Cicis Announces Pizza Eating Competition Victor

Apr 12, 2019

IRVING, Texas (April 12, 2019) – Local duo and retired professional eaters Patrick Bertoletti and Tim Brown came out of “food challenge” retirement to take home $2,500 as the fastest overall finishers across the country in the #CicisPizzaChallenge.

The two Chicago-area residents finished a 28” pizza topped with pepperoni in just 7 minutes and 25 seconds, beating the time of the St. Louis winners by about 4 minutes!


Patrick and Tim came out of retirement to participate in the #CicisPizzaChallenge because of their love for Cicis’ pizza. And if you were wondering how they are feeling post pizza coma, they were already asking to come back and compete again just a few days later. Patrick and Tim are business partners/owners of Chicago’s Taco in a Bag.


Similar Cicis Pizza Challenges took place in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Orlando, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Charlotte in March and early April.


To learn more about the Cicis Pizza Challenge and contest rules, visit:


About Cicis
Founded in 1983, Irving, Texas-based Cicis invented the Unlimited Pizza Buffet concept, offering guests a wide variety of pizzas, including traditional crust and flatbreads, along with pastas, salads and desserts for dine-in, To Go and catering. With more than 430 restaurants in 32 states, Cicis has been ranked by CNN Money as the No. 1 “Casual Dining Pizza Chain (for your money) in America” and named by Technomic as the No. 2 “Most Kid-Friendly Chain as voted by Millennial Moms.” Nation’s Restaurant News recognized Cicis among its Top 200 Restaurant Chains in 2018. For more information about Cicis, visit or For franchising information, contact Michael Iglesias at or 972-745-9313 or visit

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