CiCi's pleases penny pinchers and pizzaholics alike. CiCi Enterprises operates and franchises about 650 CiCi's Pizza restaurants in more than 30 states that offer several types of pizza along with salad, desserts, and pasta at an all-you-can-eat price. Concentrated in Texas, Florida, and other southern states, many of the eateries are located in shopping malls and other suburban retail areas. About 15 of the restaurants are company-owned, while the rest are franchised. CiCi Enterprises supplies its franchisees through its JMC Restaurant Distribution unit. Joe Croce opened the first CiCi's Pizza in Plano, Texas, in 1985. A group including current and former management controls the company.