Little Caesars Pizza Closes its Doors
The pizza chain closed its Stoughton location on Halloween. Little Caesars had just celebrated its first anniversary in town in September.
The first drive-through pizza place in the South Shore has closed it doors.
Little Caesars, a franchise located at the corner of Central and Washington Streets, in the former location of a dry cleaner, closed for good on Monday.
The location had just celebrated its first anniversary in Stoughton on Sept. 14 of this year.
Franchise owner Patrick O'Connell had invested heavily in the former business, telling Patch on Tuesday afternoon, that there were high occupancy costs, a large rent, and big up-front expenses for all the permitting necessary for the drive-thru window.
He says it was ironic that they closed on Halloween.
"We had our largest week ever this past week. But, there was simply not enough business to sustain the heavy expenses there," O'Connell said.
Although there is a Little Caesars location in Brockton, this one was the only one O'Connell owned outside of Virginia.
"This was our experiment to try the concept here in Massachusetts. It didn't work," he added.
O'Connell said that he will be moving all the equipment from Stoughton location to his twenty stores in Virginia.
Ten Little Caesars, operated by other owners, remain in Massachusetts.
This location's closing will put more workers on the unemployment roles. Recently, a Friendly's location in Stoughton also closed.