$5 Pizza all you can eat
- PaulF Feb 28, 2007 10:13 AM
I've been seeing a commercial on the sports channels that advertises a chain for all you can eat pizza and macaroni and cheese and other assorted kid foods.
Sounds so icky, I actually want to try it.
But I can't remember the name of the chain.
It's Cici's or ChiChis or something like that ... but I can never remember or have a pencil handy to write it down.
Anyone seen the ad or been to the restaurant and also know the name?
UPDATE: Duh ... I did a web search (should have done one first) and found that it's CiCi's Pizza Buffet. Google rules!
So, the question now is: Has anyone been to CiCi's?
SECOND UPDATE: Their locator doesn't seem to work. But it doesn't look like there are any in Californai anyway.
Oh well ...
Funny that you ask about CiCi's. I've seen their commericial 2x already today and was just about to ask if anyone knows anything about it. I haven't eaten at or seen one, but I guess they are out there.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Founded Plano, Texas (1985)
Headquarters Coppell, TX
Key people Joe Croce (founder and CEO)
Industry Food Retail
CiCi's Pizza is a buffet restaurant chain based in Coppell, Texas, specializing in American-style pizza. They also serve desserts, pasta, salad, and soda. CiCi's Pizza has just opened their 600th location in 27 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina,South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
Pizza at CiCi's is served in an all-you-can-eat setting. They serve fresh American style pizzas under heat lamps right in front of the oven. Several popular pizza types offered are pepperoni, sausage, specialty pizzas like spinach alfredo, barbeque, taco, macaroni & cheese and buffalo chicken. They also have garlic cheese bread, and baked desserts, including chocolate brownies, cinnamon rolls and a cinnamon apple pizza. They have a salad bar as well as pasta with two types of sauce.
CiCi's is the eighth largest pizza chain in the U.S.
600 locations but none in L.A. ... maybe I should be thankful, because for some reason I'm skeptical of where it fits on the deliciousness scale.
OTOH -- I've got a 10 year old who loves pizza, pasta and macaroni and cheese (actually, he's a really good eater, sort of a chowhound in training who also digs kid's food) so I could see myself trying it if they ever ended up in Cali.
Use to go to one in South Florida. It is pretty awful (actually awful). The pizza sits out in a buffet style and is always cold. Very small slices with no real sauce and the dough is never any good. The toppings are used sparingly and never of any quality. The only reason I ate was because was in high school and it was CHEAP, quick and nearby.
I've never been, but DH has, and said you basically get what you pay for.
Deliciousness it's not. Is it cheap and filling? Sure. But so are a lot of other places.
I went once in college, probably about ten years ago. Then it was only $2.99. When we first arrived we said, "we're going to come here all of the time--all this food for $2.99." We left feeling ill and never, never returned. We found it far, far below our usual standards of Boston Market, Fazoli's, and Sonic. I can't imagine it's improved, though I suppose anything's possible.