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CiCi's Pizza
All-you-can-eat pizza buffets



Franchising Since

1987 (31 Years)

Corporate Address

5601 Executive Dr., #400
Irving, TX 75038


Darin Harris

Parent Company

CiCi Enterprises Inc.

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$222,462 - $1,033,180

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $30,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

CiCi's Pizza has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives

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

Support Options
Ongoing Support



Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media


Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

275 hours

Additional Training:

Additional training

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:


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.

Initial Investment: Low - $222,462 High - $1,033,180
-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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Updated: September 16th, 2017