Chain: CiCi's Pizza

Cicis Goes Upper Crust with Its Own Bacon-Stuffed Version

Not only is Cicis rolling out its all-new Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza on Monday, May 23, but it’s also introducing the all-new Pretzel Stuffed Crust Pizza at the same time. Those are in addition to its already-popular Original Stuffed Crust Pizza, introduced last summer. Between Pizza Hut’s Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza and Cicis three Stuffed […]

Cicis Debuts ‘Maverick’ Design in Frisco, Texas

Three months after revealing its new brand positioning, contemporary logo, and prototype design vision, Cicis has unveiled the first location to feature its new “Maverick” restaurant design. The Cicis restaurant located at 5580 Preston Road, in the Lebanon Crossing Shopping Center in Frisco, Texas, recently reopened after being completely remodeled to conform with new prototype […]

Cicis Fires Up Three New Flatbread Pizzas

There’s even more flavor to explore with Cicis all-new Flatbread Pizzas, part of the unlimited buffet at more than 450 locations nationwide. Each of these three new flavors has a unique personality: Chicken Bacon Club – For those with a chill attitude, this flavor offers 100 percent real Cheddar cheese, premium chicken, crispy bacon, and […]

Cicis Sets Sales Record with 11th Quarter of Growth

Fresh on the heels of a major rebranding launch, Cicis announced its 11th consecutive quarter of system-wide same-store sales (SSS) growth and its highest annual average unit volume (AUV) in at least two decades—breaking the $1 million threshold and the highest weekly AUVs in the chain’s history. Cicis CEO Darin Harris pointed to a stronger […]

Cicis Rebrands Name, Logo, Store Design

On the heels of its 30th anniversary, Cicis announced that it is going “Beyond Pizza” with a refreshed brand identity. The popular chain, with nearly 450 restaurants across the U.S., unveiled its new branding—including a clean, simple, and contemporary logo—along with its newly identified core brand positioning of “Feeding Individuality.” The new logo, which removes […]

CiCi’s Partners with Punchh to Develop Brand Loyalty App

Punchh,a brand-centric mobile customer engagement platform for restaurants, announced a new partnership with CiCi’s, a Coppell, Texas–based, buffet-style restaurant famous for its unlimited pizza, pasta, salad, soup, and dessert. Punchh will develop a loyalty app that will allow CiCi’s fans to collect punches each time they visit and earn a free buffet at any of […]

CiCi’s Saves 80 Percent with Jobaline Mobile Recruitment

Jobaline announced that CiCi's Pizza, the leading kid-friendly quick-service restaurant corporation, reports faster hiring of its workforce while experiencing 80 percent savings in recruitment costs and man-hours thanks to Jobaline's mobile recruitment solution. CiCi's Pizza invented the Unlimited Pizza Buffet concept, driven by a belief in making life more flavorful by empowering guests to find […]

CiCi’s Exec Offers Advice on “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor”

CiCi’s Pizza is renowned for many innovations—most notably its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup, and dessert buffet. So it’s no surprise that CNBC invited a CiCi’s executive to provide his expert analysis and feedback to an aspiring inventor with a novel idea for an Italian-style restaurant. On Wednesday, August 12, Brian Cassidy, CiCi’s vice president […]

‘Food Network Star’ Winning Pizza Featured at CiCi’s

CiCi’s Pizza recently challenged contestants on Food Network Star to create a pizza with “bold, kicked-up flavors.” As part of the show’s “Improv” episode, Food Network Star contestants were challenged to create a pizza using an array of unlikely ingredients. The winning selection, a special dessert pizza dubbed the Fiery Mango Tango, debuts at every […]

CiCi’s Hires Sonic, Jack in the Box Vet as CFO

CiCi's Pizza announced new chief financial officer Jim Lebs, who brings a 20-year track record of streamlining and implementing organizational structure, technology, and business processes to the company. Lebs comes to CiCi’s from Sonic Drive-In, where he drove a transformation of systems and processes as vice president of supply chain. He also served as the […]

