Little Caesars increased the price of its iconic Hot-N-Ready pizzas from $5 to $5.55 due to inflation, sparking outrage on social media. Now a Little Caesars customer has gone viral on TikTok after her daughter posted her reaction to the change.
The viral video was posted by TikTok user Teresa (@teressamarria). It starts with Teresa’s mother getting in the car and explaining that she gave the cashier ten dollars and only got a dime back.
“Listen, they’ve got the damn pepperoni pizza now [for] something like nine,” she said.
Teresa’s mom claimed the pizza went from $5.99 to $6.99, but Little Caesars only noticed the 55-cent change. However, according to Little Caesars’ online ordering option, a classic pepperoni pizza can cost $5.55, $6.79, or $6.99. The price seems to vary by region and whether a customer chooses pickup or delivery.
@terresamarria I remember when it was only $5 #momsoftiktok #tiktokmom #momsover50 #momlife #funnymom #crazymom #littlecaesars #pizza #pizzalover #pizzapizza #fyp ♬ Original sound – Teresa
The video ends with Teresa’s mother comparing Little Caesars to Pizza Guys, another pizzeria she frequents as their prices have also gone up.
Users in the comments section were amazed by the price change.
“Inflation is crazy everything is increasing except my paycheck,” wrote one user.
“FOR LITTLE CAESARS!!!!! Y’all need to start making your own pizza,” joked another.
“I AM REGRET THAT HAPPENED TO ME TOO,” wrote a third user.
Other users, including those who claim to work for Little Caesars, shared how much the same pizza costs in their respective regions.
“It’s still 5 here in Oregon,” commented one viewer.
“It’s $6 in Ohio,” shared a second
“This is so funny I work at Little Caesar’s and a lady complained because our pizzas are now $8,” wrote a third.
“Now $9.23 here in Cali. I get yelled at every day,” claimed user @hippiexlena. In response to other users claiming that the price in California was closer to $6, @hippiexlena provided an explanation as to why prices can vary. “Yes, depends on whether it’s a corporate location or a franchise,” the user wrote.
The Daily Dot contacted Teresa and Little Caesars via email.
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*Initial publication: December 28, 2022 at 5:21 pm CST
Lauren Castro is a reporter from Austin, Texas.
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