Little Caesars is the second-largest fast-food pizza chain after Pizza Hut. It is known for its Hot-N-Ready pizzas, where you select the pizza you want, and it is ready in minutes. But does Little Caesars take EBT/SNAP in 2022? Hanfincal helps you in finding out the answer.
1. Does Little Caesars take EBT/SNAP?
Does Little Caesars accept EBT cards? Yes, Little Caesars accepts EBT cards or SNAP benefits in only a few of its California locations.
For example, it currently takes EBT at its San Diego County locations on Palm Avenue and Otay Lakes Road. Given that there are nearly 600 Little Caesars locations in California and over 4,100 across the country, this is insignificant.
However, you can still use your SNAP benefits at a few Caesars locations in other states participating in the Restaurant Meals Program (RMP). If you live in a state that joins the RMP and meets the program’s eligibility requirements, you can use your EBT card to purchase hot, prepared meals at Little Caesars.
2. Why does Little Caesars accept EBT only in California locations?
2.1. The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP)
The RMP (Restaurant Meals Program) is a one-of-a-kind SNAP supplement that allows low-income SNAP recipients such as the elderly, homeless, and people with disabilities to eat out at restaurants. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) leaves it up to the states to decide whether to extend SNAP through the RMP.
RMPs are only in place in six states throughout the whole country. Each state establishes its own criteria for RMP participants. As a result, only a few Little Caesars Pizza locations accept EBT in select cities.
2.2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
As you know, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is funded and managed at the state level across the United States, where SNAP agencies qualify recipients. When you qualify for SNAP benefits, an account (an EBT card) is opened in your name, and your SNAP food stamps are reloaded every month.
You cannot use your SNAP EBT card to buy everything, every store or restaurant. You can only use your benefits to buy staple food items to carry and prepare at home from SNAP-approved retailers and cold snack food and soft drinks to eat on the go.
Therefore, most pizza places, such as Little Caesars, do not accept EBT. Instead, they serve hot, prepared food which is not SNAP-eligible. That is the explanation to this question: Does Little Caesars take food stamps?
3. Does Little Caesars take Food Stamps as online payment?
Little Caesars does not accept Food Stamps as an online payment method. This is since neither the food delivery companies nor Little Caesars participate in the USDA’s pilot program that allows SNAP recipients to order items online using EBT cards. As a result, Little Caesars isn’t one of the fast-food restaurants that accept EBT for delivery or pickup orders.
Does Little Caesars take EBT/SNAP in 2022? Yes, but several Little Caesars locations accept food stamps. Hanfincal hears from many EBT customers here at Little Caesars, and the truth is that the government is trying its best to continue expanding EBT acceptance across the country. While California is a great place to be right now, we hope more locations will accept EBT cards soon.