CiCi’s Unveils New Dessert Pizza Developed On-Air During Challenge within Food Network Star

Fiery Mango Tango joins endless buffet nationwide for five weeks, starting today.

July 14, 2015 // // COPPELL, TX – CiCi’s Pizza recently challenged contestants on Food Network Star to create a pizza with “bold, kicked-up flavors.”

As part of the show’s “Improv” episode, Food Network Star contestants were challenged to create a pizza using an array of unlikely ingredients.

The winning selection, a special dessert pizza dubbed the Fiery Mango Tango, debuts today at every CiCi’s restaurant nationwide – nearly 450 in all – on its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet.

“When Food Network asked if we’d be interested in doing this challenge, we knew it would be fun,” said CiCi’s Chief Executive Officer Darin Harris, who also appeared in the episode. “I’m very pleased to say the Fiery Mango Tango pizza hit the mark and excited to hear how our consumers react to this new explosion of flavor. It’s a combination of a sweet, tropical blend of pineapple and mango with cream cheese icing and a jalapeno kick.”

This limited-time dessert pizza will be available through Sunday, August 16.

For the CiCi’s location nearest you, visit BETTER. BELIEVE IT.

About CiCi’s Pizza

Coppell, Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza opened its first restaurant in Plano, Texas, in 1985 and has nearly 450 restaurants in 32 states. Known for its endless pizza, pasta, salad, soup and dessert buffet, CiCi’s won the Technomic 2014 Consumers’ 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.comor

For franchising information, contact Michael Iglesias at or 972-745-9313 or

SOURCE CiCi’s Pizza

Media Contact:

Courtney Hale
Champion Management
Senior Marketing Manager
O: 972.930.9933
C: 972.971.5010


Social Reach:

Viewer Response:

comments powered by Disqus

Cicis »

Cicis invented the Unlimited Pizza Buffet concept, driven by a belief in making life more flavorful by empowering guests to find the flavors they love.


  1. Business Overview
  2. Franchise News

Franchise News Room »

News By Industry »

Hot Opportunities

Kitchen Solvers Franchise Opportunity

Kitchen Solvers
As a Kitchen Solvers franchisee you will not need any prior remodeling or...

Batteries Plus Bulbs Franchise Opportunity

Batteries Plus Bulbs
Whether you're an existing multi-unit operator with a non-competing brand...

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip Franchise Opportunity

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is the only major, national dessert café...

Taco Bueno Franchise Opportunity

Taco Bueno
At Taco Bueno, we continue to make Tex-Mex the right way. We prepare our...

Kids 'R' Kids Franchise Opportunity

Kids 'R' Kids
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies is a pioneer in the early childhood...

Wireless Zone Franchise Opportunity

Wireless Zone
Almost 25 years ago an instantly successful business began called...

Camille Albane Franchise Opportunity

Camille Albane
Decades of trendsetting chain-salon experience in Europe give Camille...

Jimmy's Egg Franchise Opportunity

Jimmy's Egg
Jimmy's Egg is now offering a unique opportunity to a select number of...

A Franchise Update Media Group Production
Franchise Update Media | P.O. Box 20547 // San Jose, CA 95160 // PH. (408) 402-5681
Copyright © 2001 - 2016. All Rights Reserved. Site Hosting Provided By: wishVPS on FUMG3

In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)