Since 2013, Cicis Pizza has been serving up its Italian-inspired Pizza in the heart of Berlin. Now, the fast-casual chain is expanding to Tokyo with a new store in Shibuya. According to The Japan Times, Cicis Pizza’s Tokyo location will offer Japanese and international pizza options alongside classic toppings like pepperoni, saCicispizzausage, and ham.
Cicis Pizza, the popular Philadelphia-based pizza chain, is expanding its reach internationally. In Berlin, Cicis opened its first German-language location on Feb. 28th. Tokyo is next on Cicis’s international map, as the company has announced plansCicispizza to open two locations in Japan by the end of 2020.
Cici’s Pizza, a small business in the heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, has been around since 1984. The company has recently expanded to include locations in Akron and Canton, Ohio. Still, the opening of two new Cicis Pizza restaurants in Berlin and Tokyo has garnered the most attention. The Berlin restaurant is located in the city’s center and is one of the largest pizza restaurants in Europe.
What is Cicis Pizza?
Cicis Pizza, the beloved New York-style pizza chain located in Berlin and Tokyo, is expanding its reach internationally. The company announced Thursday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a German restaurant group to open at least 10 Cicis Pizza restaurants in Germany over the next five years. The first Cicis Pizza location will be near Hamburg’s central train station.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring our delicious and unique New York-style pizza to Germany,” said David Karp, founder, and CEO of Cicis Pizza. “German food is some of the best in the world, and we think our pizza fans will love our product. We are excited to open our first German restaurant later this year and continue growing the Cicis brand across Europe.
The history of Cicis Pizza
Cicis Pizza is a restaurant that originated in Brooklyn, New York. The first Cicis Pizza opened in 1971, and the chain has since expanded to over 100 restaurants worldwide. In 2007 Cicis Pizza became an international brand with the opening of two restaurants in Berlin and Tokyo. Today, Cicis Pizza is available in over 20 countries around the world.
Expansion into new markets: Berlin and Tokyo
Since its inception in 2009, Cicis Pizza has steadily expanded its reach across the United States. Now the company is looking to do the same internationally, as it announced this week that it had opened two new restaurants in Berlin and Tokyo. The expansion is no surprise, as Cicis Pizza is known for its unique pizza creations and customer service.
“Berlin was a great choice for our first international venture,” said Cicis Pizza founder and CEO David Koechner. “The city’s vibrant food culture and vibrant nightlife perfectly complement our pizzas.
What are the similarities between Cicis Pizza and its international counterparts?
Cicis Pizza, an international pizza chain in the United States, Canada, and Europe, is set to open its first Japanese location in Tokyo later this year. The idea for the Cicis Japan location came about when American investors traveled to Japan and sampled some of the country’s top pizza spots. “We fell in love with the Japanese style of pizza and decided to bring that same quality to Tokyo,” said Cicis Pizza CEO David Ciccone. “We’re excited to partner with leading Japanese food operators like Yoshinoya and Sushi-Zanmai so that our customers can enjoy authentic Cicis Pizza experiences.” In addition, similar to other global brands such as Mcdonald’s and KFC, Cicis is also looking into entering China soon. According to reports, Chinese consumers increasingly favor foreign brands over their homegrown counterparts.
Differences between Cicis Pizza and its international counterparts
Cicis Pizza, the national pizza chain based in the U.S., has an international presence with branches in Berlin and Tokyo. The Berlin branch is the first outside of the U.S., while Cicis Pizza Goes International arrivals in Tokyo opened in March of this year.
The menu features pizzas similar to those at Cicis Pizza back home but with a few twists that set them apart from their American counterparts. For example, one Tokyo-only pizza is called the “Tokyo Dreamer,” which features pepperoni, ham, mozzarella cheese, and black olives on a crust topped with crispy onions and fried tomatoes.
One big difference between Cicis Pizza and its international counterparts is its price point.