December 02, 2013 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is showing customers – and dozens of local charity partners - the love while introducing freshly-baked "Love Cookies." As part of the introduction of the new Love Cookie, Uncle Maddio’s is partnering with local charities and donating ten percent of Love Cookie sales during the month of December. Befitting the Uncle Maddio’s "Served with Love" marketing tag-line, the new Love Cookies and charity partnership is a perfect way to introduce the baked-to-order sweet treat.
The Love Cookie is an exclusive recipe, created by Uncle Maddio’s chef Alex Cook. The chocolate chip 6-inch cookie is prepared fresh and baked-to-order to ensure warm, chewy chocolaty goodness with each bite.
"It’s the most wonderful time of the year to ‘Serve with Love,’" said Founder and Chief Pizza Maker Matt Andrew, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint. "Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint and our franchisee partners love helping our local communities. We hope to make a big impact by selling as many Love Cookies as possible, so the donation of 25 cents for every cookie sold system-wide goes a long way in spreading joy this December."
The 12 Atlanta-area Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint locations will donate their Love Cookie proceeds to Ronald McDonald House, Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, Clifton Sanctuary Ministries Covenant House, The Special Olympics, No Longer Bound and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Locations in Charlotte, NC, Knoxville, Tn, Tallahassee, Fla, and Columbia, SC have also identified local charities. For a full list of charitable partners being ‘Served with Love’ from sales of the Love Cookie, please visit Facebook.com/UncleMaddios.
Now operating 18 locations since its inception in 2009, Uncle Maddio’s is growing faster than any other fast casual pizza brand. With 165 units in development, Uncle Maddio’s is attracting multiple unit operators due to the popularity of pizza – and expanding menu featuring gluten-free options, signature salads, paninis and growing dessert menu featuring the new Love Cookie.
Pioneering the create-your-own pizza craze, Uncle Maddio’s offers a made-from-scratch 9-inch individual pizza with up to three toppings, baked in six minutes, for $6.99. Guests choose one of three crusts, - traditional, whole wheat or gluten-free - and have the choice of 48 toppings - six sauces, 27 vegetables and 15 meats. Guests can also order one of the chain’s chef-prepared pizzas for $7.99, along with "take and bake" options for the Uncle Maddio’s experience at home.
The Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint menu also features create-your-own salads with a variety of garden-fresh vegetables. Plus, the Uncle Maddio’s menu features a full line-up of signature salads such as the Tuscan Antipasto Salad, the Orchard Chicken Salad and more. Toasted panini sandwiches, round out the Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint menu with creations such as Maddio’s Steak and Cheese, Basil Chicken, Tuscan Meatball, Turkey Bacon Cheddar for those who prefer sandwich love.
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.
Celebrating its 5th year, Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is the original create-your-own fast casual pizza restaurant. Operating 18 restaurants in six states, Uncle Maddio’s is the fastest growing fast casual pizza brand in the US, with an additional 35 franchise restaurants in development for 2014, and 165 units committed through its franchisee network. Uncle Maddio’s pizzas are completely customizable, made-to-order, and served up in just six minutes for under $7. Uncle Maddio’s offers four pizza sizes, three types of crusts, including gluten-free, six sauces, and 48 fresh toppings, many vegan, organic, and hormone-free. The freshest and largest menu in the category, Uncle Maddio’s also serves toasted paninis and gourmet salads -- all prepared with locally sourced ingredients and salad dressings that are made daily. Based in Atlanta, Uncle Maddio’s management team boasts 50 years combined experience in the fast casual category. Uncle Maddio’s is expanding throughout Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Virginia.
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With more than 1,350 Pizza Makers making more than 5,000,000 pizzas a year, Uncle Maddio's Pizza is category leader of the create-your-own, fast casual pizza restaurants.