  10. Dianna Barfield

    Dianna Barfield

    Dia atrás

    I worked there and someone dropped a bucket of pizza sauce on the floor and scooped it back into the bucket. They put it in the back to be thrown out but the manger put it back in the fridge / walk in to be used the next day.

  11. Kurt Huber

    Kurt Huber

    Dia atrás

    No mention that Mike Ilitch paid Rosa Parks' rent for 11 years?

  12. ChevyRoll48


    Dia atrás

    Huh... the owners of Little Ceasar's owning the Red Wings would explain how the current Red Wings Arena is known as the Little Ceasar's Arena.

  13. mal naai

    mal naai

    Dia atrás

    you failed to mention the 2008 finance crisis... im sure it helped as the more people became cost conscience

  14. Kat James

    Kat James

    Dia atrás

    Lmao I worked at little Caesar's and it is super labor intensive for the employees. The dough is made fresh everyday, and yes there are tons of pans and dishes to clean. Also you have to sign a paper staying you will not reveal any store secrets, and you are automatically fired if you use your cell while working.

  15. thelhb


    Dia atrás

    I think little Caesar’s pizza tastes way better than any of the other big chains (Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns). The thought that it’s cheap because it doesn’t taste as good, I’ve never thought of. The hot and ready doesn’t taste as good after a while under a heat lamp, but I’ll put the fresh out of the oven pie , ESPECIALLY the deep dish against any of the other 3 big chains pizza any day of the week. Side note: Papa Johns taste like somebody put Hunts Ketchup on old bread. Notice I used Hunts and not Heinz. Heinz is too good to describe Papa Johns.

  16. karlsjr


    Dia atrás

    The Little Caesar's thin crust pizza is good af. I had no idea they'd been around for so long.

  17. I may be a retarded faggot but,

    I may be a retarded faggot but,

    Dia atrás

    1. It tastes like shit 2. It's for poor people

  18. LesClaypool OnBass

    LesClaypool OnBass

    Dia atrás

    I'd actually take a little ceasers 5 dollar pizza than pizza hut

  19. MzJohnson_ Lewis

    MzJohnson_ Lewis

    Dia atrás

    Little Ceasars in Detroit uses to have rib tips. They should bring that back to all locations

  20. Daniel Davis

    Daniel Davis

    Dia atrás

    I may be thrown against the wall for saying it, but... to be honest Pizza Hut is kinda garbage. Every time I get one it's so greasy and kinda salty. Maybe you can say Dominos is better than Little Caesars, but only by just so much.

  21. Chase Ennis

    Chase Ennis

    Dia atrás

    Yo the extra most bestest is 🔥🔥🔥 crazy good for the price

  22. sailorqueen2013


    Dia atrás

    I worked for Little Caesars in high school, it’s good pizza for the price. Everything comes out of a bag or a can...mostly cans.

  23. RedTeamReview


    Dia atrás

    It's a bird....IT'S A PLANE.....NO ITS COMPANY MAN!

  24. ryan barker

    ryan barker

    Dia atrás

    i've seen two LCs near me close over the years, now i'm not sure where there is one. that sucks, cuz i'd get a $5 pizza maybe every couple of months.

  25. GrnXnham


    Dia atrás

    It's all about the price. Even if it's not the best pizza, it isn't bad, and every other pizza place around here is at least double the price. People are willing to to make some concessions if the price is low enough.

  26. Jared Blagg

    Jared Blagg

    Dia atrás

    8:05 yo that’s the little caesers by Daytona beach 😂 this video is trippy asf

  27. SchwerMetall154


    2 dias atrás

    For what one can get from Papa Johns for $30, you can get for $13 at Little Caesar's with the only caveat being reduced quality. But even if quality was reduced by 25%, that's still a good undershot of about $10. In honesty, making the pies $5 a piece is what ultimately started the rise. That and also it was cheap pizza for the poorest Americans during the recession so the price was even more attractive during that time. Now I get it because I'm a cheapskate who wants some 'zza that doesn't make me think about my personal budget.

