ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Coppell, Texas-based Cici's Pizza has opened the first of a planned 25 units in a seven-county area around Baltimore and Washington D.C.
According to the Washington Business Journal, franchisee Brad Brown has one store open and is planning to open at least three more this year.
Cici's Pizza is a value-priced buffet concept featuring pizza, pasta, salad and desserts. Adults meals are $3.99, kids' meals are $2.99, and children 3 and younger eat free.
Cici's has 410 locations in 20 states. Average units seat 200 people in about 4,500 square feet and generate about $900,000 in sales.
Cici's also has a master franchise deal to develop 100 stores in Colorado over the next nine years. (See related stories Former Pizza Hut execs to franchise Cici's in Colorado, Friends Make Fine Franchisees, CiCi's to add 25 units to St Louis area.)