CiCi’s Pizza, the national pizza buffet concept, has partnered with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank to help achieve the brand’s strategic development goals in the Northeast.
Texas-based CiCi’s Pizza has a presence in 34 states and has identified specific markets for expansion within the Northeast including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., Buffalo, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa. and northern New Jersey.
The new relationship with NGKF will help expedite the franchise’s growth.
“CiCi’s Pizza is a strong brand in the franchising world and one that has the legs to expand exponentially in the Northeast,” said Jennifer Watson, senior managing director at NGKF Retail. “By partnering with NGKF, CiCi’s Pizza will benefit from our extensive real estate experience to ensure that they meet their long-term development goals.”
During 2014, the company will also explore growth potential internationally in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as in nontraditional venues such as airports, casinos, military bases and universities.