CiCis
All-you-can-eat pizza buffets

About
Founded

1985

Franchising Since

1987 (31 Years)

Corporate Address

5601 Executive Dr., #400
Irving, TX 75038

CEO

Darin Harris

Parent Company

CiCi Enterprises Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$716,315 - $1,080,103

Net-worth Requirement

$750,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$250,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$30,000 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

4%

Ad Royalty Fee

5%

Financing Options

CiCis has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment

Veteran Incentives

First-unit franchise fee waived; $3,500 franchise fee for additional units

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

275 hours

Additional Training:

Additional training

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

25

Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $716,315 High - $1,080,103
Units
-3.2%-14 UNITS (1 Year) -6.9%-32 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S. and in the following regions/states: Canada, Mexico
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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