Cicis unveils new logo, brand positioning, prototype design

Cicis is going "Beyond Pizza" with a refreshed brand identity. The chain unveiled its new branding along with its newly identified core brand positioning of "Feeding Individuality.'

Punchh, CiCi's Pizza partner to develop loyalty app

Punchh, a brand-centric mobile customer engagement platform for restaurants, is teaming up with CiCi’s Pizza to build a loyalty app.

CiCi’s Pizza announces 'National Bosses Day' lunch offer

CiCi's Pizza has a special offer on Oct 16. to celebrate "National Bosses Day."

CiCi’s Pizza CEO surprises college student with $10K scholarship

Playing the part of a reporter, CiCi’s Pizza CEO Darin Harris surprised University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota) student Austin Otto with a $10,000 scholarship as the Grand Prize winner of CiCi’s “Stuff Dreams Are Made Of" contest.

CiCi's Pizza hires Sonic exec as CFO

CiCi's Pizza has named Jim Lebs as its new chief financial officer Jim Lebs. According to a news release, Lebs has 20 years of experience and most recently served as VP – Supply Chain for Sonic Drive-In. He also served...

CiCi's overhauls pizza recipe after crowdsourcing effort

CiCi's Pizza has introduced new recipes to its menu at its nearly 500 restaurants nationwide. According to a company release, the new recipes include better ingredients such as 100-percent real cheese, more meat toppings (including 18 more pepperoni slices per...

CiCi’s Pizza signs franchise deal for Missouri expansion

CiCi's Pizza today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Fogle Enterprises Inc. to bring its first location to Branson, Missouri, by early spring 2015.

CiCi's selects Sbarro veteran for chief marketing role

CiCi's Pizza has named Sarah McAloon as its new chief marketing officer. According to a news release, McAloon will be tasked with leading the company's brand revitalization initiative. She joins CiCi's from Sbarro LLC, where she also served as chief...

CiCi’s Pizza testing create-your-own prototype

CiCi’s Pizza is the latest pizza chain to test a create-your-own concept, jumping on board a growing subsegment driven by fledgling fast casual concepts throughout the country. CiCi’s will showcase this new prototype at a reopening celebration at its restaurant in The Colony, Texas, on July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CiCi's Pizza adds operations, franchise development execs

CiCi's Pizza has hired two new vice presidents in an effort to improve operational systems and help grow the chain, according to a company announcement. Steven Jones has been named VP of operation services and training. He is a 25-year...

CiCi's Pizza closes Central Ohio restaurants

CiCi's Pizza has reportedly closed its Columbus, Ohio-area restaurants, operated under franchisee M&M Pizza. According to Columbus Business First, four restaurants have been affected by the decision, located in the Columbus suburbs of Hilliard, Gahanna, Westerville and Dublin. A sign...

CiCi's operator recognized for focus on customer service

CiCi's Pizza awarded owner/operator Karl Busch, of El Paso, Texas, with its "2013 Legendary Operator and Manager of the Year" award. The award was presented at the company's annual conference held recently in Frisco, Texas. According to a company news...

CiCi's Pizza recognized by consumers for being kid-friendly

Technomic has announced the winners of the 2014 Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards, which are based on consumer responses to the research and consulting firm's ongoing brand study. According to a new release, as part of its comprehensive Consumer Brand...

CiCi's plans to expedite growth in the Northeast

CiCi's Pizza has partnered with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a global commercial real estate advisory firm, to help achieve the brand's development goals in the Northeast. Coppell, Texas-based CiCi's Pizza currently has a presence in 34 states. The company has...

CiCi's Pizza plans equity partnership with franchisees

CiCi's Pizza will present information about its "equity partnership" program during the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in Las Vegas Nov. 4-6. The company's recently launched 2013 Franchisee Partner Investment program features incentives for potential franchisees to help stimulate new restaurant development.

CiCi's names real estate leader to help with nontraditional growth

CiCi's Pizza has announced the hiring of Rick Hoying as the brand's new senior manager of Real Estate. With more than 25 years of franchising, Hoying will support CiCi's strategic growth strategy through real estate development in domestic and international...

CiCi's plans No Kid Hungry promotion

Throughout September, restaurants across the country will host promotions to raise funds in support of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign, aimed at ending childhood hunger. Among the brands participating is CiCi's Pizza, which will make a donation for...

CiCi's leverages pizza for teaching program

To kickoff back-to-school season, CiCi's Pizza is offering Lunch & Learn field trips, created to show students real-life uses for math skills while making pizza. According to a release, the Lunch & Learn program offers preschool and elementary-aged students hands-on...

CiCi's Pizza hosting Special Olympics fundraiser

In August, seven CiCi's Pizza locations in Georgia will raise money for the state's Special Olympics program. From Aug.

CiCi's Pizza CEO announces retirement

CiCi's Pizza has announced the retirement of CEO Mike Shumsky after a 30-plus year career serving the restaurant industry. Shumsky joined CiCi's in 2009, and assembled a seasoned executive team to lead the organization. During his tenure, Shumsky and his...

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