Orange’s newest pizza store opened its doors on Monday to a stream of eager buyers.
With a marketing strategy including $3.95 pizzas for the first week and staff handing out free slices around the CBD, Little Caesars has opened its ninth Australian store, and the first in regional NSW, in Sale Street.
Director Ernie Koury, who owns all the Australian sites, said his father, Victor, opened the first store in western United States in 1979.
He said an Orange shop was a perfect fit as orange was their corporate colour.
“We are orange, our whole business in orange, we have go to Orange,” he said.
Mr Koury said Little Caesars’ points of difference to other pizza chains in town included having cheaper [from $5 normally] and larger pizzas than competitors, cutting waiting times for some pizzas to just 30 seconds and making them fresh.
“We make everything from scratch, there are no freezers here,” he said.
Home-made pies and coffee are the key ingredients in Orange’s newest coffee shop, a pop-up store in Summer Street.
When Corina Kenny moved her skin and hair health spa to Kite Street the former Mountain Tea House operator saw a chance to re-use the Summer Street space while she still held the lease.
Have A Chat will be run by barista Chris Rothnie.
“Chris is a qualified barista, he is very passionate about it,” she said.
“Our cups are bio-degradable and compostible.”
The pie range includes gluten-free products.
“They’re the same fabulous pies from the Mountain Tea House,” she said.
So, is there room in Orange for another coffee shop?
“Always, if you’ve got good coffee,” she said.
The shop will open from 5.30am-2pm.
“Our main target is the people who work early each day,” she said.
TREASURE TROVE SOLD
The owner of the Worldly Treasures shop in Summer Street, Giuliana Ryan, has announced she is selling the business after 15 years.
In a Facebook post on Monday Ms Ryan said she would finish in August with the business to be taken over by Melissa Miller.
“My treatments, workshops and Yogalates will also cease at the end of August until further notice,” she said.