Pizza is a big business in the U.S. Millions of Americans eat it at least once a week. If you want to get your piece of this booming industry with a buffet style pizza restaurant, then the Cicis franchise could be for you. The brand was founded in Plano, Texas, in 1985 by Joe Croce and Mike Cole. They had the idea to establish a family-orientated restaurant that served quality pizza in a buffet style. The brand began franchising two years later in 1987. Since that time, the franchise has expanded to more than 300 locations across 34 states in the U.S. This is an attractive franchise opportunity because you will receive great support and training from the corporate team. Franchise owners can expect a five-week comprehensive training program at the brand's Support Center in Dallas, Texas. The program consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction. During those five weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of running the business. This includes sales, hiring, marketing, and more. You will also have full access to a franchise business consultant whenever you need assistance.
The average size of a location is 3,000-4,000+ square feet. This will also include one of three options for a game room in the restaurant. Prospective franchise owners can also expect an initial investment that ranges between $688,365 - $1,008,415 and a franchise fee of $30,000. The company was recently acquired by D&G investors, a restaurant investment operations, and ownership team. Under new leadership, they hope to build on the brand's expansion and continue being the "Best Pizza Value Anywhere."