  28. cory Koscinski

    cory Koscinski

    2 dias atrás

    I'm so glad I live in the area with so many good pizza places that I don't have to eat from these chain restaurants. Central New York is where you want to be for good pizza

  29. Mrs. Waldrop

    Mrs. Waldrop

    2 dias atrás

    I wouldn't call it great pizza, but when I'm exhausted and the kids are hungry, a quick $5 pizza is perfect. Our Little Ceasaers recently added a drive thru, so now it's even better. Unfortunately it's not $5 where I live, its $6. Still a good deal.

  30. gothgirl


    2 dias atrás

    i love dominos... i just wish they were cheaper

  31. You A Snack

    You A Snack

    2 dias atrás

    Growing up my family didn't have that much money so we would get lil ceasers a lot lol

    • Nicky O’Neal

      Nicky O’Neal

      2 dias atrás

      You A Snack I felt this lol

  32. Dakota Rain

    Dakota Rain

    2 dias atrás

    Little Caesars, the go to place for drunk college students 👌🍕

  33. Emilee McClain

    Emilee McClain

    2 dias atrás

    To me Little Caesars (store) pizza is just disgusting. Literally on par with high-school pizza. Their home kits are pretty decent though, also the pizza you get from Comerica Stadium (In Detroit) I heard is pretty good as well. The stadium is owned by the family who owns Little Caesars so no big surprise there on why it is good pizza.

  34. soviet doggo

    soviet doggo

    2 dias atrás

    I fucking love the pizza bread

  35. Robert Frost

    Robert Frost

    2 dias atrás

    deep dish is actually REALLY good.

  36. yotafan 1

    yotafan 1

    2 dias atrás

    Little Caesars is better than Pizza Hut and Dominoes. Hands down.

  37. Dylan G

    Dylan G

    2 dias atrás

    Haha I work at one and a pepperoni is $7.52 haha

  38. drunkrudetat2d


    2 dias atrás

    worst pizza ever

  39. jessie sargent

    jessie sargent

    2 dias atrás

    Little caesar's came in clutch when I was in college. I could eat dinner and then the next morning I'd scramble an egg and put it on top of my leftover pizza.

  40. Steven Madewell

    Steven Madewell

    2 dias atrás

    Little Caesar’s offers legit pizza for an amazingly cheap price. As a kid, they taught my first economics and marketing lessons.

  41. Hardhats & Tools

    Hardhats & Tools

    2 dias atrás

    The owner Mike was friends with Rosa Parks and paid her rent until she died.

  42. Nekotorious


    2 dias atrás

    You wanna know what happened? Little Caesar's has improved over the years. Remember when they didn't put sauce on the crust layer? They do now. Extra thick soft seasoned crust, seasoned tomato sauce, true pizzeria quality pepperoni. Papa John's is great, dispite the fact that at one point, it was declared the official pizza of Donald Trump. Domino's is good but ends up packing a lot of grease seeping down in the box. Sadly Pizza Hut's ingredients have been going down hill in taste, Their ingredients are either extremely watered down or average grocery store quality, the sauce and the grease look like they've been infused.

  43. Hardhats & Tools

    Hardhats & Tools

    2 dias atrás

    The newer little ceasars pizzas are as good or better than pizza hut.

  44. Premium Fruits

    Premium Fruits

    2 dias atrás

    People rag on Little Caesars saying you get what you pay for, but to be honest it's still better pizza than Dominoes. I will never understand people who like Dominoes pizza, their sauce is fucking disgusting, and the day after it's made it's absolutely foul. I guess it's nice they have so many things other than pizza you can order, but maybe they should perfect the pizza itself before they bother with all that other stuff.

