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Units as of 2018
427 (16 lost in 3 years)
3.7%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$222K - $1.1M

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.

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About Cicis

Industry
Food
Founded
1985
Parent Company
CiCi Enterprises Inc.
Leadership
Bill Mitchell, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1987 (34 years)
# of employees at HQ
128
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

# of Units
427 (as of 2018)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5601 Executive Dr., #400
Irving, TX 75038

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
$7,500 - $30,000
Initial Investment
$222,462 - $1,080,103
Net Worth Requirement
$750,000
Cash Requirement
$250,000
Veteran Incentives
First-unit franchise fee waived; $3,500 franchise fee for additional units
Royalty Fee
4-6%
Ad Royalty Fee
3%/5%
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
169 hours
Classroom Training
6 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
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?
No
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
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