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Little Caesars

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Little Caesars was founded in Garden City, MI in 1959. The company began franchising in the 1960s and there are now about 5,000 locations worldwide. The revolving sign with the pizza-eating character was introduced in 1962 at the company's third location in Westland, MI. This location is still operating today and the statue is still there (see below). The remaining Little Caesars statues are predominantly located in Michigan. The fiberglass statue is about 12 feet tall and weighs about 800 pounds. The original statues wore white togas. The toga color was later changed to orange. Up until the early 1980s, the statues were used in other states, especially in college towns. Production of the statues was discontinued due to increasing sign regulations. There are now only about 22 of these statues left. For more, see this website.

Little Caesars
Allen Park, MI
Little Caesars
East Lansing, MI
Little Caesars
Detroit, MI
Little Caesars
Detroit, MI
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Detroit, MI
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Flint, MI
Little Caesars
Flint, MI
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Flint, MI
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Burton, MI
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Westland, MI
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Ann Arbor, MI
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Highland Park, MI
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Williamsburg, KY
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Clanton, AL
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Toledo, OH
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Toledo, OH
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Arvin, CA
Little Caesars
North Little Rock, AR
Flint has three statues at different locations. Detroit has at least five. Nearby Burton also has a white-toga statue that's in great shape. [third Detroit photo thanks Mark Comstock] [Allen Park map]; [East Lansing map]; [Detroit map]; [Detroit map]; [Detroit map]; [Detroit map]; [Detroit map]; [Burton map]; [Flint map]; [Flint map]; [Flint map]

The Westland statue was originally installed on a column. By the late 1960s, it was moved to the top of the restaurant. [photos thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

The Ann Arbor location apparently had a pole sign that got moved to the roof. [photos thanks Mark Comstock] [map]

The Highland Park statue is still displayed on a pole. [map]

The Williamsburg and Clanton locations and the others in the next row are the only Little Caesars statues that I have seen outside of Michigan. There may be more of these statues hiding in the South. Let me know if you find any. [Williamsburg map]; [Clanton map]

There are two Little Caesars locations with statues in Toledo. One is on a pole sign while the other is on the roof. [sign map]; [roof map]

The Little Caesar location in Arvin has the only statue that I know of in the Western United States. There was a theatre on the property that was demolished in 1999. Therefore, this building is from sometime after that. One source says this location opened in 2007. I don't know where the statue came from. [map]

The North Little Rock statue is located in front of Little Caesars' general offices. [map]

Little Caesars
Davenport Ave.
Saginaw, MI

Little Caesars
Dixie Highway
Saginaw, MI

Little Caesars
Bay City, MI
In addition to the Little Caesars pole signs, there are some early locations with the statues in relief on the exteriors of the buildings. I believe these buildings were built in the late 1960s. If you know of any others not shown here, I'd love to hear about them.

There are two Saginaw locations with this style building. [Davenport map]; [Dixie Highway map]

This Bay City location might have been built later or it might be from the 1960s and remodeled later. The "Pizza! Pizza!" advertising campaign began in 1971. The relief statue on the building is larger than those on the Saginaw buildings and doesn't stand on columns. He also wears the earlier white toga. By 2015, the statue on the sign was gone. The building had been remodeled but the relief statue was still there. [map]

More Little Caesars statues:
Vandalia, IL [map]
Canton, MI
Grand Rapids, MI [map]
La Vergne, TN

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