Little Caesars opens

Published 11:07 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Little Caesars Pizza, located at 2010 S. Main St., opened Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

According to Patrick O’Connell, owner of Aces LLC — a Little Caesars franchisee based in Rocky Mount — a ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. with the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce.

He said Farmville Town Manager Gerald Spates and town building and health departments have been excellent to work with.

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“The response from the residents of Farmville — in person and via social media — to the news that we’re opening has been incredibly positive, and we look forward to being part of the community,” O’Connell said.

He previously said the restaurant will be the 22nd Little Caesars location owned and operated by Aces LLC.

O’Connell said the restaurant will provide Hot-N-Ready pizza and will include a drive-thru option, one that he notes is key for Little Caesars locations.

“It’s common in our franchise, so out of our 21 locations, I think 15 of them are drive-thru,” O’Connell said. “But we really think the drive-thru is great; it really steps up the convenience for the customer.”

He said it seems to help the consumer.

“Especially with moms with kids not having to cart everyone out of the car, it’s really convenient for people, so I think that’s the big differentiating concept for us, and then combine that with the big Hot-N-Ready concept, which is pizza ready when you walk in,” O’Connell said. “I think people will be excited about it.”

O’Connell said he started with Little Caesars 10 years ago.

“I wasn’t around, but apparently there was another location with Little Caesars (in Farmville) … I think it was across from the school, but it was 20-plus years ago, so this is officially a return after two decades of being out of town, and we had received inquiries over the years from people in Farmville through Facebook and other means that we should explore returning to the town, and we started looking more into it,” O’Connell said.