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...

CiCi's Pizza plans to debut internationally in 2015

For the first time in its 28-year history, CiCi's Pizza is extending its franchise opportunity abroad. Executives with the Coppell, Texas-based company have specifically targeted Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico for expansion of the brand with the goal of opening...

CiCi's Pizza debuts airport prototype

For the first time in its 28-year history, CiCi's Pizza is expanding into airports after introducing several new restaurant prototypes designed exclusively for airports. The initiative to expand in airports marks a milestone for CiCi's whose nontraditional growth plans also...

CiCi's Pizza creates program to help franchise financing

CiCi's Pizza has created an "equity partnership" with its franchisees through the launch of its 2013 Franchisee Partner Investment program. As part of the program, CiCi's created a special fund to help with franchise financing and stimulate new restaurant development....

Annual CiCi's Pizza Throwdown showcases employees' skills

Angel Roldan of the Garland, Texas, CiCi's Pizza restaurant on North Jupiter Road, has been named the winner of CiCi's third annual Pizza Throwdown event. Roldan baked a full buffet of pizzas, desserts and garlic parmesan knots in 24 minutes and 9 seconds to earn the national title.

Former CiCi's Pizza COO takes the lead at MOOYAH

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, and Shakes announced Wednesday that Bill Spae, former COO and CDO of CiCi's Pizza, is its new president and CEO. Spae takes the lead at MOOYAH on Jan.

CiCi's unit treating Hurricane Sandy victims to Thanksgiving meal

The CiCi's Pizza restaurant at 1776 E. Gun Hill Rd., in the Bronx, N.Y., is not only staying open on Thanksgiving Day, Nov.

CiCi's Pizza adds two new executives

CiCi's Pizza has announced executive changes as part of its 10-year "Build the Brand" growth strategy. Geoff Goodman, a nearly five-year veteran at CiCi's, steps into the role of vice president of national brand excellence. Previously, he served as director...

Consumers choose CiCi's as favorite pizza chain

CiCi's Pizza is America's favorite pizza chain, according to a national study of more than 7,600 consumers conducted by Market Force, a customer intelligence solutions agency. Papa John's and Papa Murphy's ranked No. 2 and No.

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