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Partners in Pizza

Program pairs investors with enthusiastic franchisees.

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This story appears in the August 1999 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Cici Enterprises Inc., franchisor of 300 Cici's Pizza restaurants in 15 states, receives franchisee applications all the time. What the company looks for in prospects is the will to succeed--"a fire-breathing, run-through-walls, great attitude," says Joe Flanigan, Cici's vice president of marketing.

That's a tall order for every applicant to fill. And those who fit the bill don't always have the $253,000 to $389,500 it takes to open a Cici's Pizza.

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