Veterans in the hospitality and food service industries with more than 50 years of combined experience, Metzger and his business partner Larry Harris expect to open their second Little Caesars store in September on the island of Oahu at 94-450 Mokuola Street. in Waipahu. Metzger and Harris have the exclusive rights to open Little Caesars stores in Hawaii and plan to open upwards of 15 stores over the next five years.
"We believe Hawaii pizza lovers will really appreciate the industry-leading value, quality, and convenience Little Caesars provides," Harris says. "We're pleased to be growing our Little Caesars business across the Hawaiian Islands."
"Little Caesars is growing across the country and is well known for its great value, quick service, and tremendous appeal to families," says David Gray, national vice president, franchise services, Little Caesar Enterprises Inc. "We are eager to serve the residents of Hawaii with delicious Little Caesars pizza and other great tasting products."
Some of the menu items Metzger and Harris will feature in their store include HOT-N-READY® Pizza, Crazy Bread®, Caesar Wings®, and Caesar Dips®. Little Caesars uses high quality ingredients, including dough made fresh in stores, fresh, never-frozen cheese, and sauce made with vine-ripened tomatoes.
"As an executive in the hospitality restaurant industry for years, I was given the opportunity to take over a number of other corporations. But after reviewing Little Caesars' business model and concept, it was the right concept, at the right time for me," Metzger adds. "Little Caesars provided the best opportunity to be my own boss and grow with a company with an established brand."
Giving back to the communities in which Little Caesars does business has been part of the company's philosophy since shortly after the franchise began in 1959. Metzger and Harris recently donated over 300 books to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii, a non-profit organization that helps provide literacy initiatives to schools across the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, they will donate $1.00 for each HOT-N-READY® pizza sold during their first day of business to the organization.