By Karen Brainard
A family that has operated Little Caesars pizza franchises throughout California has opened one at 1853 Main St. in the Kmart shopping center.
“My family has been franchisees of Little Caesars for 25 years and I’ve been working for them since 13 years old,” said Andrew Feghali, who operates the Ramona store with his uncle, Eli Feghali.
This is the fourth store the two partners operate. They also have franchises in Lakeside, La Mesa and Santee.
Feghali family members have also managed Little Caesars franchises in Bakersfield.
Andrew Feghali said he moved to San Diego two years ago and was going to open a franchise in Rancho Penasquitos. When he found out a Little Caesars was formerly in Ramona and it did well, he said he looked into starting the business here.
Eli Feghali, who has about 20 Little Caesars franchises, said they were impressed with Ramona.
“I love the people of Ramona,” he said. “Barbara (Worden, chamber ambassador) was so wonderful the way she treated us. We felt really welcome. Everybody was so friendly.”
All the food at Little Caesars is made from scratch, Eli Feghali said. The dough is made fresh every morning, he added.
“Right now everyone wants value,” he said, noting they can offer special deals because of their volume.
The uncle said of his nephew and partner, Andrew, “He’s the operations guy. He really knows how to operate a team.”