Monday, January 9th, 2017
All Bravo Food Service locations of Little Caesars are scheduled to open at the regular time to serve our guests. Team members should be aware that there are still a small number of scattered patches of ice on the road ways. Most of the roads are clear, and that condition can lead to drivers thinking all roads are completely clear. If you drive, please stay alert and know that those isolated patches of ice still exist.
Alabama locations in particular should remember that today is the national championship game between The University of Alabama, and Clemson University. Television coverage begins at 7:00 PM tonight. Traditionally, we experience very high volume in the time leading up to these games, so be ready!
Due to ongoing concerns about the weather, all Alabama locations of our Little Caesars units will be closing at dark today. Sunday, we will re-open at 12:00 noon to serve our guests.
We are checking road conditions and evaluating the situation this morning. Please check back soon, and keep in touch with your manager. The orientation scheduled for 9:30 AM at Lorna Road in Hoover will be held as scheduled for those who are able to make it.
11:39 AM: Jacksonville and Anniston locations have been delayed again for their opening due to road conditions. They will be open to serve guests at 1:00 PM today. Also be aware that travel on I-20 between Birmingham and Pell City is very slow at this time.
8:38 AM: Restaurant Operations at Winfield, Jasper, and Sumiton Alabama will begin at the normally scheduled time. All other restaurants in Alabama will open to our guests on a delayed schedule, with the opening time scheduled for 12:00 PM noon. Please contact your supervisor or manager for more details.
We will be monitoring the developing weather event in Alabama, and posting updates as new information becomes available. Currently, there is light sleet reported in the Chelsea area, with no accumulation.
6:06 PM: All Alabama Locations should be closed at this time. Moderate sleet or snow is falling in most of our service area, and accumulation is beginning. Be sure to have your manager’s phone number with you tonight, and feel free to check in tomorrow morning after the storm.
4:26 PM: While the first wave left little to no accumulation on the roads in the Birmingham area, a second wave of precipitation is moving towards our Alabama market. Because of this, we will begin the closing process at all Alabama locations beginning at about 5:30 PM. Additionally, temperatures are expected to drop in Baton Rouge, LA late this evening. As a precaution, all Baton Rouge locations will begin closing at 9:00 PM tonight. Be sure you have your restaurant manager’s phone number with you, and check with your manager early tomorrow morning for updates.
12:15 PM: No precipitation in the Hoover area; light precipitation both north and south of the Birmingham metro.
10:55 AM: Light accumulation is happening in Eastlake.
10:36 AM: light sleet is falling in Bessemer, Tuscaloosa, and in Hoover. No accumulation is present.
7:22 AM: Restaurant Managers are encouraged to anticipate a stronger than normal lunch rush, as many of the school systems in our Alabama market are closed in anticipation of the afternoon / early evening weather event. Communications about hours of operation will be available on this site, and will be communicated from Market Directors to Zone Business Coaches, and then to Restaurant Managers through the phone tree.
7:10 AM: Currently, there is no frozen precipitation falling in the Alabama Bravo Market. All stores are currently on a normal operating schedule. Please check back for additional updates.
There are tornado watches/warnings as well as flash flood watches/warnings throughout the South East and strong storms are expected to continue throughout the evening hours. BFS, LLC will continue to watch for more alerts and warnings as the day goes on and will keep our team members posted throughout the day as more information comes available. As of 11:35am all units are open for operation.
The weather system has started to leave our Baton Rouge area and all stores are still open and operational.
The span of several storms is now going through Mississippi and lower AL. The next string of possibly severe storms will hit the Birmingham area tonight between 5:00 and 6:00pm. Please make sure you stay in communication with your Market Director’s and ZBC’s and as always pay close attention to up-to-date information from local weather services.
As of 3:55pm all units are open for operation.
Please continue to monitor this site for updates for operations as well as stay tuned to local weather alerts for the most up to date information.