GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Pizza Month, Grand Rapids, Mich.-based apparel brand, The Mitten State (TMS), is working with Little Caesars Pizza to bring the iconic Detroit brand's original logo back to life in the form of a vintage-inspired t-shirt. The nostalgically-designed tee is available at TheMittenState.com.
The impossibly-soft tee features a blend of cotton, polyester and rayon that feels like a favorite old shirt, but cut in contemporary, flattering, modern silhouettes. It will appeal to Detroiters, Michiganders, pizza-lovers and just about anyone who has ever set foot in a Little Caesars restaurant.
The design itself, inspired by a menu from 1959 promoting the international pizza giant's first shop in Garden City, uses the period correct script, logo and "Pizza Treat" tagline in celebrating one of the state's most beloved brands.
"Every Mitten State design tells an authentic story about Michigan, and Little Caesars plays a huge role in our fondest memories here," said Will Bransdorfer, co-owner of The Mitten State. "Think about childhood movie nights, birthday parties, or celebrating your sports team victories. Little Caesars pizza was always at the center of the table for these occasions, and our commemorative tee will bring back a flood of warm memories the minute you lay eyes on it."
"Looking back through our archives is like pulling out the old family photo album," said Edward Gleich, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. "We've obviously grown exponentially over the years, but we'll forever be a Detroit brand at heart. These tees really take us back to an amazing moment in time. And they're incredibly well made. Just like Little Caesars, The Mitten State really provides a high quality product!"
Now in its sixth year of business, The Mitten State is a leading apparel company for Michiganders seeking authentic clothing made just for them. Ever since stumbling across a well-loved heather gray Tigers shirt from the 1970s, it's been the mission of company owners Will Bransdorfer and Scott Zubrickas to replicate that vintage awesomeness in modern-day fabric designed to stand the test of time.
About The Mitten State (TMS)
Founded in 2009, The Mitten State is a Michigan clothing company specializing in vintage inspired design and graphic art from the 1970s and 1980s. TMS prides itself on the use of domestically manufactured high quality fabrics, specialty designed graphics that cater to a proud Michigan audience, and a variety of other meticulously designed unique products. TMS is currently licensed with over 20 Michigan universities and brands with roots in the state. All of the company's products are proudly made in the United States, and all ship directly from its warehouse in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, visit www.themittenstate.com.
About Little Caesars Pizza
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, Little Caesars® is the largest carryout-only pizza chain and fastest growing pizza chain in America*. Founded in 1959 as a single, family-owned restaurant, Little Caesars has become the third largest pizza chain in the world** and today has a presence in all 50 U.S. states, as well as 20 countries and territories worldwide.
Known for its HOT-N-READY® pizza and famed Crazy Bread®, Little Caesars has been named "Best Value in America"*** for nine years in a row. Little Caesars products are made with quality ingredients, like fresh, never frozen, mozzarella and Muenster cheese, dough made fresh daily in the stores and sauce made from fresh-packed, vine-ripened California crushed tomatoes.
An exceptionally high growth company with more than 57 years of experience in the nearly $135 billion worldwide pizza industry, Little Caesars is continually looking for franchisee candidates to join our team in markets around the world. In addition to providing the opportunity for entrepreneurial independence in a franchise system, Little Caesars offers strong brand awareness with one of the most recognized and appealing characters in the country, Little Caesar.
*Fastest growing pizza chain in the US – based on net number of stores added each year 2008-2015
**Third largest pizza chain in the world – based on net number of stores in 2015
***Highest-Rated Chain – Value for the Money" based on a nationwide survey of quick-service restaurant consumers conducted by Sandelman & Associates 2007-2015
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SOURCE The Mitten State