Why Aren’t Little Caesars $5 Pizzas Always $5?
You've seen and heard the commercials: Little Caesars offers their Hot N Ready pizzas for $5 - right? Well, not always. Sometimes they cost $5.99. Unless they cost more.
There has been a bit of banter on social media about what the discrepancy is, so I figured that I would investigate the situation.
It turns out that local stores are able to set their own pricing in regards to the menu items. While $5 is the suggested price for a large Hot N Ready pepperoni, sausage, or cheese pizza - it can vary from location to location. In this case the $5 in the advertising for the company is a "starting from" price point.
But before you get worked up about the situation, look at this way - even at $5.99, that's still a great value. And it's hardly like Little Caesars is gouging customers; Often, they take a loss or make little profit on these "loss leaders".