Little Caesars Enterprises Inc. has named industry veteran Jeremy Vitaro to the new position of chief development officer, responsible for new-unit growth at the brand, the company said Monday.
The Detroit-based pizza brand said Vitaro, left, most recently served as vice president of U.S. development at Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., where he held various franchise leadership positions over the past 18 years.
“Little Caesars is experiencing one of its largest periods of domestic and international expansion in its 60-plus year history,” said David Scrivano, president and CEO of Little Caesars, in a statement.
Little Caesars is now in 27 countries and territories, most recently entering Colombia, Singapore, Peru and Chile. Later this year, new stores are scheduled to open in Portugal, Russia and the United Kingdom, the company said.
Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, Vitaro lived in Italy and worked with such companies as Casoni S.P.A. and the Benedict Group in various franchise leadership roles.
“Little Caesars is poised to experience further exponential growth due to its affordable prices, quality products and rewarding business model,” Vitaro said. “I look forward to helping guide Little Caesars toward continued success and working with entrepreneurs interested in growth opportunities.”
Little Caesars, founded in 1959 by Mike and Marian Ilitch, has more than 4,000 units in the United States.
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