CiCi's Pizza

CiCi's Pizza today announced Bill Spae has been promoted from chief development officer to chief operating officer. In his new role, Spae will lead the brand’s full-service distribution company, JMC Restaurant Distribution, LP, which exclusively serves CiCi’s Pizza restaurants....

CiCi’s Pizza introduces the Italiano Garlic pizza to its custom buffet. Made on a crisp Italiano crust, the pizza is topped with a flavorful new garlic sauce, pizza cheese, fresh red onions, black olives, diced tomatoes, and a sprinkling of CiCi’s special Italiano herb...

CiCi's Pizza has introduced the newest pizza on its custom buffet, The Meltdown, made with Parmesan, Romano, and mozzarella cheeses with signature Italiano sauce topped with an oregano seasoning blend on a thin, crisp Italiano crust.

The delicious new pizza is the third in CiCi's...

CiCi’s Pizza, home of the custom pizza buffet, announced its new investment and financing programs to help existing and prospective franchisees with funding options to further address the challenges of today’s lending environment. The new programs are part of the...

CiCi's Pizza announces the launch of the CiCi's Patriot Program to offer veterans a path to business ownership.

Through the CiCi's Patriot Program, the company will waive its franchise fee for the first restaurant and...

Cici'sPizza debuts its new advertising campaign, titled “There’s More Where That Came From,” this week featuring TV, digital, and in-store elements....

CiCi’s Pizza recently unveiled a host of new strategies and tools for 2012 that it hopes will revamp the “Build the Brand” initiative, the 10-year plan CiCi’s implemented that will add 500...

CiCi’s Pizza, home of the custom pizza buffet, announced today its 2012 growth plans to support its continuing 10-year “Build the Brand” initiative to add 500 new restaurants by 2020.

Progress in 2011 included 22 new...

With lightning speed, Florinda Albarron of the Tomball, Texas CiCi's Pizza restaurant, stretched, sauced and baked a full buffet of perfect CiCi's pizzas to win the second annual CiCi's Pizza Throwdown finals, held in Frisco,...

January 2012

In October, upstart fast-casual burger concept Burger 21 launched its franchise program. Rather than pursuing partners to build the brand across the national landscape, Front Burner Brands, the Tampa-based parent company of Burger 21 and the popular Melting Pot restaurants, identified its first...

CiCi’s Pizza, home of the custom pizza buffet, announced it has partnered with ONOSYS to test online ordering in Orlando, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; Denver; and Las Vegas. Tests will begin in early 2012 in support of CiCi’s “Build the...

When the new CiCi’s Pizza location opened in Murphy, Texas, last Monday, it introduced a range of new design elements and features that could offer a peek into the future of the company.

The new unit sports a brighter color palette; new uniforms and menuboards; an expanded buffet...

CiCi’s Pizza signed Publicis Dallas as its new agency of record as the company continues its “Build the Brand” growth strategy to add another 500...

CiCi’s Pizza, home of the endless pizza buffet, announces the next step in its “Build the Brand” growth strategy with the addition of two industry veterans who will drive the company’s increased focus on profitable...

Put away the grill: there’s a new way to enjoy the nation’s favorite foods this summer, with CiCi’s Pizza’s American Classics Line. To launch the ongoing featured pizza category, CiCi’s is rolling out its new...

June 2011

When John Scardapane opened the first Saladworks in 1986, getting regular face time with his employees was a given, not a management strategy. But as the brand started to expand across the country, it became more difficult for Scardapane to foster that human connection with Saladworks employees...

Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza, a 600-unit pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert buffet chain, announced that it has signed agreements for the addition of 16 units over the next five years. CiCi’s also announced that it hired Bruce Evans, a Wingstop veteran, to lead franchise sales....

March 2011

What’s happened to pizza’s major players?

In 2000, the QSR 50 Report, this magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s top quick-service brands, showed a robust American appetite for pizza, a category trailing only burger joints in representation. With pizza chains...

CiCi's Pizza's fastest and most accurate pizza makers will compete for the title of "Ultimate Pizza Artist" in CiCi's first-ever Pizza Throwdown finals. In addition to a year's worth of bragging rights, CiCi's team members from across the nation will compete for...

From September 22 to October 3, pizza chain offers discounted buffet in celebration of its 25th anniversary.