Restaurant franchise operator Restaurant Management Group (RMG) is opening a new Little Caesars Pizza restaurant on Tuesday at Unionville-Indian Trail Road in Indian Trail, the first of several Little Caesars’ Hot-N-Ready concept pizza locations planned in the Charlotte area over the next five years, the company announced today.

The new Little Caesars unit at 325 Unionville-Indian Trail Road next to the Wal-Mart is the company’s first entry in the Carolinas and underscores RMG’s confidence in the brand which has enjoyed growth in the value category in recent years.

RMG operates 16 other Little Caesars restaurants in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Virginia and is also the fourth-largest Hardee’s franchisee in the U.S. with 45 restaurants across five states.

RMG has been successful with the Little Caesars concept since it’s purchase of the 16 locations from another franchisee in 2006 and believes it can achieve success in the Charlotte area where two of the company’s principals already live.

“Little Caesars has enjoyed renewed success throughout the country and Charlotte is a dynamic market and wonderful area with a great opportunity for growth of our restaurants,” said RMG President Jack Mangan who lives in Cornelius and works out of the company’s regional office at Concord Airport.

RMG, which has more than 1,800 employees, is based in Kingsport, Tennesse, which is within the company’s largest concentration of Little Caesars and Hardee’s restaurant units.

As part of the company’s entry into the Charlotte area, RMG has hired Sean Mangan as development manager. He will be responsible for identifying restaurant sites in the Charlotte area for the company’s other planned Little Caesars units.

“Our strategy is to partner with proven restaurant brands and achieve great experiences for our customers by being top-notch with our operations” said RMG Chief Executive Officer Craig McClure. “And that will be no different in Charlotte.”

The company has twice been recognized by Hardee’s as its Franchisee of the Year for outstanding performance.

Little Caesars is best known for its $5 large Hot-N-Ready pizza and the new Charlotte location utilizes the latest Little Caesars restaurant design and features pick-up window service.

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