CiCi's Pizza

  • CiCi Enterprises, LP
5601 Executive Dr., # 400
Irving, TX 75038
  • (469) 586-0700
  • (469) 675-6405 (Fax)

Declared America's Favorite Pizza Chain*, CiCi's Pizza is the nation's largest pizza buffet concept with almost 500 restaurants in 33 states. The leading brand is now baking fresh franchise opportunities in the Southeast and across the country. With no significant direct competitors in the pizza buffet segment, now is the time to invest in CiCi's Pizza. Franchisees benefit from 29 years of brand heritage, a 2-to-1 sales-to-investment ratio and four distinct revenue streams: the custom buffet, catering, to-go orders and a game room. Learn more about CiCi's Pizza financing and incentive programs at (*CiCi's Pizza ranked No. 1 in 2012 Market Force consumer study.)

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1985

Franchising Since: 1988

Operating Units

Franchised Units 395 90.8%
Company-Owned Units 40 9.2%
Total Operating Units 435 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 435 100.0% In 34 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 1 Foreign Countries
Total 435 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 154
Florida 39
North Carolina 25

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 40
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing N/A
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline N/A


Dallas, TX 8-12 Weeks
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $750K
Cash Investment $250K
Total Investment $498.7-828.1K
Average Total Investment $663K


Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 4-6%
Average Royalty 5%
Advertising Fee 5%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 8
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 15
Space Needs (in square feet) 3,000-3,600
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions No
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 1
Psychological Profile 3
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 1-10
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 15
USA Yes, Alabama, Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Canada Yes
Overseas No
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