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Initial investment
$688K - $1M
Units as of 2021
294 31% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Cicis

Industry
Food
Founded
1985
Parent Company
CiCi Enterprises Inc.
Leadership
Jeff Hetsel, President

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
56
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

# of Units
294 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
1080 W. Bethel Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Cicis franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,000
Initial Investment
$688,365 - $1,008,415
Net Worth Requirement
$500,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
6%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Cicis has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
290 hours
Classroom Training
10 hours
Additional Training
Additional training
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes
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Updated: February 8th, 2021