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CiCi's Pizza

2014 Franchise 500
#228
At a Glance

Products & Services: All-you-can-eat pizza buffet

Number of Locations: 462

Total Investment: $443.8K - $716.6K

Founded: 1985

Began Franchising: 1987

About CiCi's Pizza

Joe Croce opened the first CiCi's Pizza restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985. CiCi's locations offer an all-you-can-eat buffet stocked with pizza, pasta, salads and desserts.

The company, which began franchising in 1987, has restaurants in 34 states.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 445 0 0 17
2013 474 0 0 12
2012 510 0 0 10
2011 579 0 0 11
2010 609 0 0 13
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the U.S.,Canada, Mexico.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $443,801 - $716,580
Franchise Fee: $15,000 - $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 4-6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: Franchise fee waived
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $750,000
Liquid Cash Available: $250,000
Operations
Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 25. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 8 weeks. Additional training : 2 weeks.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #228 (2014), #163 (2013), #152 (2012), #67 (2011), #73 (2010),