  45. Dusty Atomz

    Dusty Atomz

    2 dias atrás

    Piara pizza has $6 pizzas, and better quality. My fam stopped eating little caesars

  46. LunarX


    2 dias atrás

    I was legitimately eating Domino's while watching this haha. I used to be an AVID supporter of Little Caesar's, but the more I went there, the more I saw just how unhappy its employees were, and when the employees aren't happy, the product is bad. Pretty soon I was dealing with 45 minutes lines without so much as a "Sorry to keep you waiting." Then, the pizza would come out burnt, and this has been a gradual shift. Anyone who saw Little Caesar's completely revamp all their stores last year might also agree with me. Their quality has decreased so much that I would GLADLY spend more money on a smaller pizza from Domino's.

  47. cs45933


    3 dias atrás

    Honestly I’d rather have little ceasers then, dominos. To me dominos is honestly garbage. Especially their sauce.

  48. xr7fan


    3 dias atrás

    You actually can dine-in Little Caesars. They have bar stools and tables in at least a few locations that I know of.

  49. Clippy Paperclip

    Clippy Paperclip

    3 dias atrás

    Little ceaser's is for sure good for the price, get high, spend $5 on a pizza, you will be happy for a night

  50. Anthony Le

    Anthony Le

    3 dias atrás

    I think the 5 hot and ready and their expansion into low income areas has attributed to their sales. They really targeted the lower end of the market and it’s a success for them.

  51. Local Loser

    Local Loser

    3 dias atrás

    I'd say my personal favorite from this spot is the bacon wrapped Deep Dish pizza. Also, they got pretty good choices for drinks. Who knew Pepsi went so well with pizza?

  52. Local Loser

    Local Loser

    3 dias atrás

    Let me tell you, I think that pizza buffet, Cici's? From a recent commercial, it seems they are trying to go against Little Caesars.

  53. America Love it Or leave it

    America Love it Or leave it

    3 dias atrás

    Pizza hut is overrated and over priced.

  54. CannibalWHORE22


    3 dias atrás

    I used to live off the hot n ready pizzas when I sadly was an alcoholic and it would fill me up when drinking also would cure me of hangovers. I mean it wasn’t the best pizza but it is good because it is hearty and always easy to pick up. Not too bad probably a C+ pizza

  55. lostintime86


    3 dias atrás

    I'm going to be opening a place called Pizza Treat. Hope I can count on you support.

  56. John Doe

    John Doe

    3 dias atrás

    Just remember people - Pizza is like sex. When it's good, It's REALLY good. And when it's not so good,..... meh, it's still pretty good.

  57. 5pointoh


    3 dias atrás

    I barfed little Caesars once... never again nasty ass cheap trash

  58. Don Kaiser

    Don Kaiser

    3 dias atrás

    Great video and a very entertaining narrative that flows, is not boring, and full of interesting facts. Only thing I would have wanted more is more thoughts and facts on the “RISE AGAIN”. I know its easier using perspective on the “RISE” and “FALL” segments, but just more analysts on how they are staying successful. I personally feel the $5 Hot and Ready was the key component to their comeback. Yes it was cheap pizza but there was no long wait time. If mom or dad are driving home after a long day of work and do not have time to cook, you could call and order pizza which could take an additional 30-60 minutes, or just pop in to Little Caesar’s and grab a few Hot and Ready pizzas. Throw in a drive-thru on some locations and now you have a whole new demographic. Last thought is that when they first launched $5 Hot snd Ready, even though its a cornerstone to their comeback, the quality was bad, below average at best. Now I feel that the quality has improved and they can take that $5 price point and shine it over to a $7 Extra Most Bestest price point which increases quality and revenue. Great video 👍 I hit subscribe and look forward to more of your videos.

  59. Lilsanders


    3 dias atrás

    I remember eating little ceasers at kmart as a kid

  60. Brian Kelleher

    Brian Kelleher

    3 dias atrás

    When did Sizzling Platter get involved?

  61. Jared Blagg

    Jared Blagg

    3 dias atrás

    I fucking work at Little Caesars it’s lit tbh😂😂 Edit( bro I got work tomorrow 8-7 wtf)

  62. Nunya Damn Bidness

    Nunya Damn Bidness

    3 dias atrás

    Little caesars used to deliver. Little ceasars receded before papa johns really took hold.

