Little Caesars to open near 35th and Woodlawn

WICHITA — A third Little Caesars franchise group is opening a restaurant in Wichita.

Brothers David and Darren Graf, who have Caesars of Oz, are opening a Little Caesars carryout restaurant between the Smashburger and City Bites near 35th and Woodlawn.

They opened their first two franchises in Hutchinson and Newton.

“Basically shine your penny and corporate notices,” David Graf says of why he gets to come to Wichita now.

The Woodlawn site was not his first choice, but he says corporate is careful about letting franchisees open too close to each other.

The nearest Little Caesars is at Central and Woodlawn.

“We’re not right on top of each other,” David Graf says. “The demographics are so thick . . . we don’t think there’s going to be a problem or they wouldn’t let me go there.”

Other Wichita sites are a possibility for the brothers in the future.

There are already six Little Caesars locations in the Wichita area, including Derby.

The Graf brothers also are looking to Andover and El Dorado.

They expect to open on Woodlawn in early May. We’ll keep you posted on an opening date.