CiCi’s Rebrand Gets Help from the Experts: Customers

A little over a year ago, CiCi’s Pizza realized it had a problem. Through its own research, help from third-party data, and consumer feedback, the Texas-based concept discovered it was in need of a rebrand. Executives wanted the rebrand to help return CiCi’s to the tried and true restaurant basics of quality, cleanliness, and service. […]

CiCi’s Pizza to Open First Location in Missouri

CiCi's Pizza announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Fogle Enterprises Inc. to bring its first location to Branson, Missouri, by early spring 2015. With nearly 500 restaurants in 33 states, Coppell, Texas–based CiCi’s Pizza is best known for its family-friendly atmosphere, endless variety of pizzas on its custom buffet, and made-from-scratch dough. The […]

CiCi’s Names Two New Vice Presidents

CiCi's Pizza has hired two new vice presidents to improve operational systems and help grow the chain. Steven Jones has been named vice president of operation services and training. A 25-year restaurant industry veteran who has been a leader at Arby’s and KFC, Jones will focus on improving CiCi’s operational systems and processes. “Steve brings […]

CiCi’s Pizza Honors Best Operators, Managers

CiCi’s Pizza capped off its annual leadership conference, Connection ’14 – Believe, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Frisco, Texas, with its 2013 Legendary Operator and Manager of the Year awards. Karl Busch of El Paso, Texas, who has been with CiCi’s Pizza for more than 20 years and owns and operates […]

Subway, Chick-fil-A Among Top Consumer Picks

Technomic has announced the winners of the 2014 Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards, which are based on consumer responses to the research and consulting firm's ongoing brand study.   As part of its comprehensive Consumer Brand Metrics program, Technomic asks consumers to rate over 120 leading restaurant chains on more than 60 different attributes that capture the […]

CiCi’s Aims to Expedite Franchise Development

CiCi's Pizza, the nearly 500-unit national pizza buffet concept, has recently announced a partnership with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF), one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms, to help achieve the brand's strategic development goals in the Northeast. The addition of NGKF brings a business opportunity to potential CiCi's Pizza franchise owners. […]

CiCi’s Pizza Announces Franchisee Partner Investment Program

CiCi's Pizza, home of the endless pizza buffet, recently set a precedent for creative equity partnership with the launch of the 2013 Franchisee Partner Investment program. CiCi’s Pizza created a special fund to break down the barriers of franchise financing and stimulate new restaurant development. For qualified new and existing multi-unit operators who sign a […]

CiCi’s Pizza Welcomes New Senior Real Estate Manager

CiCi's Pizza, known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, named Richard Hoying as its new senior manager of real estate. Hoying, a real estate and franchise executive with more than 25 years of experience, will support CiCi’s strategic growth strategy through real estate development in domestic and international markets, as well as […]

CiCi’s Pizza Goes Back to School

Just in time for back-to-school lesson and activity planning, CiCi's Pizza offers Lunch & Learn field trips to show students real-life uses for math skills while creating CiCi’s pizzas.   The Lunch & Learn program offers preschool and elementary-aged students hands-on activities that incorporate basic math skills on three levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. […]

CiCi’s Pizza Recruits Director of Franchise Development

CiCi's Pizza announced the hiring of Michael Iglesias as its new director of franchise development. With more than 25 years of franchising, restaurant development, and real estate experience, Iglesias becomes an integral part of a seasoned franchise development team that focuses on new and existing franchise growth, strategic market planning, construction, and real estate support. An […]

CiCi’s Makes Region Hub for Expansion

CiCi's Pizza announced plans to open up to 15 new restaurants in the New York City/Northern New Jersey area over the next five years. Executives with the company have targeted Long Island, Staten Island, and Jersey City among potential communities for development with the goal of finding the right franchise partners to operate the restaurants. […]