Cicis

The Cicis franchise is a buffet-style chain of pizza restaurants that offers pasta, desserts, and salads in addition to its pizza offerings. The brand was founded in 1985 by Joe Croce and Mike Cole, who opened one ToGo restaurant in Plano, Texas. They had the idea to create a family-oriented pizza restaurant with an unlimited buffet style. Since it began franchising in 1987, the brand has grown 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. The average size of a location is 3,000-4,000+ square feet. 

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Cicis Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

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." 

Company Details

Headquarters: Coppell, Texas 
Canada: No
International: No
First franchise: 1987
Founded: 1985
Total # of units: 300+
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

 

 

Support and Training Offered By Cicis

In terms of support and training, the franchise owners can expect a five-week comprehensive training program at the brand's Support Center in Dallas, Texas. The program consists of on-the-job and classroom instruction to teach you the fundamentals of running the business. The franchise will also provide you with site selection and buildout assistance, and ongoing support and training for the duration of your franchise agreement.  A franchise business consultant will also be there for you whenever you need help. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cicis Franchise.

What does a Cicis Franchise Cost?

Cicis franchise fees for 2022:

Royalty Fee: 5%
Initial Investment: $688,365 - $1,008,415
Cash Requirement: $250,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000
Net Worth Requirement: $500,000
Third-Party Financing Options: Yes

Is Cicis a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cicis is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cicis a Home Based franchise?

No. Cicis is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cicis Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Cicis franchisees make. Cicis offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Cicis Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Cicis franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cicis Looking for International franchisees?

No. Cicis franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Cicis Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Cicis franchises for sale. We may have Cicis franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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