CiCi's Pizza Announces Two New Executive Hires

Industry Veterans Tapped to Lead Operation Services, Franchise Development

COPPELL, Texas - June 25, 2014 // PRNewswire // - CiCi's Pizza, the nation's leading pizza buffet restaurant, has hired two new vice presidents to improve operational systems and help grow the chain.

Steven Jones has been named vice president of operation services and training. A 25-year restaurant industry veteran who has been a leader at Arby's and KFC, Jones will focus on improving CiCi's operational systems and processes.

"Steve brings a creative, results-oriented, 'whatever-it-takes' attitude and approach to his new position, and will play a vital role in transforming how we improve systems, process and procedures," said CiCi's CEO Darin Harris. "His leadership will be key as we seek new operational efficiencies that will aid in future growth."

CiCi's has named Brett Willis, an accomplished franchise sales and development executive with more than 16 years' experience, as vice president of development. He joins the CiCi's family after stints at Smashburger, Arby's and Sonic.

"Brett has a proven track record of recruiting and retaining franchisees, and that's just what we need in preparing to grow our system again," said Harris. "We welcome both Brett and Steve to the CiCi's family during an exciting time in the company's history."

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 34 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.com or www.facebook.com/cicis.

For franchising information, contact Michael Iglesias at miglesias@cicispizza.com or 972-745-9313.

SOURCE CiCi's Pizza

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