There is a new pizza place in town and it will open this week.
Little Caesars, 920 S. Neosho Boulevard (Unit E), will open Monday with a soft opening and their grand opening will follow on Thursday.
Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and then from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Their phone number is 451-4100.
The owners are mother and daughter, Linda Logan and Julie Yandell, respectively, who said they are excited about the opening.
“We have been looking and try to finding a place for about the last four years, we wanted to be there,” said Logan. “We wanted the boulevard.”
The owners have other locations for the popular chain, including Joplin, Webb City, Carthage and Bentonville, Ark.
They started on this new endeavor five years ago.
“I was retired and living in Hawaii,” said Logan. “My daughter was a realtor here in California. The fellow that is out here in California owns about 20 Little Caesars, he went to church with us and said, ‘look into it.’ The only place that we could get that was warmer weather than Nebraska and Maine was Southwest Missouri opening up. And that is how we ended up in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.”
The Neosho location’s menu choices include the famous Crazy Bread, Hot-N-Ready pizzas (which are either cheese, or pepperoni or sausage) or the customers can pick their toppings.
Explaining the Hot-N-Ready option, Logan said, “If you walk in at anytime, we have them Hot-N-Ready, those are there all of the time. Then we will have if they call in advance, they can have any type of topping basically or if they want to wait like 10 minutes, they can order them when they walk in. It is all take out, there is no eating in and no delivery.”
Customers will also have a choice of pizza crust from either thin or deep-dish crust.
“We use fresh dough, every day, we make that dough out of flour, oil and yeast right there on that location and the same with our sauce,” she said. “We use all fresh cheese, it is never frozen.”
The business will employ between 20-25 people.