CiCi's Pizza has announced franchise expansion plans in Phoenix as part of the company’s 2010 strategic growth initiative. The company is seeking franchisees to develop 25-30 new restaurants in Phoenix and the surrounding cities of Tempe, Glendale, Scottsdale and Tucson.  

To find the new team members, executives from CiCi’s Pizza will be hosting an all-day franchising expo July 15 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott – Tempe, at 601 South Ash. CiCi’s encourages all entrepreneurs interested in franchising to attend to learn more about the business opportunity of owning a CiCi’s Pizza.

Formal presentations will be held at 12 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m. However, the CiCi’s team is available to meet one-on-one throughout the day to discuss opportunities and answer any questions. 

The company has embarked on a national growth plan that includes expanding in existing markets while entering new cities throughout the country. CiCi’s is focused on attracting new qualified operators to open restaurants in markets, such as California, New York, New Jersey, Arizona, Nevada, Philadelphia, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin.

“Since our founding in 1985, we have shown consistent growth year after year,” said Jim Sheahan, CiCi’s vice president of franchise sales. “We are looking for energetic, dedicated professionals to help us bring the freshest concept in affordable dining to more families in Phoenix and across the U.S. We encourage individuals in the Phoenix area who are interested in owning a restaurant to attend our franchising expo to learn more about the benefits of becoming a CiCi’s Pizza franchisee.”

Currently, there are three CiCi’s operating in Phoenix with an additional two restaurants in development, and in Tucson there is one CiCi’s operating and an additional three in development.

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