  63. Nunya Damn Bidness

    Nunya Damn Bidness

    3 dias atrás

    They will surpass pizza butt soon. Its gross. Little caesars is the best most consistent pizza in the game. Pizza hut is not only gross now but its expensive enough to make me go to a fancy chain like deweys when i want something more substantial. Papa johns uses canned sauce and racial slurs. Dominos is good but terribly inconsistent. All of them have dropped the ball on wings. I want to start my own chain where all the food is good!

  64. Montage Matador

    Montage Matador

    3 dias atrás

    10:17 has to be an old Family Video(or maybe its in FV, but I thought they had Marcos Pizza)

  65. Biker Jim

    Biker Jim

    3 dias atrás

    Little Caesers tastes like someone threw up on dough.

  66. Emerald Raid

    Emerald Raid

    3 dias atrás

    i would say as of now for the price the pizza is very good but if u wanted real quality pizza i would go to pizza hut theres are in general less greesy

    • Lindsey Summers

      Lindsey Summers

      2 dias atrás

      I don't think I can disagree more. Pizza Hut pizza, as I recall it (haven't eaten there in years) was always dripping with grease. And that is but one reason I quit eating there.

  67. Zac


    3 dias atrás

    How did it fall in the 90's? that was when the pizza was perfect everywhere you ordered it. Quality went to shit when they stopped serving the original deep dish, and started this hot n nasty disease. Deep dish pizza from 02, no.. there was the deep dish square pizza, not very deep just right from early 90's. The deep dish based off that italian cheese bread that makes horrrid pizza, all dough, nearly all fried, or not cooked enough disease shit garbage only came out like 2010? West Coast, Mid west.

  68. Zac


    3 dias atrás

    whoa! if our little caesars made pizza like your's holy shit, i'd eat there every week. You don't know awful hot n nasty like we do!

  69. George Proctor

    George Proctor

    4 dias atrás

    Going to Little Caesars after this video.... Enough said!

  70. Jake Kerby

    Jake Kerby

    4 dias atrás

    One reason why Little Caesar’s is so cheap is because they make the dough in house. All the other companies mentioned use frozen pre-made dough that is actually more expensive than making it yourself. I learned this after working at a few places including Little Caesar’s where I would see how much frozen pre-made dough costs compared to that of Little Caesar’s. It also make me want to eat there more knowing their dough is fresh and not frozen.

  71. Xander HOlland

    Xander HOlland

    4 dias atrás

    Little Caesars founders also paid for Rosa Parks' living situation for several years until her death. It was only known later since they didn't want to publicize the deal.

  72. baterie srl

    baterie srl

    4 dias atrás

    i like them but 20$ for a pizza .... so expensive :( i can say thank you to high min wage for that ...

  73. Sir Doggo

    Sir Doggo

    4 dias atrás

    The real reason they’re rising: Stuffed Crust

  74. Animal life

    Animal life

    4 dias atrás

    Little caesars is probably best

  75. Pierre Smith

    Pierre Smith

    4 dias atrás

    pizza hut and dominos idc what anyone says

  76. . Jason

    . Jason

    4 dias atrás

    The best $5 pizza you can get.

    • . Jason

      . Jason

      Dia atrás

      @DecimateGamer91 You do understand that not everyone lives by a pizza place that charges $6. Little Caesars is all across the country, not just in CA.

    • DecimateGamer91


      Dia atrás

      @. Jason it's call pizza fuego in corona, CA. I actually just looked and they up'd the price to $6 now. It's been a few months since I've gone but even at a $1 more it's a little more worth it to me for the quality

    • . Jason

      . Jason

      Dia atrás

      @DecimateGamer91 what's the name of the pizza place?

    • DecimateGamer91


      Dia atrás

      Nah for .50 more I can get way better pizza from my local pizzeria

  77. M Nadke

    M Nadke

    4 dias atrás

    Bullshit site.

