Photo by Jennie McGhan
The Little Caesar’s sign on the back of the new Grandview location is hoisted in the air for placement on the building at 900 West Wine Country Road last Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, December 5, 2018
GRANDVIEW The doors were opened last Tuesday, Nov. 27, and the signs hoisted in the air the following day.
Staff was bustling about, learning its duties in the kitchen and front counter when Little Caesar’s owner Aurelio Castaneda took time to explain his desire to provide new customers another pizza option in Grandview.
“Even without the signs, we had foot traffic,” he said of the soft opening at 900 West Wine Country Road.
That was good for training the staff, he said.
Castaneda owns a Little Caesars in Hermiston, and said he chose to open his second restaurant in Grandview because he saw a need in the community.
Between Grandview and Prosser, he estimates there are about 30,000 people and the market needed a restaurant like his.
“The goal is to serve quickly,” Castaneda said, explaining the Little Caesar’s strategy for meeting the needs of customers.
“We want to be heroes for those who are busy,” he said.
People will soon be able to order their pizzas, crazy bread and other menu items from the restaurant’s online application. They will have access to their order in a pizza portal at which there is a console to enter a code.
That means they can grab their order and go, Castaneda said, explaining there is no need to wait.
There is also a drive-up window at the location, which will soon be providing customers another way to get their pizza.
“We want to be kings of convenience,” Castaneda said.
He is also looking forward to working with schools and other organizations in the community. The local franchise offers fundraising opportunities.
Pizza certificates are made at the local franchise for sales.
“Pizza kits are an online only fundraiser, so this is different… it is offered at the local level,” Castaneda said.
The eatery hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.
Call-in orders can be made at 509-402-9066.