Little Caesars opens third store in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. — A little more than three weeks ago, Little Caesars opened a new store at 3231 W. Palmetto St., the chain’s third restaurant in Florence.
Tripp Kelly, owner and operator of the three stores, said he hopes the new location will be more convenient for many Florence residents who live on the west side of town.
“People are heading home and it’s just a convenience for them,” Kelly said. “A lot of people have parties out at Ebenezer Park, so they’re able to stop by and get some pizza. We just know that there were many neighborhoods that we can reach more efficiently as a result.”
Kelly said the goal for Little Caesars was to be able to serve the entire community of Florence.
“We’re able to serve the south side and the middle. Now, we can serve this side of town, as well,” Kelly said.
The new Little Caesars location has a drive-thru and online ordering. Kelly said that customers can download an app on their smartphone and place their order so that it is ready for pick up.
“We’ll have it ready when you come to the store,” Kelly said. “I believe it’s the best pizza for the price. We make our dough every day. It’s just a great family business. It’s a privately held company and it’s been a great franchise to work with, they really give you all the help you need.”
Kelly said he is hoping to have the store’s “pizza portals” delivered and installed within the next few weeks. The “pizza portal” can be used by customers who place their order online through the app. After placing their order, customers can come inside the store and scan the barcode given to them through the app at the pizza portal. After scanning, the pizza portal will open up a door with the customer’s order inside.
“The hope is to make things just a bit more convenient,” Kelly said. “We’re really excited to see how the customers like it and hopefully it makes things a little faster for them.”
Kelly said the new store added around 30 new employees. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit littlecaesars.com or download the Little Caesars app.