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April 13, 2024

Little Caesars Express opens in Hiddenite

PIZZERIA OPENS IN HIDDENITE — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held October 8, 2019, at the new Little Caesars Express, located at 5190 NC Hwy. 90 East in Hiddenite. Alexander County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Jeff Peal, Vice Chairman Ronnie Reese, and Marty Pennell participated in the ribbon cutting and welcomed the new business to the county. Bumgarner Oil is owner of the new franchise. Pictured from left to right: Justin Bolus – Bumgarner Oil, Marty Pennell– Commissioner, Ronnie Reese – Commission Vice-Chairman, Jeff Peal – Commission Chairman, Stephen Muscarello – Store Manager, and Bumgarner Oil members David Bumgarner, Glenn Bumgarner, and Zach Bumgarner.

Little Caesars Express® opened its doors at 5190 NC Highway 90 East in Hiddenite on Tuesday, October 8. A ribbon cutting was held to officially welcome Little Caesars Express® to Alexander County.

Alexander County Board of Commissioners Chairman Dr. Jeff Peal, Vice-Chairman Ronnie Reese, and Commissioner Marty Pennell participated in the ribbon cutting.

“We are certainly grateful for your investment in our community,” said Chairman Peal. “We wish you many years of success.”

Little Caesars Express® is Alexander County’s newest franchise owned and operated by Bumgarner Oil. Three generations of the Bumgarner family (Glenn, David, and Zach) attended the ribbon cutting, along with store manager, Stephen Muscarello.

Owner David Bumgarner said, “We are excited to open this Little Caesars Express® here in Hiddenite. We hope it will be good for the community. We’re proud to be here.”

Much of the food is “Hot-N-Ready,” but you can call in your order at (704) 251-1164 to ensure it is ready when you arrive. The restaurant also has a convenient drive-thru window.

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Little Caesars Express® location is owned and operated by Bumgarner Oil Company (BOC). BOC was founded in 1954 by Glenn Bumgarner who built the foundation of the business upon loyalty and the care for the community. This family-oriented company has continued to grow and expand over the years, and are now branching into the food service industry. This location is their first franchise and they are thrilled for it to be in Alexander County.

Alexander County Economic Development Corporation members extended a warm welcome to Little Caesars Express® in Hiddenite.


  1. Michael+ Adams+ on October 9, 2019 at 7:14 am

    went there the evening that they opened….everything was great….definitely be back

  2. Dave. Crouse on October 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    All of the game and glory about how much I am going to love Little Caesars,, but the writer doesn’t give any information about when they open each day or more importantly for those of us who are last minuters, WHEN YOU CLOSE…
    And are you going to use a cell phone??
    You just can’t find good help anywhere these days…

    • Editor on October 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      The article has been updated to include the business hours. Thank you.

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