In 1985...

Joe Croce and Mike Cole opened one ToGo pizza restaurant in Plano, TX. A year later, they had an inspiration to create a family oriented restaurant that serves hot fresh pizza on an unlimited buffet format. They established Cicis as the “Best Pizza Value Anywhere” by developing this concept at a low price of $2.99.

The concept continued to thrive after adopting the Unlimited Buffet idea, exceeding 350 restaurants by 2001. Cicis currently operates over 430 restaurants in more than 30 states.

The newly re-designed and rebranded Cicis concept pushes the limits of the regular restaurant experience by offering a variety of pizza, salad soups, pasta and desserts including such popular items as stuffed crust and flat bread pizzas. The customer experience also includes a fun game room making the concept very family oriented and kid friendly.


The average investment range for a new restaurant is from $686,445 to $1,033,180 based on the size of the space that you lease. Our restaurants typically require between 3000 to 4000 square feet of space to build.


To qualify financially for a Cicis franchise, we require a minimum net worth of $750,000 and of which $250,000 must be liquid. We also require a minimum credit score of at least 720 or better. Cicis has established 3rd party lender relationships to assist with financing of your restaurant.


New franchisees receive $22,500 in franchise fee discounts and Cicis offers a significant $50,000 upfront credit to help franchisees offset initial FF&E and inventory costs. We also provide an additional $5,000 in a marketing match to help your restaurant build awareness in your community.


Upon request, we can provide you with the Cicis 2018 Franchise Disclosure Document which will assist you with an estimated breakdown of the total investment to develop a Cicis restaurant.