CiCi's Pizza

CiCi’s is about providing guests with unique, craveable products such as the crisp baked buffalo-style wings that can be added to any dining experience.

You can also find an expansive salad bar with two kinds of salad, 12 types of fresh garden vegetables and six dressing choices. And for dessert, if you have saved room, choose from brownies and apple desserts or gooey cinnamon rolls. This is CiCi’s, the freshest concept in affordable dining.

The first CiCi’s Pizza opened in Plano, Texas in 1985. Now based in Coppell, Texas, CiCi’s Pizza is proud to be one of the fastest growing pizza chains in the country. 

CiCi’s Pizza’s family-friendly restaurants feature a delicious custom pizza buffet that includes pastas, salads, soup and dessert for a great price.

CiCi’s currently has nearly 500 restaurants in 31 states and plans to continue to expand into new areas.

CiCi’s Pizza develops in neighborhood strip centers located in the suburbs and cities. The average CiCi’s serves about 4,000 guests per week. CiCi’s also regularly participates in many community programs for schools, religious organizations, and sports teams.



  • CiCi’s Pizza was awarded the Technomic 2014 Consumer’s Choice Award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant.
  • 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. (October 2012)
  • CiCi’s has also been named one of the top 25 performing brands by The Wall Street Journal and a top 200 franchise concept by Franchise Today. (January 2012)
  • USA Today, Restaurants & Institutions and Nation’s Restaurant News ranked CiCi’s No. 1 in sales and unit growth among pizza chains for the past four years. (January 2012)
  • CiCi’s was named No. 1 in its category in Entrepreneur’s 2011 Franchise 500 list.
  • In 2011 Zagat recognized CiCi’s among its list of most child-friendly fast-food chains.
  • In 2010 CiCi’s was named to Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 list and to Parents’ list of top family-friendly restaurants.

The Ansari Pizza Group opened it first CiCi’s Pizza restaurant in Orlando in 2005. The success of the Ansari Pizza business model starts with the successful CiCi’s Pizza franchise program. The Ansari Pizza Group then implements their systematic approach to site selection and development. They have a “whatever it takes” philosophy to exceed their guests’ expectations. This philosophy is part of being a franchisee of CiCi’s Pizza, but the Ansari Pizza Group adds to that, by allowing their guests to find CiCi’s Pizza locations at their favorite tourist destinations, or in areas of high density residential commercial districts.

The Ansari Pizza Group is comprised of a seasoned team with over 50 years of experience in the business world of retail, real estate and restaurants. They supplement this with eight years of experience developing, managing, and profiting as a CiCi’s Pizza franchisee. In 2011, Ansari Pizza was awarded the Multi Unit Operator of the Year award. This synergy has led to the Franchisor offering Ansari Pizza the ability to exclusively control the development of key areas of the country. This fits into the growth plans of Ansari Pizza and creates a need for immediate actions to capture these key markets. 

In 2013, the average CiCi’s Pizza restaurant generated approximately $910,000 in revenues. The Ansari Pizza Model has restaurants that are already generating over $1,500,000.00 with higher profit margins than the average franchise.

In 2013, Ansari Pizza had 3 restaurants ranked in the top 5 performing CiCi’s restaurants in the franchise including the number one performing restaurant in the nation.


An opportunity to invest in 10 CiCi’s Pizza franchise restaurants with an asset base of $10 million US Dollars. The Ansari Franchise Restaurants LLC will loan $7.5 million to a wholly owned operating subsidiary. Ansari Pizza LLC will contribute an additional $2.5 million to the fund. The operating subsidiary will use the funds to develop 10 new CiCi's Pizza restaurants in South Florida.
The Ansari Franchise Restaurants LLC, a subsidiary of Ansari Pizza, has been established as a holding company for EB5 investor funds and administrative fees. The Ansari Franchise Restaurants LLC will loan will loan the necessary funds to the each restaurant’s operating entity as they are funded. Each investor will hold as collateral a portion of all the restaurants in the portfolio.



Each Investor is secured by all the units in the portfolio, not by any single unit, thus spreading the risk across the entire 10 unit $10 million asset base.


The operating entity will make the repayment of the entire loan to the Fund at the end of the 5 years. The Fund will then have sufficient proceeds to distribute an amount equal to each investor's initial investment. Repayment of the loan to the Fund will be made from profits from operations and sale/refinancing of the assets.


Ansari Pizza LLC will make an equity investment of $2.5 million in the portfolio as an added security for the investor.


The Fund exceeds the job creation requirement set by USCIS of 10 new jobs per investor. The Economic Report for the project concludes that between 20-46 jobs will be created at each unit financed by the loan. The Fund is affiliated with the Palm Beach Regional Center thus allowing for the use of the "loan" method of investing.

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