Anthony Jiron spent six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. For the last 18 years he has worked in top-level financial positions in the hospitality industry, and through the years Anthony always sought opportunities to be in business for himself. Two years ago, he began exploring the idea of owning a franchise.

“I was familiar with Little Caesars and, after learning more about their business model, I thought it would be ideal,” Anthony says. “I must have researched 50 franchises and Little Caesars turned out to be the best fit for me and my family.”

Anthony credits his military background with preparing him for his journey to becoming an owner of a Little Caesars franchise. “It was the discipline and hard work associated with my time in the reserves that really paid dividends,” Anthony says.

“One of the most important things I learned is to lead by example. That will serve me well in business as it does in life.”

While going through the application process, Anthony heard about the Little Caesars Veterans Program, which offers substantial discounts and benefits to U.S. military veterans.

“I am proud to be associated with an organization that supports our military veterans,” he said.

Anthony grew up in Montrose, Colo. and lives there today with his wife and three children and looks forward to operating his new Little Caesars restaurant in his hometown with plans to grow his business in the future.

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