Since having Darah, I have radically changed my perspective about what is important in a restaurant setting. Pre-kids, I wanted something quiet, maybe even a little romantic in setting when going out to eat.
Now, I want a place that has sufficient high chairs, clean restrooms (ok, I always wanted that), changing tables in the restrooms, and a wait staff that knew how to accommodate the needs of little ones. For example, I love when a server proactively brings a drink with a lid for a child or when they bring extra napkins without me having to ask for them.
I also want to go to a place where other diners won’t be too fazed should my child decide to belt out “Part of Your World” halfway through the meal, or if she and daddy need to go on a scenic tour of the restaurant and explore everything.
Such a restaurant is not so easy to find, and honestly, that’s why we don’t go out to eat very often! But there are a few places we have discovered that fit the bill. One of the very best options, in my personal opinion, is CiCi’s Pizza.
If you have never had the pleasure of dining at a CiCi’s restaurant, you really are in for a treat. The fun begins as soon as you step into the restaurant. You can see not only the register, but also the entire cooking area right when you walk in, and EVERY employee stops and says, “Welcome to CiCi’s!” as soon as you walk in. It’s such a cool thing! You then proceed to order. I highly recommend the all-you-care-to-eat buffet, which is just $5.49 per person (the exact price may vary by location). Kids 3 and under are FREE! That is a price point that families on a budget can actually afford, and the food is awesome! They are constantly putting out new, hot pizzas to enjoy, and they also have a salad bar and some dessert pizzas. Yummy!
If your kids are a little bit older, they will enjoy hanging out in the game room that most every CiCi’s has. Be sure to bring some quarters so that they can play some games!
I also wanted to let you know about a GREAT promotion CiCi’s is currently running. Right now you can call in and order 3 medium pizzas for $9.99 (takeout). Let me make sure you understand what I’m saying. The price isn’t $9.99 per pizza, as you might expect. It’s $9.99 FOR ALL 3 PIZZAS!!!!! You can select 3 one-topping pizzas, or you can also choose from nine CiCi’s speciality pizzas, wuch as the Kansas City BBQ, Buffalo Chicken or my family’s personal favorite, the Spinach Alfredo pizza. I seriously just paused while writing this to put our nearest CiCi’s pizza phone number in my cell…we are TOTALLY calling this number later today and ordering some pizza!
Also, take a second to get yourself signed up for CiCi’s Pizza Perks. This is an email program where specials such as this get delivered right to your inbox so you never miss out!
Win it!: One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to win 2 free buffet coupons on CiCi’s so that you and your family can experience the fun waiting to be had at CiCi’s Pizza!
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my page.
Disclosure: I received complimentary buffet coupons in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts about dining at CiCi’s Pizza, which I have provided.