Popularity of area’s first location drives rapid expansion in Charleston; opening features free pizza for lunch Saturday, Aug. 22
(ATLANTA) August 2015 – Atlanta-based fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is expanding its Charleston area footprint this week as it opens its second restaurant this Saturday, August 22nd at 11:00 in North Charleston at 4940 Centre Point Drive, Unit C., only six months after launching the first location at Town Center Plaza (North Highway 17) in Mount Pleasant.
In celebration of Uncle Maddio’s success in the Charleston area, the new North Charleston store will be serving FREE 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Grand Opening this Saturday Aug. 22, according to co-owner David Moulton. “Our unique approach to providing great customized pizza, salads and Italian sandwiches, coupled with prompt at-table delivery in a comfortable setting, has already built a strong following in the Charleston area,” said Moulton.
Moulton and his father, co-owner Bruce Moulton, plan to open a third Uncle Maddio’s location in the Charleston area in the next several months. David has more than a decade of fast-casual management experience—most notably with Domino’s, a traditional pizza delivery operation. The popular franchise chain is on pace to open a new unit every 10 days. “I love the Uncle Maddio’s build-your-own pizza concept; I think it is exactly the type of restaurant the community will enjoy with their friends, families and co-workers,” said Moulton.
Uncle Maddio’s is unique among most pizza restaurants, with guests interacting with the pizza maker to customize their very own pizza with premium ingredients and crust preferences, with the assurance their customized pie will be delivered oven hot to their table in less than 8 minutes. Uncle Maddio's offers only premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza restaurants. There are currently 37 Uncle Maddio’s operating in 13 states.
The rapidly growing fast casual pizza concept recently agreed to an investment by Washington, D.C. based S & S Investment Group, the original investors in Five Guys Burgers & Fries. Attracting strong investors like S & S reflects continued confidence that Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint will continue to rapidly expand across the U.S. The brand recently opened its first Pittsburg, PA area unit and its first in Roger’s, AR, in addition to a Smyrna, GA unit (the Atlanta metro region). The company plans to have at least 300 locations in five years.
About Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint
With more than 1,000 Pizza Makers making more than 2,000,000 gourmet pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint is category leader of the create-your-own premium fast casual pizza restaurants. Operating 37 locations in 13 states, Uncle Maddio's also has more than 250 units in development.
Uncle Maddio's pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for under $8. Uncle Maddio's offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain. With four pizza sizes; three types of crusts, including gluten-free; six sauces and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free, Uncle Maddio's has the freshest and largest menu in the category. For those with dietary restrictions, Uncle Maddio's serves up a huge selection of healthful options such as whole wheat and gluten-free crusts, hormone-free chicken, fresh local vegetables, Daiya vegan cheese and organic greens. Create-your-own signature salads and toasted Panini sandwiches round out the Italian-style menu. The restaurants also offer a selection of craft beers and wine.
The restaurant's unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio's practices a 'Served with Love' philosophy, and its restaurant experience is for everyone — children and families, college students, the young and the young at heart — and serves the guests and communities it is a part of.
Since launching its aggressive growth plan in 2008, Uncle Maddio's has signed franchise agreements with 55 different entities in 18 states. Many of Uncle Maddio's franchisees have previous multi-unit experience with Jimmy John's, Firehouse Subs, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King, Krystal, Papa John's, Domino's, Golden Corral and Five Guys. Uncle Maddio's is on track to have 300 restaurants open in five years with 1,000 units in development and is opening units every 10 days.
Based in Atlanta, the Uncle Maddio's management team has 50 years combined experienced in the fast casual category. Markets are available nationwide for franchise partner development including Texas, Ohio, and New Jersey. For more information on Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint, visit www.unclemaddios.com. Interested franchisees can visit www.unclemaddios.com/franchise-info/ or contact Roger Wagerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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