October 9, 2014 |

CiCi’s Pizza to open first location in Missouri

By Denise Greer

Local restaurant veterans sign franchise deal to bring CiCi’s to Branson


Branson, Missouri (October 9, 2014) – CiCi’s Pizza, home of the endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, announced today the signing of a franchise agreement with Fogle Enterprises, Inc. to bring its first location to Branson by early spring 2015.

With nearly 500 restaurants in 33 states, Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza is best known for its family-friendly atmosphere, endless variety of pizzas on its custom buffet and freshly-made from scratch dough at an affordable price. The new Branson restaurant, located at 3460 W76 Country Blvd., will also house a large game room area to complement the family friendly atmosphere.

“CiCi’s is a great concept to bring to the Branson community and we found the perfect location on the Historic Hwy 76 strip, just across from the White Water Branson waterpark,” said Nolan Fogle, owner of Fogle Enterprises. “With more than 20 years of restaurant experience in this area, we are thrilled to be able to expand our business, bring more affordable dining options to the area and create about 50 jobs for local residents.”

Nolan always dreamed of owning his own restaurant. When he was younger, Nolan was hired as a server to work the night shift at a local restaurant. Motivated to learn more, he would also come in during the day shift to learn more about restaurant management and operations. Now, he and his wife, Babette, are highly respected local restaurant managers and owners of The Great American Steak and Chicken House, The Baldknobbers Restaurant, The Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House, The Burger Shack and Pasghetti’s Italian Restaurant, which is currently under construction.

In addition to the affordable food, variety and family-friendly atmosphere, the new CiCi’s Pizza location will be well-embraced in the Branson area because of the brand’s commitment to community outreach. Since the company’s inception, CiCi’s Pizza franchisees have crafted a charitable culture by partnering with local schools, churches and sports leagues.

“Our team is proud to welcome Nolan and Babette to our franchise system. I don’t believe that we could find a group that is better-equipped to help us expand the brand into the Branson community,” said CiCi’s CEO Darin Harris.

The entry into the Branson market is part of a much larger company mission to grow the brand in the coming years. To help augment brand growth in new and mature markets, CiCi’s Pizza has developed several financing and incentive programs, to assist prospective franchisees with funding options. Over the next five years, the company will also explore growth potential internationally, as well as in nontraditional venues such as airports, casinos, military bases and universities.  CiCi’s offers both single and multi-unit development opportunities.

About CiCi’s Pizza

Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985 and has nearly 500 restaurants in 33 states. Known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, CiCi’s won the Technomic 2014 Consumer’s Choice award for best kid-friendly quick service restaurant, and has been listed by Zagat and Parents magazine as a top family-friendly restaurant. CiCi’s was recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly Franchise®, and Entrepreneur named CiCi’s to its Franchise 500 list. For more information about CiCi’s, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.

More News

January 12, 2017 |

5 ways to ‘dip’ into your apps menu

I dip, you dip, we dip! A tantalizing dip is a great way to provide instant gratification. Many can be made ahead of time and simply heated or plated. A favorite in Pizza Today’s home base of Louisville, Kentucky is beer cheese. Now, there’s debate on whether it should be served hot or cold. But… Read More

January 11, 2017 |

RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. Names Scott Crane CEO

Dallas, Texas – RAVE Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RAVE) today announced that the Board of Directors has named Scott Crane as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Crane succeeds Interim CEO Clinton J. Coleman, who will remain in his role as a member of the Board, where he has served since 2007.   “Scott is dynamic leader… Read More

January 4, 2017 |

2017 — What’s trending?

As a new year rang in, the food industry made its predictions of restaurant trends that will sweep the nation, from rising concepts to customer-facing tech and hot menu items. How do these forecasts correlate to the pizza industry? What’s going to be this year’s hot pizza style? What are your predictions? Let’s take a… Read More