Pizza Buffet San Diego
COPPELL, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ - CiCi's Pizza, the national restaurant that's home of the $5 and change endless pizza buffet, is opening its first buffet location in San Diego, California - marking the company's official and much anticipated move to the West Coast. On August 10, 2009, CiCi's Pizza will begin serving its 16 different pizzas, pastas, salad and desserts to guests for the first time in California at 5801 University Avenue in San Diego.
"CiCi's Pizza is eager to bring 24 years of success in the fast casual segment and pizza industry to California, " said Craig Moore, president and CEO of CiCi's Pizza. "We are excited about the prospects for this new territory and Melissa Carter, our franchisee. California is a significant milestone in our expansion and we intend to deliver on our lasting commitments to our customer service, fresh quality ingredients and great value."
The San Diego location will be the first CiCi's Pizza for franchise owner Melissa Carter. Carter was familiar with CiCi's Pizza after living in Houston and having it be one of her family's favorite restaurants. After moving to the San Diego area over a year ago, Carter attended a CiCi's Franchise Expo to learn more about the possibility of finally realizing her dream of starting her own. With an extensive background in law and growing up in a family run business, Melissa and her husband, Andre are finally seeing that dream come real.
"We are very excited about opening the first CiCi's in California in San Diego, especially because there has been so much anticipation for the brand to come to this state, " said Carter. "We are focused on providing great food for an excellent value to the people of San Diego and plan to have a lot of fun along the way! We were always treated so well and made to feel so special when we visited a CiCi's Pizza and we want our guests to feel just as special when they come to our restaurant. It is a CiCi's tradition to always give each of the first 100 people in line at the restaurant on opening day a certificate for free pizza for a year, so we are really looking forward to meeting those CiCi's fans on August 10(th)!"
In addition to their well loved traditional pizzas, CiCi's also serves a variety of specialty pizzas such as Tangy BBQ, Mexican Pizza Ole, Spinach Alfredo Pizza, Macaroni and Cheese Pizza as well as CiCi's new Rustic pizza. The pasta and sauces are made fresh daily, as are the desserts. There is also an extensive salad bar with the choice of CiCi's signature salads. If customers don't have time to dine in the store, 15" one-topping pizzas are available for pick-up for $6.99.