  78. Polly ThePengiun

    Polly ThePengiun

    4 dias atrás

    Little Caesarea has always and will CONTINUE to always be my favorite pizza place. Yes Pizza Hut tastes better and YES Dominos has that amazing crust (I get dominos a lot too) but $5 for a large pizza? And the taste isn’t bad and to me (this is controversial) it’s actually pretty good. Maybe that’s just because I’ve had it my whole life but I can definitely say I will ALWAYS go to Little Caesars before any other place first.

  79. Rikka Cup

    Rikka Cup

    4 dias atrás

    The fucking cheese sticks or whatever you call them

  80. ketherga


    4 dias atrás

    I have had knock off Little Ceasars. There are some things no man should have to experience.

  81. James Bemis

    James Bemis

    4 dias atrás

    Love that pretzel crust pizza. Mmmm

  82. raymondspogo


    4 dias atrás

    If o was going out for a high quality pizza I wouldn't go to any of the big four pizza places. They all are ok for the money you pay.

  83. twstrchasr


    4 dias atrás

    What about Pizza Inn ? What happened to them ? I used to love their pizza !!

  84. M Hall

    M Hall

    4 dias atrás

    Most lucrative sports injury ever!

  85. CSDigitalDesign


    5 dias atrás

    Yummmm, cardboard with fake cheese! Or at least that's what it tastes like. I don't know who is buying these but I guess somebody is.

  86. Tom-Tom Tom

    Tom-Tom Tom

    5 dias atrás

    OK, I'm hungry now!

  87. Hans Moleman

    Hans Moleman

    5 dias atrás

    it's interesting, along with owning the red wings and tigers, they recently bought the naming rights to little caesar's arena where the pistons play. they really are all detroit.... only thing missing is the lions

  88. Gamer josh

    Gamer josh

    5 dias atrás

    I think a majority of people, including me, can agree that the pizza is great just for the price. However if I have the money, Domino's all the way.

  89. Phaenix _

    Phaenix _

    5 dias atrás

    I don't have a problem with Ceasers as whole but the one store I worked at is garbage. Management, turnover rate, no one worked by the rules, and the workplace is disgusting.

  90. shxbie


    5 dias atrás

    Little cesars is fire 100 100

  91. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris

    5 dias atrás

    If you want to try a good $5 pizza try frechettas 5 cheese pizza. Its a frozen pizza. But its way better than any frozen pizza should be.

  92. Chloe Cecilia

    Chloe Cecilia

    5 dias atrás

    10:34 why is this little Ceasars in a Family Video building lol

  93. playboymaxim


    5 dias atrás

    That $5.00 hot and ready is the best deal in fast food, IMO. With PEPPERONI lol

  94. your not helping me your making me sad

    your not helping me your making me sad

    5 dias atrás

    actual ceaser: what is this red sauce, it looks like fish sauce but it tastes different...

  95. krrrruptidsoless


    5 dias atrás

    I never ate their pizza but I liked their ad saying pizza pizza

  96. Johnny McCollum

    Johnny McCollum

    5 dias atrás

    Watched a 12 minute video about pizza Got heartburn, fml

  97. AceOf Spadz

    AceOf Spadz

    5 dias atrás

    all 4 of those chains are trash LOL corp pizza sucks

  98. PseudoKirby


    5 dias atrás

    little casars was good when their pizza was the cheapest you could get premade, but now dominos beats them out

  99. Surreal Brain

    Surreal Brain

    5 dias atrás

    I know the local Little Ceaser's had a period where they closed in 2005 and got replaced by a smaller chain that had even lower quality pizza, but we took it because they filled the void left behind by Little Ceaser's. They weren't the only ones that got replaced, either. However, when Little Ceaser's really started making their comeback, they became fierce competitors of this smaller in some towns...and in my hometown, as if taking revenge for what happened, the smaller chain closed, and Little Ceaser's actually took back the spot that was originally theirs to begin with.

  100. Andrew Mayes

    Andrew Mayes

    5 dias atrás

    It's all about Dominos!

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