Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint Opening in Birmingham, Ala.

Popular build-your-own pizza concept to open June 4, 2015 

(ATLANTA) May 2015 – Leading fast-casual pizza brand Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is bringing its chef-driven, customized pizza to Birmingham, Ala.  The Atlanta-based build-your-own pizza concept will open at 210 Doug Baker Blvd in The Village at Lee Branch shopping center on June 4, 2015.  This will be the first of five Uncle Maddio’s locations for the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., areas.  In celebration of the grand opening on Friday, June 5, the restaurant will serve free 9-inch, build-your-own, three-topping pizzas to guests in line from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Uncle Maddio's offers premium ingredients and more customization than any other fast-casual pizza chain. Guests choose from one of three crusts, including a gluten-free option, and 48 toppings including six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. More than 30 menu items are made fresh daily in-house.  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 restaurant also offers a selection of craft beers and wine.

“Birmingham residents can now experience the Uncle Maddio’s made-from-scratch pizza ordered just how they like it,” said Sha Nateghi, Uncle Maddio’s franchisee.  “I think our guests will come to love the fresh and flavorful pizza concept, and we look forward to serving the community.”  

The Birmingham restaurant is owned and operated by franchisee Sha Nateghi.  Nateghi is already a successful Jimmy John’s franchisee and also has experience as an AAMCO Transmissions franchisee.  Alabama residents have already come to know Uncle Maddio’s and have enjoyed its menu at the Auburn and Daphne, Ala., locations.  The restaurant will also open in Huntsville, Ala., in late 2015.

“I think our made-from-scratch pizza will be a big hit for friends, families and co-workers in Birmingham,” said Matt Andrew, CEO of Uncle Maddio’s.  “Sha Nateghi is an experienced franchisee and is committed to giving restaurants guests our ‘served with love’ experience.”

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.

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 franchising@unclemaddios.com.

 

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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 31 locations in 14 states, Uncle Maddio's opened 10 restaurants in 2014 and earned a 300 percent growth rate over the last three years. With more than 225 units in development, Uncle Maddio’s is projected to double in size in 2015. Uncle Maddio's pizzas are customizable, made-to-order, and served up fast for under $8. 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. The restaurant's unique fast bake ovens offer the most throughput in the industry and can produce 200 pizzas per hour. Uncle Maddio's also serves toasted Paninis and gourmet salads - all prepared with locally sourced ingredients (when available) and salad dressings and 30 other menu items that are made on-site daily. Uncle Maddio's 'Served with Love' philosophy and restaurant 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. 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.

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